Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A Wedge of Pork Pie for Summer
Vogue Knitting — except that my Kings County Pork Pie is worked entirely in Tunisian Crochet ribbon. This woven crochet stitch closely resembles straw ribbon.
Tunisian Crochet is very firm — this and the combination of materials hold the brim upright. I used slate linen/silk (School Products) and charcoal linen paper (Habu) yarns to create a crisp yet lived-in look. People will argue that gray is not a color, but I find that it does complement all colors.
This man’s hat is understated luxury at it’s finest. All it needs is the right band. Here are a few detail photos.