Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Lady Teresa Hat

Here is the next installment in my Loopy Ladies Hat Patterns, each named for one of the gals in my Sunday afternoon knitting group. I like the vintage look, so each hat will (hopefully!) have that. The Lady Teresa Hat is loosely pattned after a sketch I saw for a 1920s cloche.

Lady Teresa Hat

This stylish hat is made with bulky yarn, making it a perfect quick knit. It is named for a gal in my Sunday afternoon knitting group, the Loopy Ladies. It is knit flat in seed stitch, then partially seamed and stitches picked up and knit in the round for the crown. A row of single crochet in a contrast color is added to the bottom edge of the brim to add interest. A button. vintage pin or knitted flower may be added above the notch at the nape of the neck. It can be purchased thru Ravelry.

Size 9 needles - straight, 16 inch circular and/or doublepoints
Size I crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Main Color – 110 yards of bulky weight yarn – I used KnitPicks Cadena
Contrast Color – Approximately 20 yards bulky weight yarn
8 stitch markers, one unique to mark the beginning of the round
1½ inch button, a knitted flower, a small brooch or a ribbon bow (optional)

Gauge – 14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette – not critical

Turn the brim up over the forehead as desired.
This hat may be made and donated to a charity but not made a sold for profit.