I love the romantic look of renaissance headwear in Italy. I wanted to create something that Juliette Capulet might have worn. It's also a really fun "quilting" technique that I adapted to work for circular knitting. Challenging, but not difficult, and definitely not boring. :) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, knit, purl, slip stitches, increase, decrease, circular needles, double-pointed needles, cast off, french knot embroidery. GAUGE 5 stitches per inch in garter stitch, with smaller needles. SUGGESTED YARN 300 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN A soft, silky blend of worsted weight yarns. COLORWAY Picking the colours for this is great fun. Be bold or demure. It all works.