10.6375200000 cm. W x 16.9875200000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Pink hand knitted baby hat. The yarn used has white strands in it as well. The hat has a pom pom on each drawstring, which goes through the back of the hat. The drawstrings were made of yarn knitted into a strand. The front edge os the hat is scalloped, and all of the edges have been doubled over. The sides of the hat have holes in a gridlike pattern and was made with purl stitches facing outward. The middle of the hat was made with knitted stitches outward, and there are holes down the middle. On each side, there is a cable of stitches that sticks up and winds around, creating a design. There is a matching outfit that goes with the hat (2005.5.10).
This was knitted by the donor, Theodora Hadzisteliou Price in the early 1970s, while pregnant with her first son. She quit teaching and research in Archaeology and did fulltime preparation for motherhood. She had left Greece in 1962 for graduate studies in England, after which she worked for a bit in the University of Sydney, Australia, and then migrated to America in 1967 to New York, after which she came to chicago in 1968 and taught Greek Art and Archaeology at the University of Chicago.
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Bonnet, 1970s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6405. Accessed 07/31/21.