Inspired by classic hat patterns of the 1940s and 50s, Delia is an elegant and versatile pillbox hat. Make it with a bulkier yarn to fit the circumference of your head, or choose a lighter yarn and longer felting time to create a delightful fascinator or tilt hat. Trim with a simple ribbon for everyday wear, add a spray of feathers for a sophisticated air, or go wild with flowers, beads and veiling for a showstopping topper.
Suitable for beginner-intermediate knitters. You should be familiar with k2togdecreases, and knit-front-and-back increases.
Hat is made with worsted or aran yarn held double, and is felted to desired size.
60-90m any feltable worsted or aran yarn held doubled.
Approx US size 12 circular needle.
Washing machine or hot and cold water
Straight-sided bowl, cake tin or other cylinder of desired circumference
rounded-bottomed bowl which fits inside cylinder
Gauge is unimportant for this project, you only need ensure the hat will b