If you’re looking for a touch of 1940s glamour, this turban-style beanie—which is so much easier to knit than you’d think at first glance—is the answer to your wishes. If you’ve never worked in reverse stockinette (stocking) stitch before, don’t panic; it’s only what’s usually called the “wrong side” of stockinette (stocking) stitch. I knitted this turban in a delicate eau¬de-nil shade, which I felt reflected the vintage look nicely, but it would also work beautifully in super-bright shades. And for a bit of added chic, pin a vintage gem to the band.
20 sts and 25 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US 7 (4.5mm) needles.
The finished hat measures approx. 20in (50cm) circumference and 7’’in (19cm) high.