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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...

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Barbara G. Walker

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Barbara G. Walker
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Barbara G. Walker
Barbara G. Walker
Barbara G. Walker also shown: Eleanor Roosevelt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic shaping
  • Seaming

Pattern Description:

Barbara G. Walker (born July 2, 1930) is a U.S. author and feminist who writes about spirtuality, anthropology, literature and mythology. She also is an influential knitting expert and the author of several classic encyclopedic knitting references and knitting books. Her feminist work and activism led the The American Humanist Association to name her "Humanist Heroine" in 1993.

In 2009 I had the honor of meeting her in person at Sock Summit, where I asked her to pick one of my hat designs as her namesake. She chose this hat! I think that her reaction and choice make this design even more special and endearing for me. The hat is worked flat then seamed together with the shirred panel. Instructions for several different accessories will allow you to personalize and change the the look of your hat.

(Gray sample shown worked in size M using Tactile Fiber Arts Superwash Merino-Tencel Fingering (50% superwash merino wool, 50% tencel, 4 oz/113.5 g, 412 yds/ 376.5 m; color: slate, 1 skein.
Brown sample worked in size M using Anzula Squishy (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yds/ 115 g; color: cocoa, 1 skein.)


33 sts and 45 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st with larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toddler (Child/X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)
  • Finished Head Circumference: 16.5 (19, 19.5, 20.75, 22, 22.5)"/ 42, 48.5, 49.5, 52.5, 56, 57)cm, fits heads up to 2"/ 5cm larger than finished size
  • Height: 5.25 (6, 6.25, 6.75, 7, 7.5)"/ 13.5 (15, 15.5, 17, 18, 19)cm


  • Approximately 165 (220, 235, 270, 295, 325) yds/ 151 (201, 215, 247, 270, 297) m of fingering weight yarn needles: US 2/ 2.75 mm needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 2/ 2.75 mm needles for working small circumferences, or size to obtain gauge
  • US 1/ 2.25 mm needle, or 1-2 sizes smaller than larger needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Removable stitch markers (optional)

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