Barbara G. Walker »
InstructionsThis cloche is easy to knit. The final touch comes together in the finishing. 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.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Victorian / Steampunk, Geeky, Mod, Goth, Eco-Friendly, Cute, Classic, Traditional, Outdoorsy, Holiday, Preppy, Hipster, Ethnic, Casual, Whimsical, Retro / Vintage, Rock / Punk, Funky, Military, Formal / Bridal
This one was worked in Anzula Squishy (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 375yds/ 343m, 4oz/ 115g; color: Cocoa).
What was your inspiration?
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. Her
feminist work and activism led the The American
Humanist Association to name her Humanist
Heroine in 1993, and in 1995 she received the
Women Making Herstory award from the New
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.
What are you most proud of?
Super happy with the whole collection, of which this hat was part of. For more information about my "Liberation" collection, please see http://www.craftydiversions.com/patterns/liberation.htm
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you can work flat and know how to seam, you'll know how to make this hat.