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"Revive-a-Vintage" 1898 Hat #3
March 25 2015
March 27 2015
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"Revive-a-Vintage" 1898 Hat #3
1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes
Christmas at Sea
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
176 yards = 1.6 skeins
Knit Picks - WeCrochet Swish Worsted
none left in stash
1.4 skeins = 154.0 yards (140.8 meters), 70 grams
Knit Picks - WeCrochet Swish Worsted
13 yards in stash
0.2 skeins = 22.0 yards (20.1 meters), 10 grams

The construction of this hat was inspired by one pictured in a magazine published around 1910. Knitting the headband side to side provides a double layer of garter stitch to keep the ears warm, and allows for easy shaping of the earflaps.The edges of the headband are folded together along a slipped stitch seam, and picked up together to finish in the round.The hat has plenty of depth so it can be pulled low on the forehead, and the earflaps will naturally cup around the ears to keep them warm.

  • For the Revive-a-Vintage “contest” I pledge 3 of these projects (hats)by April 15th which will be donated to Christmas at Sea. This is #3. Here are #1 and #2. These are extremely popular with the Seamen who are in such need of warm, comfortable, practical hats. The pattern is very clever in construction.

  • Provisional cast-on Video.

  • This is Hat #3 of my Goal of 10 for their annual drive.

  • I am planning to add some subtle striping to this hat with a second color of “Swish”.

  • As in the prior hats, I am adding a mod of reducing the crown a little quicker, and eliminating the “plain knit” round after K6, K2tog. I reduced at every row after that point. This cut back on the slight “point ” on the top.

  • It was extremely exciting to learn that I was the winner in this week’s “Revive-a-Vintage” contest (random generated number) drawing! The great news is revealed in this blog post. Check out Jenn’s Roving Crafters blog!

  • I am looking forward to trying the very exciting prize of a gift bag from Milk and Honey. Thank you Jenn and thank you Milk and Honey!

  • Yes it was literally snowing on my head when I took the finished hat photos. It was snowing on the 8th-9th day of Spring here on Long Island. (New York State) Unheard of……


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by Knit Picks - WeCrochet
100% Merino
110 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: March 25, 2015
  • Finished: March 28, 2015
  • Updated: May 2, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates