Starburst slouchy hat - knitting pattern

Starburst is a romantic rasta Hat – soft and drapey with its lacy body yet modern and slouchy at the same time.

The Hat has a deep ribbed brim which can be folded up to allow the Hat to be worn more like a beret.

Skills required:
 Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, lace

Gauge: 
18 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
 18 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over 1x1 Rib

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 19 (21, 23) in/ 48 (53.25, 58.25) cm (Finished size 15.5 (17.75, 20) in/ 39.5 (45, 50.5) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable cast-on for 1X1 & 2x2 ribs

Materials you need at home:

  • 161 (186, 207) yd/147 (170, 189) m Aran or heavy worsted weight, single or multi-plied yarn (Sample shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (216yd/198m per 100g; 100% fibre Merino))
  • 
30yd/27m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St


  • Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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