A Hat Inspired by Sansa to Knit by Katrina King
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A Hat Inspired by Sansa to Knit

August 2015
Lace ?
33 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
one size
Errata available: needleworktraditions.com

The epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin is a rich and layered landscape of political intrigue. At its core, it is a battle between several different families for the Iron Throne of Westeros. In the third novel, A Storm of Swords, we see one of the key characters, Sansa Stark, preparing for a royal wedding. Sansa’s handmaiden dressed her in “a gown of silvery satin… . She had arranged her hair artfully in a delicate silver net winking with dark purple gemstones.” We find out later from a horrified Sansa that she was an unwitting accomplice in a crime against the crown. Not only were the stones a strong poison, but upon removal of the delicate net, she finds one of them missing.
This passage inspired me to design this hat. It is worked from the center out in the round, with seven sections to represent the seven new gods that are worshipped in Westeros. I used seed beads as my “gemstones.” I whipstitched the snood around an elastic hairband to help hold it in place.