Pedestal by Susan Villas Lewis


June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
80 - 110 yards (73 - 101 m)
Adult - 17”, 19.75”, 22.5”
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This started out as a project to depict head armor, but the more I worked it, the more the wide rib columns made me think of marble pedestals busts are displayed on. (And always knocked over in the movies!)

It’s a simple design, leaving you free to go a little crazy customizing it as your own. Perfectly unisex as well!

  • This was designed as a short toque, but you can make it longer by doing more ribbing rounds or more body rounds between the purl sections.
  • I used a heavier worsted/aran to reach gauge.
  • Work each section of the hat in a different color or just highlight the purl bands.