Prince Arthur's Hat by Sally Pointer/ Wicked Woollens
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Prince Arthur's Hat

Knitting
July 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Adult, shrink to fit!
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Prince Arthur’s Hat is an early to mid sixteenth century style cap ideal for use with Henrician costuming and suitable for a wide range of costume impressions as well as being a rather stylish hat for modern wear.

It is knit very large, and fulled to fit, so gauge is flexible, as long as you are getting a comfortable knit for the yarn, your gauge will be fine. Modification Hint: If you prefer a hat with a neater brim profile, work just one increase per section rather than two at this stage, you’ll end up with a less flared result that will stand up with less overlap between front and back sections. The hat as written will have a fair overlap between front and back brims which allows for a variety of styling tweaks at blocking stage.

Although the design is based on historic portrait evidence and gives a plausible result for period capping finishes, there are as best I can tell no surviving examples of this hat style so whilst the pattern does discuss the evidence, it is not formally part of my Historic Hats range as it is written for modern techniques using a long circular needle.