Monday, January 21, 2019

1800s Hat-Scarf (Crocheted Version)

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited this is finally done! I've been working on this since July 2018. I'm so happy with how it turned out after doing three versions of it.

I now introduce you to......the crocheted 1800s Hat-Scarf!

This is my version of a one-piece hat-scarf based on the hat-scarf worn by 19th century Frenchman Charles-Marie-√Čtienne Champion Dubois de Nansouty (image from Wikipedia). He was a military man turned mountaineer who lived from 1815-1895. I discovered his picture at an event hosted by the National Park Service in Maryland at the Monocacy Civil War Battlefield in Frederick. I immediately knew I had to recreate his hat-scarf.
Champion Dubois de Nansouty
The yarn I used is: 
Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen’s Wool, Natural (MC) – 2 skeins, 930 yds 
Lion Brand Yarn, Fishermen’s Wool, Brown Heather (CC) – 1 skein plus about 50 yds of a second skein, ~510 yds
...although any worsted/aran weight yarn would work. And you don't have to stripe it if you don't want to.
You can find the pattern at Ravelry and LoveKnitting. No more Craftsy. They recently changed how patterns are offered on their site and I did not make the cut.