Mary Tudor Hat Set
Neckwarmer – Lower edge circumference 80cm.
Beret – Circumference 67.5cm. Brim to crown 26cm.
Fingerless Gloves – Width around at knuckles 19.3[20.7,22]cm.
This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions and all the yarn required to make the Mary Tudor Hat Set. Enough yarn is included to make an extra glove should you lose one. The neckwarmer and beret come in one size and instructions for the gloves are provided in three sizes. Enough yarn is provided in the kit to make the largest size of gloves.
If you are fairly new to the stranded technique then there is a graded progression you can follow, starting with the easy neckwarmer. Then make the beret which introduces double decrease shaping for the crown, which I designed in two reflecting sections. Follow with the fingerless gloves and you will learn how to make thumb gussets and finger “rings”. You will be an expert by the time you have finished the set.
I originally designed the rose, Fleur de Lys and crown pattern for my design Mary Tudor: sister of Henry VIII and the quintessential Tudor Rose. I tied all these symbols together in a pattern for a jacket featured in Tudor Roses. You can find Tudor Roses in our book section.
I greatly enjoyed creating the jacket design in a fittingly rich and regal colourway of Hebridean 2 Ply, and so I was enthused to re-visit and play with the symbols again and work them into the different shapes and scales required for a beret, neckwarmer and gloves.
The beret is a generous, slouchy size where I worked the pattern on a “grander” scale. The neckwarmer concentrates on the Fleur de Lys while the gloves feature a version of the rose with a little Fleur de Lys decorating the thumb gusset.
The patterns are elaborate, but if you have worked stranded knitting patterns before then the Mary Tudor Hat Set will be well within your reach.