Regency Riding Hat

T.L. Alexandria Volk

FINISHED SIZE 16½ (22¼, 24)" circumference (see Notes). Hat shown measures 22¼".
YARN Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (100% wet-spun linen; 270 yd [247m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #64 island moss, 1 (2, 2) skein(s).
NEEDLES Size 2 (2, 3) (2.75 [2.75, 3.25] mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16" cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holder; bobbins for tails; tapestry needle; craft-weight sewing needle; size 70 sewing thread to match yarn; beeswax; sewing clips; T-pins; gelatin sizing; spray bottle; 2 yd of #19 millinery wire; 1 yd of plastic Brim Lock; millinery wire crimps; 1 yd of ¾" Petersham ribbon for interior hat band; thread for hat band or Fabri-Tac fabric glue; hatter’s elastic or combs (for size 16½" only); 2½ yd of 1½" satin ribbon; iron with vertical steam capability or steamer; press-mitt or other hot mitt for handling hat with steam while blocking; wig head, hat block, or improvised hat block; flat blocking support.
GAUGE 26 (26, 24) sts and 40 (40, 37) rnds = 4" in Traveling Leaf patt on smaller needle.

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