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Regency Riding Hat

Knitting
September 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Traveling Leaf Pattern with smaller needle
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
270 - 540 yards (247 - 494 m)
16-1/2 (22-1/4, 24)" circumference
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Interweave SKU: EP8867

Finished Size: 16 1/2 (22 1/4, 24)” circumference (see Notes). Hat shown measures 22 1/4”.

Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (100% wet-spun linen; 270 yd [247 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #64 island moss, 1 (2, 2) skein(s).

Needles: Size 2 (2, 3) (2.75 2.75, 3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5mm): 16” cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder; bobbins for tails; tapestry needle; craft-weight sewing needle

Gauge: 26 (26, 24) sts and 40 (40, 37) rnds = 4” in Traveling Leaf patt on smaller needle.

Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits 2013

Copied from Jane Austen Knits, Fall 2013:

While a woman without a hat is unimaginable in Regency society, many of the hat and bonnet shapes of the time, while intriguing to us, are not easily wearable in the twenty-first century. An exception is the Regency Riding Hat. Equestrienne costumes of the nineteenth century borrowed from men’s fashions, and the resulting blend of masculine and feminine was (and remains) dashing and visually bold… A fascinator size (not too tiny, just large enough to perch upon the crest of your temple) has been included for added potential and flirtation with multiple periods of history and fantasy.