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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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Eleanor Roosevelt

from Anne Kuo Lukito Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, basic shaping, seaming

Pattern Description:

In the 1920s, Eleanor Roosevelt (Oct. 11, 1884 - Nov. 7, 1962 ) worked with the Women's Trade Union League to advocate for women's and workers rights to establish a reasonable work week, minimum wage and to abolish child labor. As First Lady (1933-1945), she was vocal in supporting the civil rights movement and opportunities for minorities and women. She also served a delegate of the United Nations. Mrs. Roosevelt continued to play a very important role in domestic and international politics and in advancing human rights throughout her life.

Eleanor Roosevelt is a slouchy cap with two ruched panels. The hat is worked flat then seamed together, then stitches for the visor are picked up from the brim and worked in the round. Instructions for several different accessories will allow you to personalize and change the the look of your hat.

(Sample shown worked in size M using ShiBui Knits Sock (100% superwash merino, 1.75 oz/ 50 g, 191 yds/ 175 m); color: mulberry, 3 skeins. )


30 sts and 44 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 (17.5, 18.25, 19.75, 20.75, 21.25)"/ 42 (44.5, 46.5, 50, 53, 54)cm, fits heads up to 2"/ 5cm larger than finished size
  • Height: 6.75 (7, 7, 7.75, 7.75, 8.5, 8.5)"/ 17 (18, 18, 19.5, 19.5, 21.5, 21.5)cm


  • 330 (365, 420, 455, 525, 540) yds/ 330 (365, 420, 455, 525, 540)cm of fingering weight yarn
  • 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
  • Stablilizer for visor
  • Stitch markers
  • Removable stitch markers (optional)

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