I can’t wait–tonight I’m going to see the new movie version of The Great Gatsby! In all honesty, I’m also half dreading the damage this new interpretation might–and that’s a might–do to the novel. I suppose you could make an argument for Gatsby in 3D being appropriate to the excess of the Roaring Twenties, but something about it doesn’t jive with the supreme economy and lyricism of the novel itself.
No matter how this new movie goes, one thing they can’t mess up: flapper fashion! And nothing says flapper like a great hat. Here’s Mia Farrow playing Daisy Buchanan in the 1974 movie version of Gatsby:
Here’s a good hat from the new movie:
The hat, including the embellishments, is knit in one piece. The brim and embellishments are knit flat, then the body is worked in the round on a circular needle, and the crown is finished off with dpns.
The pattern calls this a winter hat, but if you can’t wait for the cold months to sport your flapper fashion, we have the perfect solution: Cool Wool from elsebeth lavold. As the name suggests, this 50% wool yarn works for summer fashions because it’s blended with 50% cotton. Currently, we have lots of snazzy colors on our shelf, so you can play with lots of color combinations for the Escargot hat. Here are a few ideas:
See our full color selection of Cool Wool on our website. And if you use Cool Wool with this pattern, you may want to try a size 6 or a size 7 needle to obtain the suggested gauge.
And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past…