A Sixteenth-Century Basque Whalers' Cap

This knitted cap is a careful reproduction of a sixteenth-century whaler's cap based on a fragment found in a burial excavation of a Basque whaling station in Red Bay, Labrador, Canada.
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Description
This knitted cap should fit an average-sized adult head but could be altered easily. Although it's based on the ancient Phrygian style, today's knitter will find it a very wearable cap.

SKU: EP9524

Author/Speaker/Editor: Wendy Leigh-Bell

Format: Pattern

Details
Finished Size: 22 inches (55.9 cm) circumference and 12 inches (30.5 cm) deep
Yarn: Jamieson and Smith, 100% Shetland wool yarn, 2 ply, fingering weight, 125 yards (114.3 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) ball, 3 balls of #202 Natural
Needles: Needles, circular, 16 inches (40.6 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm) and size 2.5 (3 mm), and set of 4 or 5 double pointed, size 2.5 (3 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions:
Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st
Originally Published: PieceWork January/February 2014

SKU: EP9524

Author/Speaker/Editor: Wendy Leigh-Bell

Format: Pattern