I haven’t updated my blog the past couple months but I hope to start posting regularly very soon. Until then, here is a free vintage crochet hat pattern from a 1960s pamphlet!
Hat With Stripes
Download the pattern here: PDF pattern
Mary Maxim Starlette 2 skeins Main Color (M), 1 skein Contrast (C). Crochet hook sizes 9(I) and 7.
Tension: 13 sts and 16 rows =3″ square measured over sc on size 7 hook. Size: To fit average head size.
Special Abbreviations: Sg(Small group)=[yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop 3⁄4” in length] twice into same st, yo and through the 5 loops on hook, 1 ch. Lg(large group)- [yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop 3⁄4” in length] 3 times into same st, yo and through the 7 loops on hook, 1 ch.
Using size 9 hook and C make 4 ch. Join into a ring with a sl st. 1st round: 2 ch, work 12 sg into center of ring, sl st to join. 2nd round: 2 ch, *1 sg into next space, 2 sg into next space; rep from * to end, sl st to join. 18 groups. Break off C and change to M. 3rd round: 2 ch, *1 sg into each of next 2 spaces, 2 sg into next space; rep from * to end, sl st to join. 24 groups. 4th round: 2 ch, *1 lg into each of next 3 spaces, 2 lg into next space; rep from * to end, sl st to join. 30 groups.
Continue in large groups only. 5th round: 2 ch, *1 group into each of next 4 spaces, 2 groups into next space; rep from * to end, sl st to join. 36 groups.
Work without increasing until hat measures 7 1⁄2”, ending with sl st to join. Break off M and change to C and size 7 hook. Next round: 1 ch, *1 sc into top of group, 1 sc into space; rep from * to end, sl st to join. 72 sc. Next round: 1 ch, *1 sc into sc; rep from * to end. Rep the last round once more.
Next row: Sl st across first 6 Sc, 1 sc into each of next 12 sc, turn. Next row: Miss 1 sc, work 10 sc, turn. Next row: Miss 1 sc, work 8 sc, turn. Continue to dec 1 sc at each end of next 2 rows. Fasten off.
Rejoin yarn to last 18 sc of round, work 12 sc, turn. Work as for first earpiece. Join M to center back and with right side facing work 1 round sc all round edge of hat. Change to C and with right side of work still facing work 1 round of reversed sc back across sts just worked. Fasten off.
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