Astral Hat

Adjusting the Astral Hat Sizing

The Astral hat has a repeating motif of 18 stitches. At a gauge of 8 stitches per inch, this limits sizes available to every 2.25" (18 stitches / 8 stitches/in). Thus to smallify the hat, you would cast on 18 stitches fewer than the small (144 sts) and complete the motif 8 times around instead of 9 times to make a hat that's 18" in circumference, or an average kid's size. To biggify the hat you would cast on 18 stitches more than the large (198 stitches) and complete the motif 11 times around instead of 10 times to make a hat that's 24.75". 

More sizes may be available soon, and never fear, more size customization is coming in the future to Knitrino!

The Right Slipped Cross (RSC)

Instructions: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold to back, slip 1, k1 from cable needle.

Knitting the RSC

The right slipped cross looks a lot like a cable, but because you're slipping the stitch off the cable needle, it has a different appearance. 

  1. Slip 1 stitch (as if to purl) to cable needle from the left hand needle
  2. Hold the cable needle to the back of your work and slip 1 stitch (as if to purl) from the left hand needle
  3. Knit 1 stitch from the cable needle.

Knitting the Round above the RSC

Because the RSC contains a slipped stitch, it can get looped over the adjacent stitches, making it look like something is wrong when it isn't. This video shows how to separate the stitches if they get tangled. 

The Left Slipped Cross (LSC)

Instructions: Slip 1 stitch to cable needle, hold to back, slip 1, k1 from cable needle.

Knitting the LSC

The left slipped cross looks a lot like a cable, but because you're slipping the stitch off the cable needle, it has a different appearance. 

  1. Slip 1 stitch (as if to purl) to cable needle from the left hand needle
  2. Hold the cable needle to the front of your work and knit 1 stitch from the left hand needle
  3. Slip the stitch (as if to purl) from cable needle onto the right hand needle.

Knitting the round above the LSC

Because the LSC contains a slipped stitch, it can get looped over the adjacent stitches, making it look like something is wrong when it isn't. This video shows how to separate the stitches if they get tangled. 

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