Septima Clark

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Septima Clark Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, basic shaping, seaming

Pattern Description:

Educator and civil rights activist Septima Poinsette Clark (May 3, 1898 - Dec. 15, 1987) began fighting for equal access to education and civil rights for African Americans and minorities in the early 1920s. She is known as the "Queen" or "Grandmother" of the American Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Throughout her life, Mrs. Clark traveled the country to fight for equality, establish schools and empower communities through education.

The Septima Clark beret is worked flat then seamed together with the shirred panel. Stitches for the visor are then 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.

Septima Clark is part of a collection of hats and headbands in the book Liberation.

(Green sample shown worked in size M using The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (50% alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo; 200yds/ 183m; 1.76oz/ 50g); color: yerba mate. Yellow sample shown worked in size M using Shuibui Staccato (70% superwash merino, 30% Silk; 191 yds/ 171m; 1.8 oz/ 50g); color: yellow.)


29 sts and 36 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st with larger needles. It is very important to work and block a test swatch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toddler (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Finished Head Circumference: 16 (17.5, 18.75, 20.25)"/ 40.5 (44.5, 47.5, 51.5)cm, fits heads up to 2"/ 5cm larger than finished size
  • Height: 8.25 (8.75, 9.5, 10)"/ 21 (22.5, 24, 25)cm


  • Approximately 255 (290, 340, 390)yds/ 233 (265, 311, 357)m 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 needed 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 markers (optional)

About Designer

About Designer

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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 contributed designs to and worked with several yarn companies. Recently, I designed the Fall Collection for Manos del Uruguay yarns.

While knitting is my dominant craft now, I've always been a ...

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