This week I'm reviewing a hat pattern from the May 1982 Workbasket Magazine. This is the second pattern I've made from this particular issue. Back in 2018, when you voted on the pattern I would make, I had this hat as one of the options to choose from. The pattern that won that year was this capelet.
Here's the magazine photo of the hat I did this time.
The pattern says that directions are given for a small head with the medium sized changes in parentheses. I chose to make the small size. Materials listed are; an acrylic blend 4-ply yarn in three colors and an H hook. This pattern also gives a gauge but I didn't check my gauge even though it said in large all caps, "TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE."
This pattern was pretty easy to follow and I have no complaints about the directions. The pattern is done in the cuff part and then you fold the cuff up twice. I used three colors of Big Twist yarn that I had in my stash and it came out ok.
Getting it folded up to match the photo wasn't as easy as I thought it would be and it makes that cuff part pretty thick. I also wish I had planned the colors a little better. There isn't enough contrast between the light and medium blue to show off the stitch pattern. Overall though, this was a fast and easy pattern and it fits! I'll give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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.