Papal Mitre by Priscilla Allen

Papal Mitre

October 2023
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Worsted
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches
in sc
6.0 mm (J)
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
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This crochet pattern will show you how to make a Papal or Bishop’s mitre to use for All Saint’s Day dress up! Many Catholic schools encourage students to dress as saints on November 1st each year. It is a fun way to honor your favorite model of Christianity. There aren’t many readily available costumes for this, though, so I have a whole blog post about creating your own with easy to find crochet patterns, and decided to create this pattern. Use it to create a hat for representing Papal Saints as well as some sainted bishops who wore them. Customize with color choice!
SIZING: this pattern is sized for a child, but you could make in any size by making the band larger or smaller to fit the head circumference as follows: baby 15 inches, toddler 16 inches, child 18 inches, teen 19 inches, medium 20 inches, large 21 inches
Pattern is worked flat, then sewn together.
Pattern is written with a gold stripe (Saint Pope John Paul II is often shown with this color mitre) but you can change that to suit your chosen saint.
As you make the stripe, measure it next to your mitre top and add/subtract rows as necessary to line up correctly with the top and bottom.
This pattern calls for yarns held together: crochet with two strands of different yarns held together as you work. It creates a stiff fabric to make the mitre top stand up. I think if you have a bulky or super bulky white yarn and use that with a size J hook, you can probably get the required stiffness.
Optional: spray the top with some fabric stiffening spray and shape as desired.