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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Reboux

Pattern Description:

This hat is named after "Queen of the Milliners" Caroline Reboux (1837-1927) who - in addition to her hat-related innovations - divided half her profits among the lead cashier, workroom director and other women in her employ. She is perhaps best known for inventing the felt cloche hat. See http://tinyurl.com/reboux for more info on her!

Knit then felted, this pattern includes multiple variations and sizes, just right for the knitter who likes to customize. It takes less than 1 skein of yarn, too! Pattern includes instructions for provisional long tail cast on and special felt finishing techniques.

Reboux went to Paris! See here: http://www.knitgrrl.com/?p=959


Approximately 4 sts and 6 rows = 2.5cm/1" - however, exact gauge is not critical

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The lavender hat (Cascade 220 #4148) is cast on with 100 stitches, the red (Cascade 220 #9466) is 90 stitches and the grey (Cascade 220 #8400) is 80 stitches. 99% of the time the 90-stitch hat will fit 99% of adult heads. If it's too big, you can always send it through the wash a second time. As a general guideline or if you are not sure which to choose: for 22" or larger head circumference, use the 100 stitch cast on; 21-22" use 90 stitches; 21" or less, or for a child, use 80 stitches.


  • 1 skein Cascade 220 100% wool yarn. Colors seen here are #8907, #9466, #4148 and #8400. If substituting, you will need at least 200 yds of a worsted weight yarn.
  • 16" 5mm/US #8 circular needle
  • 4 5mm/US #8 DPNs or a second 16-14" circular needle (see pattern for details)

You Will Also Need:

  • 5 yards cotton waste yarn such as Lily Sugar & Cream (optional)
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Coordinating thread and sewing needle (optional)