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Gipsy Bonnet

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Nouveau-riche Mrs. Elton might have chosen this fashionable straw Gipsy Bonnet decorated with ribbons and roses to match her walking dress on her visit to Box Hill. Gipsy bonnets, or hats, were typically made of straw with a full circular brim, decorated and secured under the chin with ribbons. Sitting in the shade beside the strawberry beds, Mrs. Elton would have kept her cool and protected her complexion wearing the large brim. Trios of knitted roses on either side echo the red of the strawberries on the lawn before her.

Finished Size 20 (22, 24)" crown circumference. Sample shown measures 22".
Yarn Universal Yarn Yashi (100% raffia; 99 yd [90 m]/11/3 oz [40 g]): #107 pewter, 3 skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn) and 20" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions 9 markers (m); tapestry needle; 21/4 yd 1" wide ribbon; matching sewing thread; sewing needle; pins; millinery wire; scrap yarn for roses; needles suitable for scrap yarn.
Gauge 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in garter st.
Originally Published Jane Austen Knits 2015

Author/Designer: Lisa Jacobs

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