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    Knitted and fulled round-crown boneto

    Source Images

    Fernando Gallego. Nacimiento de la Virgen. 1490.

    Juan de Flandes. Raising of Lazarus. 1510

    Master of the Catholic Monarchs. Marriage at Cana. 1495

    Maestro de Milaflores. Degollación de San Juan Bautista. 1490-1510




    US 10.5 dpns or circular needle

    1 skein Cascade 220 (or 220 yards of any 100% wool worsted weight yarn)



    Cast on 120 stitches. Mark beginning of round.

    Knit plain (stockinette stitch) until work measures 5 inches from cast on edge.

    Decrease row: k3, k2tog around. 96 stitches remain.

    Work plain until work measures 11 inches from cast on edge.


    Crown shaping:

    Row 1: (k10tog, k2tog)*

    Row 2 and 3: knit plain

    Row 4: (k8, k2tog)*

    Row 5 and 6: knit plain

    Row 7: (k7, k2tog)*

    Row 8: knit plain

    Row 9: (k6, k2tog)*

    Row 10: knit plain

    Row 11: (k5, k2tog)*

    Row 12: knit plain

    Row 13: (k4, k2tog)*

    Row 14: knit plain

    Row 15: (k3, k2tog)

    Row 16: (k2, k2tog)*

    Row 17: (k2, k2tog)*

    Row 18: (k1, k2tog)*

    Row 19: k2tog*

    Break yarn and pass end through remaining stitches. Pull to close opening (not too tight, or the top will pucker), and weave in ends.


    Place the hat in a wash bag or pillowcase and put it in the washer with detergent and several towels (for added agitation). Wash the load on hot until the hat shrinks as much as you want – this is subjective, and the hat can be blocked to slightly different finished dimensions if you want it taller. Make sure the finished item fits the circumference of your head.

    I blocked my hat over a kitchen bowl with the same circumference as my head. To form the tall, rounded crown, I padded the top of the bowl with a couple of plastic garbage bags, and then wrapped the bowl and bags in a plastic grocery sack. I stretched the damp hat over the form and smoothed the sides down with my hands to form the shape I wanted.

     I usually tie a ribbon, string, or piece of linen tape tied around the crease between the brim and sides of the hat to keep the brim from spreading the rest of the hat out of alignment.


    Let your hat dry for several hours in front of a fan, or overnight.

    Dry shaping:

    Place the hat on your head over any foundation veils or head wrap you plan to wear along with the hat. Fold the brim up toward the crown of the hat and pin in place with straight pin. Tack the edges down with thread. Decorate with slashes, beading, or trim as desired.




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    Reader Comments (1)

    Thank you much for all of your postings. They are wonderful resources. I was very sad this year that I couldn't make it to your classes at Pennsic, so I was overjoyed when you included your handouts here.

    This is an awesome instruction set for this hat! I will have to try this.

    I was wondering though if you had any pointers for making the more sombrero type looking hats, the flat brimmed ones? Do you think they would have knitted and fulled them as well? I am fairly new at hat making in general, and I'm not quite sure where to start.

    December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLianor

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