This week's hat comes from Columbia Minerva's "Teach Yourself to Crochet", published in 1972. The booklet has a lot of adorable patterns that look fun to make. Before we get to the bucket hat here are a few of the pattern photos from the booklet.
First the ones that have dog sweaters in the pictures:
Cardigans and Blazers:
A Shawl, Poncho and Shrink:
There aren't a lot of hats in the June magazines so I might make these in June:
And here's the bucket hat that I made for this week's hat pattern:
This hat uses worsted weight yarn in two colors and an H hook for the hat. It does give a gauge for a G hook that you use for the mittens but not the H hook. I had yellow and orange yarn that matches this photo pretty closely. The yellow is Impeccable and the orange is Lion Brand Basic Stitch.
The hat is worked from the bottom to the top. Then the brim is crocheted on using the other side of the starting chain at the bottom of the hat.
This was pretty easy to follow and the only quibble I have with the pattern is that it tells you, "work in pat, dec'ing 4 hdc groups evenly spaced around" which means the crocheter has to do that math for that. Since this is a beginner book I was a little surprised by those instructions.
This turned out to be almost exactly like the photo and is a super cute hat. I'm giving this hat 5 stars. It was easy to follow the pattern. It's cute and functional. Above all, it fits!
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.