Estelle Eco Andean yarn suits the latrine hat pattern I developed in a number of ways. Like the original, it is a two-ply wool yarn, and it also has a worsted-spun quality and loft that is similar to handspun. After trying a number of yarns, I found it to be the best commercial yarn option to re-create the look and feel of the original hat.
Over the years I have made a number of latrine hats for the costume department at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Several of the male interpreters wear their hats on a daily basis as part of their costume. The hats shown here will also be worn by one of the staff members in the future. Log in to reveal this subscriber-exclusive pattern. —Editor*