Jeanne Baret's Liberty Cap by Laura Ricketts
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Jeanne Baret's Liberty Cap

Knitting
April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
930 - 1240 yards (850 - 1134 m)
17 (18, 19, 20)" circumference

I knitted this Liberty Cap on needles slightly smaller than what the ball band suggests. My aim was to create a hat with as sturdy a presence as the explorer it honors: with enough stability to stand up on top or flop just a bit forward in the traditional Liberty Cap style. The doubling of the hat adds to this effect somewhat. It makes a warm hat, despite being knitted in fingering-weight yarn.