March 1955 Boy's Visor
The Boy's Visor was the winner!
(Why is it a boy's visor? All kids could wear this - even some adults could rock this hat!)
About the materials:
The pattern asks for one ounce of three-fold yarn and a size 4 steel crochet hook or a size 3 bone crochet hook for a larger size. Plus some contrasting yarn for the pompoms.
From some quick research it seems like fold was used to mean ply so three-fold yarn should be the same as three-ply yarn. Three-ply yarn is usually somewhere in the light fingering range so I’m using a yarn from my stash that looks like light fingering yarn. I got this at our guild de-stash event without a label so I have no idea what it really is or what it’s made out of. It feels like wool and it did burn so it isn’t acrylic.
The suggested size 4 steel hook is a 2 mm hook but what is a size 3 bone hook? I found a conversion chart on Antiquepatternlibrary.org that had ivory and bone hooks included. The chart says it’s probably a 3.25 mm hook.
(Antique pattern library is a great resource if you’re interested in older patterns. They have information on knitting, embroidery, quilting and other crafts including old patterns that have been downloaded. They even have a few older Workbasket Magazines that have been scanned in.)
The size difference between the hooks seems like a lot for a size change so I may have to try a few hooks to get the size I want. There is no gauge in the pattern for either of the hooks.
About the pattern:
The beginning of the hat is a basic circle done with double crochets and chain stitches. If this is as easy as it sounds I might try to make an extra one in a different size.
Next week I’ll share some of the interesting recipes in this issue. There’s one from a reader in Minnesota for Mountain Dew!
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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.