The first April hat is from Workbasket Magazine, April 1976 issue. I had high hopes for this hat based on the photo. It looked like it was a fairly simple pattern and hard to screw up. It says it has stretchability and will fit a small size in an adult.
I used Big Twist worsted weight yarn and G hook. The pattern did not give a gauge. This starts out with a granny square for the top and then works down. What could possibly go wrong?
The first photo shows the hat through round 3. The second photo shows round 4. The pattern wants you to dc in each dc around and do 6 dc in each chain 2 space. Round 3 has a lot of chain 2 spaces. If you put 6 dc in each one you get the second photo and that would make a very big hat.
By looking really closely at the picture I figured out that they really mean just the corner chain 2. Now it looks better. This photo is through round 5.
After repeating round five 10 more times and adding a couple rows of dc and a little shell stitch you get an ok hat. I think this would be better in something other than acrylic though.
It fits and I figured it out but I'm giving it a 3 out 5 because the directions have a mistake in them that beginners would struggle with. If you make this hat remember that round 4 is wrong.
Next week I have a headband instead of a hat! I'm sure that will work out perfectly right?
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.