Sara Crewe's Hat by Deirdre Kennedy

Sara Crewe's Hat

April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using MC and smaller needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
352 yards (322 m)
M (L); brim circumference 21 (22)" / 53 (56)cm
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Did Miss Minchin (in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Little Princess) force Sara to knit warm woolies for other children at her school? It sounds like something she would do. But because Sara was such a kind and forgiving girl, she most likely would have been imbuing every stitch with warmth and good thoughts for the recipient. Thankfully, even if you’re under pressure to knit this hat for someone else, the pattern keeps changing things up and will never get boring. Just follow the instructions and concentrate on knitting your love and warm thoughts into your hat.

This double-layered hat is knitted in one piece. You begin by knitting a stockinette interior from the top down, add ribbing to the bottom, and then flip it up to knit the mesh lace overlay from the bottom up.

(MC) Crystal Palace Moonshine (73% nylon, 10% mohair, 9% wool, 8% metallic; 135 yds / 123m per 50g skein, 12 wpi), Firedance; 1 skein

(CC) Berroco Vintage (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon; 217 yds / 198m per 100g skein, 10 wpi), Cast Iron; 1 skein

For knitting in the round:
1 US #7 / 4.5mm circular needle, 16” / 40cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US #10 / 6mm circular needle, 16” / 40cm or longer
1 set US #7 / 4.5mm double-point needles
1 set US #10 / 6mm double-point needles

OR for magic loop:
1 US #7 / 4.5mm circular needle, 40” / 100cm
1 US #10 / 6mm circular needle, 40” / 100cm