Septima Clark »
InstructionsThe 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: Outdoorsy, Funky, Eco-Friendly, Formal / Bridal, Hipster, Classic, Whimsical, Victorian / Steampunk, Military, Holiday, Mod, Casual, Romantic, Cute, Preppy, Ethnic, Rock / Punk, Retro / Vintage, Geeky, Goth, Traditional
This hat used The Fibre Co. Canopy Fingering (50% alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo; 200yds/ 183m; 50g/ 1.76oz); 2 skeins; color: Yerba Mate
What was your inspiration?
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.
This beret is inspired by the style of the era in which Ms. Clark accomplished some of her greatest achievements and reflects the elegance and quiet dignity that defined her entire lifes work.
What are you most proud of?
I love the ruching. This hat is part of a collection called "Liberation." The tying element to the theme are the influential women who inspired the hats and the ruched elements.
For more information about the collection, please see http://craftydiversions.com/patterns/liberation.htm
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The hat is worked flat. The ruching is achieved with finishing. No worries-- the instructions tell you how!