Hairpin Lace Hat by Kristin Omdahl

Hairpin Lace Hat

February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in dc
2.25 mm (B)
110 yards (101 m)
20" circumference
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My favorite hats “in the wild” are ones with a little bling. When people watching, I am always drawn toward people wearing hats with beads or sequins. In an effort to push the envelope and see what I could do with one skein of sequined and beaded silk yarn, I decided to challenge myself with hairpin lace. Creating strips of fabric in the traditional way, I then manipulated one strip into a medallion (perfect for a hat’s crown) and joined strips into tubes to create the remainder of the hat. As long as you set the loom to the radius of the crown, you will have a hat that fits!