This is the hat that gave me the idea for doing just hats this year. It's from Boye's "I Taught Myself to Crochet" booklet #7702 from 1967. (Edit - this is 1975 - not 1967)
I was looking for an easy hat to make with some of my scrap worsted weight yarn and saw this one in my library. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Blackberry for the white part in the photo above and Herrschners Chenille for their blue section. This is a very easy pattern. The top of the hat is done in single crochet rounds to teach increasing and working in the rounds. For the brim it switches to back and forth in rows, achieving the ribbing by doing the single crochets in back loop only. To finish they sew the ends of the ribbing together and then fold the ribbing to the inside, sewing the first and last row of ribbing together.
The chenille makes it soft and the wool top should make it warm. It's already been sent off to Crochet Twin Cities for the Crochet for a Cause project.
I'll give this a 4 out of 5 stars only because the format it's written in is a little hard to read. The hat is easy though and it's warm and looks pretty wearable.
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.