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Miss Jane's Hat

A slouchy hat with a cabled band and dainty embroidery.

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n the Regency era, turbans and Greek-style headwear were popular, and they were very similar to modern slouchy hats. This hat was inspired by two characters—Miss Jane Bennett and Miss Jane Fairfax—as well as Jane Austen herself. All three Janes exhibited grace and elegance wherever they went. Miss Jane’s hat has a graceful cabled hatband with dainty embroidery and an elegant body gathered into bands of reverse Garter stitch. The hatband is worked flat and sewn together; stitches are then picked up around the top of hatband and joined for knitting in the round.
Finished Size: 18¼ (21¼, 24½)" Hatband circumference; about 10" length. Hat shown measures 21¼".
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool; 220 yd [201 m]/100 g): #897 baby denim, 1 (1, 2) balls.
Yarn Weight:
#3 - Light
Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn); stitch marker (m); tapestry needle.
21 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in St st; 21 sts = 2¾" and 30 rows = 4" in Hatband chart.
Originally Published:
Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012

SKU: EP6276

Author/Speaker/Editor: Heide Petroski

Format: eProject

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