October’s Canadian Art Deco Knits pattern and Songlines Collection winner

October’s Canadian Art Deco Knits pattern is the Chandelier Hat. This double knit hat was inspired by the beautiful large chandeliers in the Supreme Court of Canada. From the outside, the Supreme Court fits in with the other copper-roofed Chateau-style buildings that line the Ottawa River: the Parliament Buildings and the Chateau Laurier.

Supreme Court of Canada

Once you approach the buildings the Art Deco touches are visible: the statues, the palm-style lamp posts, the large doors with their bas reliefs designs, and the black and white geometric stained glass windows.

Supreme Court of Canada - lamp  Supreme Court of Canada - stained glass Supreme Court of Canada - door

The building was designed by Ernest Cormier, down to the last detail. The grilles he used in the Pavilion Roger-Gaudry make an appearance here too. And then I walked into the courtroom and saw the chandelier:


I knew right away that this was the first thing that had to be on my needles, and I quickly came up with this hat (made in Sweet Paprika Designs Messa di Voce in Graphite and Chimney Smoke):

Chandelier Hat by Natalie Servant (fingering weight version)

After I’d made the fingering weight version trial, I realized that not everyone would want to do quite that much knitting. I ended up creating a similar DK weight version using Sweet Paprika Designs Minuet (Canneberge and Harvest Moon):

Chandelier Hat by Natalie Servant (DK weight version)

Thanks to my friend Jo Beumer for agreeing to model the hats for me!

The Chandelier Hat pattern is available on Ravelry for pattern: $5 USD

Canadian Art Deco Knits by Natalie Servant

Canadian Art Deco Knits e-book subscription: $25 USD

Lastly, I did a draw for the winner of the Songlines collection from Ambah that I posted about last week. The lucky winner is commenter #3, Susan. Congratulations!

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I’ll get in touch with Ambah & she’ll send the collection over to you. Enjoy & happy knitting!

If you’re sad that you missed out on the collection, you could always go over & visit Nina Machlin Dayton’s blog for another chance to win!

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