A Sixteenth-Century Basque Whalers' Cap

Wendy Leigh-Bell

Materials

Jamieson and Smith, 100% Shetland wool yarn, 2 ply, fingering weight, 125 yards (114.3 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) ball, 3 balls of #202 Natural; www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk

Needles, circular, 16 inches (40.6 cm), size 2 (2.75 mm) and size 2.5 (3 mm), and set of 4 or 5 double pointed, size 2.5 (3 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

 

Finished size: 22 inches (55.9 cm) circumference and 12 inches (30.5 cm) deep

Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st

 

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