This is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pillbox Hat. Not exactly Jackie Kennedy stuff, but sort of “…in the style of.” The pattern is included in Schoolhouse Press’s “Knit One, Knit All,” a posthumously published book of EZ’s garter stitch designs. Pillbox is supposed to be knit in Super Bulky Sheepsdown at 3 stitches to the inch. Classic Elite’s now discontinued Waterspun Weekend should have been a good substitute.
Well, I am a major pumpkin head and even my head was too small for this hat. Glass Head could have been wearing three hats under her Pillbox and had a mess of raccoons in there too when this photo was taken and you’d not have known it.
I finished knitting this hat about three years ago. No head has yet appeared to claim it.
I was felting some slippers in the washing machine last week when it dawned on me that felting Pillbox could yield something interesting. But I wasn’t sure what.
Check out my new felted bowl.
I’m quite tickled with it actually. I haven’t figured out exactly what I’ll keep in it. If you have suggestions I’d love to hear them.