Whorls featuring circle designs have been found at archaeological sites around the globe; the circle-with-dot is nearly as widespread. The whorl that inspired this particular design came from a Roman-era Coptic site (Egypt), but similar whorls have been retrieved from German, Sassanian (Iran), Bactrian (Afghanistan), and Mexican sites.
This beanie features a variation on the banjo cable with a two-row nupp in the center to mimic the common circle-with-dot motif.
Measurements are made with hat blocked and stretched to appear like the example. This is a very stretchy hat due to the ribbing, and will fit a head up to 4 inches [10cm] larger than circumference noted.
* Child: 9 inches [22cm] deep and 17 inches [43cm] in circumference.
* Adult Woman: 10 inches [25cm] deep and 20 inches [50cm] in circumference.
* Adult Man: 11.5 inches [29cm] deep and 22 inches [56cm] in circumference.
The example shown is an Adult Woman size on a 22 inch [56cm] head.