The fashion for shorter hair styles and less frou-frou paved the way with film stars and socialites needed something to keep their locks sleek. Mass media gave everyone a chance to copy the trend and the place of the turban in British fashion history was set. By the 1940s they were everywhere: in films, fashion, newspapers, adverts.
When rationing slowed and then stopped the availability of millinery supplies, women got creative with their headwear and took the turban to new heights (quite literally) as there was still a need for a good, warm, and practical hat that was easy to wear, required no pins to hold it, and could be made with the supplies at hand. And knitting stepped up. Some patterns were no more than wide strip of loose knitting wrapped and tied but others became a little more elaborate. The pattern here has 3 versions: a plain wrap, a twisted wrap and then one with a crown which makes a more formal hat.
The crown one uses 2 strands of 4-ply worked together, or you could use an aran weight yarn as I have done here. It takes less than 100g, this one took 79g of an acrylic and wool mix and works up very quickly, in fact you may spend longer arranging the knot that actually knitting it.
To download the pattern please click on the link below
3 Turbans in Carin Rimple Wool