I'm trying a simpler format for this blog for 2022. Instead of voting on a pattern for each month like we did in the past, I'm just going to pick a hat pattern from my vintage pattern stash.
Here are my two arbitrary rules:
1. Vintage will be considered 40 years old. That means that I will pull patterns that are older than 1982. How is 1982 40 years ago!
2. I'm going to try to pick a pattern from a Workbasket that is the month we're in but some months that may not be possible. I have a lot of other vintage pattern booklets that I can pull from though so I'm sure I'll find a pattern for each month.
3. Hats=Things you wear on your head. This could mean a hood, a bun cover, ear muffs or a hat.
I have five 1970s Workbasket magazines that have things you could wear on your head. I chose this one from the January 1976 Workbasket Magazine.
I'll let you know how well the pattern was written, what yarn I used and you'll see a color photo of what the hat I made looks like.
In this case, I don't have mohair but I do have some vintage Unger Fluffy that might work in place of that. I have no idea what the other yarn will be. The photo almost looks like they used a variegated yarn so we'll see if I have anything like that and take it from there!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.