A Hat for Dana
A Hat for Dana is part of Lyrical Knits’ Quabbin Series that is intended to honor the four central Massachusetts towns that were disincorporated to make way for the Quabbin reservoir in the 1930s. The design is dedicated to the town of Dana which specialized in millinery (hat making) especially that of woven palm leaf hats.
The hat is worked in the round from the bottom-up, beginning with the folded ribbing in Twisted Rib. The body of the hat is worked in a stretchy, Twisted Cable Rib pattern, and decreased in pattern to the crown.
The cable pattern itself is remarkably stretchy, and the one size is worn by both models in the photos. the hat measures 21.6” in unstretched circumference; ribbing is 16.3” in unstretched circumference, and the depth of hat is approx. 9” from the folded ribbing to crown.