Orbital by Stephanie Earp


November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Star Mesh on Larger Needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
One Size: 11” diameter, to fit head 20-22”
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This slouchy beret is knit from the brim to the crown. The brim is worked in garter and can be worked in a colour fade, as it is here, or in a single colour. The rest of the hat is worked in a Star Mesh pattern borrowed from the Estonian lace tradition. 

This hat is part of a informal series inspired by William Gibson’s Neuromancer - you’ll find some of the same stitches in my upcoming Straylight top.

Number of pages: 2
Written instructions
One Size: 11” diameter, to fit head 20-22”
Measurements given in inches


  • 200 yards fingering weight yarn - sample shown in La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (100% merino; 100g; 366 m/400 yrds)

  • 30 yrds Colour A - sample shown in Undergrowth

  • 30 yrds Colour B - sample shown in Victorian Mauve

  • 140 yrds Colour C - sample shown in Rose Quartz
  • Star Mesh Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) 24” circular and DPNS
  • Garter Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2) 16” circular needles
  • Darning needle
  • 1 stitch marker


  • 28 sts/28 rounds over 4”/10 cm square in star mesh, after blocking, using 4.5 mm needles
  • 22 sts/52 rounds over 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch, after blocking, using 2.75 mm needles