Starlight Mountains Hat by Christy Furlan

Starlight Mountains Hat

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 134 yards (101 - 123 m)
One size — Adult medium (Fits ~22” [56 cm] circumference head)
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I designed my Starlight Mountains Mittens for a friend who frequently goes hiking in the Rockies. I wanted to knit up a landscape to match those he might see on just such a hike – a lake slightly ruffled by a breeze, a mountain range, a few wisps of cloud, and a beautiful sky full of stars. The stitch pattern I used for the palm of the mittens always makes me think of what all those stars would look like reflected on the lake at night. It’s such a pretty stitch pattern that I thought it deserved to be featured on its own. Thus, the Starlight Mountains Hat was born. The best part about the colorwork of this stitch pattern is that it is done with mosaic knitting, which makes it a breeze to knit through. I love how quickly mosaic patterns knit up and how beautiful, stretchy, and squishy the finished product always is. Even better, if you knit up this hat, you’ll always have a bit of starlight to bring with you wherever you go.

If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of mosaic knitting, never fear! This is a great pattern to learn how to knit mosaic with - detailed introductions to mosaic knitting and mosaic charts are provided, along with full written-out versions of each chart.

Check out my Starlight Mountains Cowl and Starlight Mountains Mittens if you’d like a matching set! They can all be purchased together at a discount in the Starlight Mountains Mosaics eBook.

Techniques Used with Tutorials Provided:
Mosaic Knitting

Yarn Used:
Malabrigo Yarn Rios
(Worsted / 10 ply; 100% superwash merino wool; 210 yd 192 m per 100 g skein)

Main Color (MC): Pearl; 1 skein
Contrast Color (CC): Azul Profundo; 1 skein

US 7 / UK 7 / 4.5 mm 16” circular needle
US 7 / UK 7 / 4.5 mm DPNs
A 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle can also be used to work the Magic Loop method.

Stitch markers, yarn needle

Yardage Estimates from Sample:
MC: 63 yd (58 m), 30 g
CC: 59 yd (54 m), 28 g

Final Measurements:
Circumference: 16.75” (42.5 cm)
Length: 7.5” (19 cm)

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

I would like to extend a very special thank you to my fabulous technical editor, tricotedit, and my wonderful, helpful test knitter, frillylady. Arigatou gozaimasu!