The Rigsbee family owned large amounts of land in what is now Durham, NC. During the 1920’s, James. B. Duke purchased some of the land; Duke University’s West Campus now sits on the site of the family’s homestead. A portion of Rigsbee Road, near downtown, keeps their name tied to Durham. Taking its shape from the cloche popular when Duke purchased the homestead, the Rigsbee Cloche shows a hint of unexpected color on the underside of the brim.
Women’s medium (to fit 22 inch [56cm] head); finished hat measures 21 inches [53cm] circumference.
18 sts and 24 rows over 4 inches [10cm] in stockinette stitch worked in the round.
• MC: 150 yds [137m] worsted weight yarn
• CC: 100 yds [92m] worsted weight yarn
Note: maroon example is knit in cotton/silk, green example is knit in wool.
• US size 7 [4.5mm] needles for working in the round.
• US size 5 [3.5mm] needles for working in the round.