November will have two hats from this booklet called Heads to Toes. This booklet has both knitted and crocheted hats and um...things for your feet.
The "Toes" patterns include; Indian Moccasins, Clodhoppers, Victorian Boots and Roman Sandals. I'm intrigued by the Victorian boots but the colors they used are pretty terrible. They're the item under the word "Botany" in the photo above.
One of the ways you can tell this is from the 70s is that some of the patterns and the names they chose for them are not appropriate today and of course they are all crocheted. We have a Babushka scarf and an entire outfit that is dressed up to look Native American made of a Serapi, Head Band and Pouch (aka poncho, headband and purse). That leaves me with four patterns from this booklet that I can make. Three of the remaining four have brims and want you to crochet some buckram between the layers and I'm just not willing to put that much work into a hat. The checkered hat on the cover will be the first one I make.
Some of the knitted hats are fun too. I really like the Swirl Hats. They're unusual but kind of cool. The cowl on the one the woman is wearing looks practical and cozy.
The Thunderbird Mittens have that odd fringe that seems like it would get snagged on everything but the hat is pretty nice.
The Pom-pon Hat has a lot of pom-pons on it so I guess that name makes sense. I'm not sure I would wear that but it might fit someone else's personality perfectly.
I don't know what's going on with the Freedom Hat. Is it called that because there's so much free space in that flap that's folded over her head?
(After I posted this a reader gave me a link to this information about Phrygian hats which was very interesting and completely explains why that hat is called a Freedom hat. )
Next week I'll have the finished Checkered Hat to show you!
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.