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Two in One: Warm Hat or Cravat

Knitting
September 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
640 - 660 yards (585 - 604 m)
adult sm/med and adult med/large

Inspired by a versatile handknit tube featured in an early 1900’s Shetland House Catalog published by John White and Company of Edinburgh, the cowl (double cap)/cravat features a stockinette stitch base with gradually closer purl line accents that blend into a circular garter section, which then shifts into a reverse stockinette stitch mid-section similar to the original. Tubular doubled caps of this type have been around for centuries, especially in Scandinavia, Europe, and the British Isles. Practical accessories such as this were recommended as useful gear for soldiers in World War I (1914–1918).

Materials
Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian Highland wool yarn, worsted weight, 220 yards (201.2 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) hank, 3 hanks of #8401 Silver Grey;

Needles, circular, 16 inches (40.6 cm), and double pointed, size 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Standard size deck of playing cards (for tassel template)

Finished sizes: 8¾ (9¼) inches (22.2 23.5 cm) wide and 37¼ (38¾) inches (94.6 cm 98.4 cm) long, excluding tassels; adult small/medium (adult large/extra-large)
Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st