Alice Cap by Julie Turjoman

Alice Cap

December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, on smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
S (M, L) Fits head circumference of 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)"
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With their irresistible combination of vintage glamor and modern-day wearability, fashions of the 1920s provide a rich vein of inspiration for my knitwear designs.

Although the details of her life are lost in time, Parisian designer Alice Bernard was a successful couturiรจre and hat designer during the Roaring Twenties. Her high style creations were often featured in fashion magazines during the first half of the 1920s, when she was known for her elegant evening dresses and striking hats.

This warm and stylish cap is created in sections: the streamlined cap, and a contrasting color band with a centered cable panel that ascends to a dramatic peak. The jaunty feather appeared on my balcony the morning I finished the cap, perhaps channeling Alice Bernardโ€™s wish for a final embellishment to the shaped side tab, and making it as fashionable on todayโ€™s knitter as it would have been on the trendiest Jazz Age flapper.

Alice is worked in three separate pieces: the cap, the cabled peak, and the stockinette band with short-row shaped side tab. One end of the Cable band is purposely worked longer than the other end to accommodate the overlap of this shaped side tab. Directions for the cable panel are provided in chart format, with a Stitch Key for the cable crosses.