Starlight Mountains Hat
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:
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
Circumference: 16.75” (42.5 cm)
Length: 7.5” (19 cm)
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.