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Nantes Hat

An architectural cap.

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The columns and arches formed by the intricate cable and lace pattern of this hat bring architectural ornament to soft stitches. Kid mohair and silk give sheen and blurred definition to strongly sculptural motifs.
Finished Size: About 18" brim circumference (will stretch to 23" head circumference), 28" circumference at widest point, and 9" tall, after blocking.
Yarn: S. Charles Collezione Tivoli (52% silk, 48% kid mohair; 108 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #13 garnet, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles. 
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light 
Needles:  Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): 16" cir and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions: Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. 
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle; 23 sts = 4" in brim patt (chart Rows 1–11) on smaller needle. 
Originally Published:  Interweave Knits, Winter 2011

SKU: EP5451

Author/Speaker/Editor: Amanda Scheuzger

Format: eProject