Lempicka Headband/Hat by Ash Kearns
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Lempicka Headband/Hat

Knitting
September 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
one size
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Art Deco artist and wealthy bohemian Tamara de Lempicka represented the height of glamour in Jazz Age Paris. She was reputed to have had a very large hat collection that appears frequently in her paintings. I don’t know if she was a knitter, but I am sure she would have appreciated this hat (or headband!) that bears her name!

Lempicka features a large shell appliqué knit in two pieces that starts from mysterious beginnings only to take shape under your needles. The headband or fitted beanie is knitted separately and the shell is mounted to stand up from the piece. Wear it with the shell faced sideways or face it to the front for a bold look. You will want to bob cut your hair and dance all night!

Lempicka’s dramatic style will get you noticed as you channel the spirit of a famous flapper!

Materials:
One Skein Berroco Flicker with 5mm and 5.5mm 16” circular needles and set of 5.5mm DPNs ( Due to it’s elasticity, this yarn has an unusual tension. Needle sizes for Standard Worsted Weight Yarn follow)
OR
150-200 yards of Standard Worsted Weight Yarn such as Cascade 220 with 4mm and 4.5mm 16” circular needles and set of 4.5mm DPNs
stitch marker
wool needle

Special Skills Used:
Short rows, working in the round

Gauge:
20 stitches= 4” in Stocking St using larger needle

Questions or comments? Please contact Ash Kearns directly or join my Ravelry group, Ash Kearns Handknitting!