Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How You made It: Evangeline

Evangeline is a gorgeous hat pattern from Issue 10 of knitonthenet. Designed by Just call me Ruby this quick knit is inspired by 1920s and 30s cloche hats. If you remember the wonderful BBC series, The House of Eliott you may have guessed that this pattern was named after Louise Lombard's character.

The construction of Evangeline is updated from the interwar originals in that short rows and seamless shaping are used. The hat is also knitted in contrast to many original patterns which were crocheted. Evangeline is the perfect hat on which to show off a lovely vintage button too.

There have been some great examples of the hat made already on Ravelry: here are a few which have caught my eye.

MandaR's Tempting Evangeline. Image copyright, MandaR

Amanda from Scotland knitted her Evangeline in Babylonglegs' Purple Tempest and shows off a really gorgeous button in an Art Noveau style.

Hazel from Kent has made two Evangeline hats as seen below, and has included some useful pattern notes on her Ravelry project page too

KnitYoga's Evangeline Hats. Images copyright KnitYoga.

We'd love to see your versions too: drop me a line.





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