The second hat from the Leisure Arts Leaflet is this Winter Warmer Hat. There are two versions in the booklet. The photo for the one I made is below. The other one has the brim turned up and flowers embroidered on the brim.
This hat uses sport weight yarn and an I hook. I had some partial skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport that might not be enough on their own but I figured I could change colors at some point in the pattern if necessary.
A gauge was included again and this time it even gave instructions on how to check your gauge with a 10 row square. My gauge was fine for width again and a little off on the height.
This hat was very simple. This is worked top down and is rounds of double crochets joined with a slip stitch at the end of each round. The band is single crochet worked to a length and a reverse single crochet for edging. I ran out of the main color and did have to change colors at the end but I think that just adds a little more interest to the simple pattern.
There isn't anything wrong with this hat but it was a little bit boring to make. It's also a long hat - not surprising since the photo makes it look long. This is a good hat for beginners and the reverse single crochet at least makes it a little more interesting. I'll give it a 4.5 out 5.
In the first photo below, I'm trying to wear it like the model in the leaflet. The second photo is how I would probably wear it if I was keeping it. If anyone is interested in any hats I post, let me know and I'll give them to you for the price of postage.
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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.