Sidereal Check Hat by Carolyn Kern

Sidereal Check Hat

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
190 - 265 yards (174 - 242 m)
18¼ (19¾)” [46.5 (50) cm] un-stretched brim circumference and 10¾ (11¾)” [27.5 (30) cm] un-cuffed height, will stretch to fit heads up to approximately 22 (24)” [56, (61) cm]
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My Sidereal Check Hat & Sidereal Check Cowl were selected by The Fibre Co for their Fall 2018 Yarn Support Programme! These colorwork projects were inspired by high fashion garments featuring graphic variations of houndstooth check. I enjoyed charting some of these checks for stranded knitting.

The check pattern I use here was one of my favorites. I love how the background color appears as a series of four-pointed stars. ‘Sidereal’ means of or relating to distant stars or constellations.

The hat, with optional pompom, may be made in one of two sizes to fit most women (men).

Finished Measurements
18¼ (19¾)” 46.5 (50) cm un-stretched brim circumference and 10¾ (11¾)” 27.5 (30) cm un-cuffed height, will stretch to fit heads up to approximately 22 (24)” 56, (61) cm

Yarn
DK weight yarn
For hat:
152 (178) yd 139 (163) m Main Color (MC)
38 (44) yd 35 (40) m Contrast Color (CC)
For optional 3⅜” (8.5 cm) pompom:
additional 43 yd 39 m CC

Note: If making both hat & cowl with Arranmore Light, two skeins of the main color and one of the contrast color will be more than enough.