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Modeling my hat design, Phaidros

From the book Tops & Toes

My design of this hat was inspired by ancient Grecian hairstyles. A wide brim of crossed 1x1 ribbing gives a textured appearance and evokes the look of swept back hair. This then transitions into a braided cable stitch for a nice full cap, also mimicking the elaborate plaited hairstyles of the time. Finishing the piece are coordinating lighter-colored I-cords that wrap around the forehead and are secured through yarn overs in the hat on the bottom sides.

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Taken on February 18, 2009