The Purslowe hat is an exclusive pattern designed especially for high-tier crowdfunding backers of the This Thing of Paper book project.
It is a slouchy hat worked in the round using mock cables and textured stitches. Purslowe is worked in Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin II DK - a limited edition yarn with beautiful halo and stitch definition. Blacker Yarns Tamar Lustre Blend DK would make an excellent alternative and is used for the optional pom pom.
The pattern is both fully charted and fully written out. It includes a schematic as well as notes on sizing modifications.
The hat is named after Elizabeth Purslowe, a woman printer working in 17th century England. Female printers were rare in the Early Modern Period and often mocked for their perceived 'lack of skill'. It goes without saying that Purslowe's books are stunning pieces of work.
Suitable for intermediate knitters.
S/M and L/XL to fit 47-53 (54-60)cm / 18-21 (22-24)” head circumference and 36cm/14” height.
Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin II DK (DK; 218m/238 yds per 100g skein; 70% wool, 20% alpaca, 10% mohair)
1 skein in Wheal Kitty
Blacker Yarns Tamar Lustre Blend DK (DK; 220m/240 yds per 100g skein; 100% wool)
0.3 skein in Tresillian (B) — used for pompom; optional