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Vera Hat & Mittens

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I’ve been doing some family history research recently especially around WW1 and come across old pictures of some of my 10 great aunts and grandmothers in a fabulous array of hats. I come from a long line of great hat wearers (including my sister above).
This inspired this tam and mitten set which draws on the knitted hats of the 1910s and 20s. I was trying to name the set when I saw some publicity stills for the adaptation of Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth, one of which features a knitted tam. As one of my amazing hat wearing family was called Vera too, there was only one choice as a title for this pattern.

Size
To fit average woman’s head (55cm circumference) and hands (20cm).

Tension
25 sts and 31 rows to 10cm using st st on 3.5mm needles.

Materials
150g DK yarn (approx 110m/50g). Sample uses 1 150g ball Regia Highland Tweed Berry (375m/150g).
Note: separately hat requires 90g, and mittens 60g.
3.5mm straight, circular needles and double pointed needles.
Scrap yarn.
Vintage button or brooch.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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