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Free star spangled cap

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Free star spangled cap
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Free star spangled cap Star spangled cap
Free star spangled cap Star spangled cap
Free star spangled cap Star spangled cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl, knit with at most two colors in the round
  • Strands are short due to the pattern

Pattern Description:

You may ask why me - a Franconian drafts such a hat?
First: I love blue, red and white.
Second: the fact that I(tm)m an American TV series junkie may have something to do with it :)

And then seeing the American flag in so many American TV series the idea about knitting it on a Fair Isle hat just tickled me

Thanks to Christine for testknitting it for me and allowing me to use her pictures.
You did a great job!

It has a two color dotted ribbing and bands of red and white stripes and tiny white stars on a blue background.
Right at the top is a tiny white star, too surrounded by many others..

You can also knit a scarf or a cowl from the pattern by casting on more stitches and knitting it in the round.
You could also make the stripes smaller. You can knit some patriotic socks , a blanket, a cushion cover :) Whatever you do

enjoy this pattern and have fun with it! :)


Knitting gauge in stranded pattern: 1 x 1 inch: 7 stitches and 8 rows (2 x 2 cm: 5 stitches and 6

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This beanie fits size S and M. (about 54 " 57 cm head circumreference)
  • Note: For bigger heads use needle size 3.25 mm or 3.5 mm or 5-ply yarn (e.g. Buttinette Madeleine Merino 150 m/50g) or both.


  • You need 4-ply sock yarn in the following colors: about: 25 g in dark blue, 30 g in off-white, 25 g in red (yardage 209 -210 meters/50 g).
  • Circular needle 40 cm 3.00 mm and 5 double pointed needles size 3.00 mm for the top of the head.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
  • Fun!

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight


blue, red, white

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