First piece (Field for Stars) With C, cast on 96 sts. K 168 rows. Put on holder.
Second piece (top 7 stripes) Second piece (top 7 stripes) With A, cast on 96 sts.* K 24 rows. Change to B and k 24 rows. Continue to alternate 24 rows A, 24 rows B for 7 stripes, ending with A. Put sts on holder. Sew the first and second pieces together for top of flag. Put stitches back on needle and continue working 24 rows A, 24 rows B for 6 more stripes. Bind off.
STARS - Make 32Ch 3, slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 5 sc in ring, slip st to beg-ch.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 3 sc in each sc, slip st to beg-ch - 15 sc.
Rnd 3 *Sc in first sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
Position the stars on the field and sew them into place.