My inspiration for this latest design was my sweet boy, Daniel, who specifically requested a hat with gold stars. He picked out the yarn from my stash of sport weight wool and we drew up the stars together on graph paper.
|Daniel is all about gold stars lately.|
The design itself took some doing and redoing. First it was too long, so I had to rip out and redo the decreases about three different times. Also, I'd originally done a turned hem, but when it was all done the flare at the bottom looked like butt...
|Seriously. It looked even worse when worn.|
|Ah, yes. Much better.|
|I think he likes it.|
Pattern: Starry Night Cap (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport in light blue, medium blue and bright yellow
Needles: 16” circulars in size 3, 5 and 6, plus one set of DPNs in size 5
Gauge: 24 stitches=4” in plain st st on size 5 needles, 24 stitches=4” in color work on size 6 needles
Finished size: 20” circumference (to fit a child’s head). Ribbed brim is 3" and allows for folding. Crown decreases are 3" veritically. Notes to adjust for larger sizes are included in the pattern, but larger sizes haven't been tested; knit at your own risk! For that matter, the one you see here wasn't tested by anyone other than me, but that's how it goes with free patterns. If anyone out there finds a problem, please let me know and I'll fix it.