This hat is worked from the top down using yarn overs and decreases to make a star with radiating rays. I make mine in a super soft merino that doesn’t itch. Because the same stitches are worked five times in each round, I prefer to work this hat with 6 needles so each group of stitches is on a separate needle. I’ve written the pattern this way but you can certainly work it on fewer needles and use stitch markers to mark the repeats.
24 sts and 32 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st on US4 (3.5 mm)