Pattern - Evangeline
A beautiful hat framing the wearer's face based on the elegant cloche hats of the 1920s and early 1930s, with a tall crown pulled low over the forehead drawing attention to the eyes. The hat is named after Evangeline, one of the two sisters in the wonderful BBC TV series called The House of Eliott. They set up a dressmaking establishment and wear some of the most amazing outfits which would have worked perfectly with this stylish hat.
It is knitted in two parts, beginning with the brim which is knitted from side to side. The crown is then picked up along the brim and then knitted in the round, with short rows added at the back of the crown to create a deeper hat.
A great project for an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter wanting to expand their skills to include working in the round and short row shaping.
Knitted using Excelana DK 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, in shades of Ruby Red and Saharan Sand.
Pattern includes 3 sizes to fit the following head circumferences: 45.5cm(18in), 51cm(20in), 56cm(22in).
Excelana DK from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 119m/130yds per 50g
1 50g ball shade Ruby Red
1 50g ball shade Saharan Sand
20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch.
3.25mm (US 4) needles
4mm (US 6) circular needle 40cm long
Set of 4mm (US 6) double pointed needles
Knitting in the round; short rows; picking up stitches.