Flora's Cap

October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in seed stitch with larger needles, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
195 yards (178 m)
One size: To fit 21–22"/53–56cm head.
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Fans of the film Cold Comfort Farm, based on Stella Gibbons’s witty 1932 novel, will recognize that this sleek, slouchy topper was inspired by the white cap worn by Flora Poste during her railway journey from London to Beershorn Halt.

Our seed-stitch version in alpaca and silk travels well from town to country and spans the seasons neatly.

One size: To fit 21–22”/53–56cm head. Approx. 20”/51cm around x 9”/23cm tall.

2 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (146 yds/134m each); shown in Color 110, Color 138, and Color 150.
Or approx. 195 yds/178m of an equivalent sport-weight silk blend.

US 3 (3.25mm) 16”/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 2 (2.75mm) 16”/40cm circular needles, or .5mm smaller than gauge needle.
7 stitch markers (1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.