Coast Starlight Hat

The Coast Starlight train runs all along the Pacific Coast. It takes forever, but goes over beautiful, dramatic mountains and through lush, Jurassic forests. You can knit this hat on the leg from San Francisco to Portland. Ask me how I know…

This hat is worked from the earflap cords up to the crown. The earflaps are knit separately, left live, then joined together by casting on stitches for the rest of the hat. The secret to its perfect fit is a longer front brim than back and short rows in the earflaps. Sure to keep you toasty warm even on an all night train ride. (Ask me how I know…)

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Yarn: 130 (150) yards worsted weight yarn. Regular earflaps show in Dream in Color Classy color Chinatown Apple (100% superwash merino, 250 yards/100 gram hank). Optional longer earflaps shown in Berroco Blackstone Tweed color #2647 (65% wool/25% mohair/10% angora, 130 yards/50 gram ball).

Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″ in stocking stitch.

Needles: US 8 (5mm) double pointed needles and 16” circular needle.

Notions: Stitch marker, cable needle.

Sizes: Regular [Large] Regular fits 22″ or smaller heads, 20” finished circumference (130 yds)
Large fits 22” or larger heads, 21.5” finished circumference (150 yds)

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