兜 | Kabuto : Japanese for (n) helmet from from traditional Japanese Samurai Armour circa 16th Century.
A partner garment to Tekkō , this hat is designed with reverse stocking stitch to provide a monolithic dimension to the knitted fabric, whilst stocking stitch stripes and vertical expressed seam edge provide detail. Short-row shaping at the nape ensures a stylish slouch and fit to the head.
- The Shibui Heichi gives a gauge of 18st/30rows for 4”/10cm swatch (sl. larger than the original Shelter gauge).This version is a 100% silk yarn and therefore a ‘decorative hat’ rather than a ‘cosy snug hat’! Consider adding a thread of Shibui Silk Cloud to provide warmth if choosing this yarn.
- Pattern provides detailed instructions, including a photographic tutorial for the Seamless Expressed Edge Pattern, many photos and schematics.
- The hat is seamless but worked back and forth on circular needles to create the original expressed edge along the seam line.
Size on model shown: L 22” (56cm) head circumference
Intermediate to Advanced