Lustrare Hat by Katherine Vaughan

Lustrare Hat

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
85 - 115 yards (78 - 105 m)
Adult S (M, L), to fit heads of 21 (22, 24)in / 53.5 (56, 61)cm circumference.
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It’s funny how seemingly simple words can evolve into different but related concepts over time. The Latin verb “lustro” referred to the circular movements priests made during a ritual purification. The word has since evolved into concepts in Italian, Spanish, Polish, and English that range from “to shine” to “a mirror” to “a five year period.”
Similarly, this relatively simple slouchy hat (and its matching mitts and shawl patterns) mix standard ideas—mostly stockinette stitch, with a little eyelet trimwork—to create a new set of knit ideas.