Saturday, June 22, 2019

(Knitted) 1800s Hat-Scarf

Hi everyone!

It has been almost a year since I started this project. In January, I finished the crocheted version (find it here). Now, I have finished the knitted version!

As a refresher, this is my knitted 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.

Ravelry: Knitted 1800s Hat-Scarf pattern link
LoveKnitting/LoveCrafts: Knitted 1800s Hat-Scarf pattern link

Champion Dubois de Nansouty
I used the same yarn as the crocheted version, but much less of it: 
Lion Brand Yarn Fishermen’s Wool, Natural (MC) – 1.25 skeins, 580 yds 
Lion Brand Yarn, Fishermen’s Wool, Brown Heather (CC) – 1 skein, 465 yds
...although any worsted/aran weight yarn would work. And you don't have to stripe it if you don't want to.
I'm going to show the National Park Service ranger, who showed me the picture of Champion Dubois de Nansouty, both hat-scarves (knit and crochet) next weekend at the Monocacy Battlefield. I'm sure he'll be delighted!

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful idea. I’m going to make this for my son. Thanks for the great pattern