New Pattern: The Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf
When designing this pattern, I knew what I wanted in its fashionable stylishness and the functional versatility of the garment. The criteria had to meet 1) A wimple hood which would also cover the neck and shoulders in a shawl-like fashion; and 2) A bandanna cowl/scarf that did not need to be tied.
With that criteria in mind and searching for visual inspiration, I hit the internet running!
When I ran across the beautiful Katharine Hepburn photo of her donning her Wimple Hood in the movie “The Lion in Winter”, I knew I had found my inspiration for this now modern rustic medieval garment.
I really needed to study the history and definition of the wimple. Linked to the photo above there is an interesting publication about the original medieval garment at the Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, along with a “review” of the accuracy of the costume design of Ms. Hepburn’s wimple hood. Finding the article to be a most interesting and an educational read, I thought I would share the link with you! It is not a very long article, but very accurate in the reasoning behind the medieval garment’s design and history. While the article does indicate that the costume designer’s of Ms. Hepburn’s wimple, got it half-right or “almost” – it is THE inspiration for the crochet pattern garment I have designed.
I would now like to introduce you to the Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf and show you how the pattern has met all of the elemental criteria I was aiming for.
The wimple hood
The neck and shoulder coverage of a cowl, scarf and shawl
The modern rustic look of the ever popular cowl bandanna scarf
The pattern is written in standard US terms and offers average women’s sizing of S/M (approx. size range of 6-10) and L/XL (approx. size range of 12-16). The suggested yarn is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, using approximately a skein and a half. I used a Sick ‘Lil Monkeys bubble hook, size K, which tends to give me a loose tension; however, most of my testers had to go up a hook size or two to meet the gauge listed in the pattern. So it would be handy to have an L, M or N, just in case you are unable to meet gauge with a size K.
You can purchase a copy of my Wimple Hood Bandanna Cowl Scarf crochet pattern on Ravelry. The pattern is listed at the sale price of $3.99 for one week (sale expires 11/9/14, regular price $5.50)
Posted on October 31, 2014, in on sale, PATTERNS and tagged bandanna scarf, Boutique Unforgettable yarn, Boutique yarn, bubble hook, cowl, crochet pattern, medieval, Ravelry, Red heart, Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn, red heart yarn, scarf, shawl, sick 'lil monkey, thehookedhaberdasher.com, Unforgettable yarn, wendy bickford, wimple, wimple hood. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.