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The designing frenzy continues here at TTL.  I have been lucky enough to have some beautiful yarns sent my way.  It's pretty hard to keep my hands off these temping hanks.  When Laura from Schaefer sent me a package that included the decadent Helene (50/50 Merino/Silk) I knew it had to be made into something meant to be worn close to the head, neck or face.  I considered scarves, cowls, berets & shawls, but nothing seemed right.  I finally decided it was time for a little whimsy in the form of a hat and so Empire was born.


Empire is a little bit fun and a little bit fancy.  Swing your head and the tassel makes you want to dance.  The lusturousness of the Helene gives the hat subtle sophisitcation and adds definition to the herringbone stitch pattern.

Thanks to Mai and Julia for volunteering to test knit.  They both look adorable in their Empires.

Empire Modeled Back


One Size

Finished Measurements: 
16”  around at brim and 14.5” long, blocked to slightly open pattern.  The hat will stretch to fit a 21” head.  Adjust gauge to fit a larger head.


Schaefer Yarns Helene; 50% Merino/ 50% Cultivated Silk; 218 yards per 3.5 oz. skein.  1 Skein.

US 7/4.5mm you may use DPN’s or magic looped circulars depending on your preference.
Tapestry Needle
5 Place Markers
A piece of cardboard or small notebook 3.5”x 5.5”

22.5 sts=4”(10cm) in Empire pattern, blocked to slightly open pattern.

Price:  $6.00 US


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