The hat for this week is from the February 1973 edition of Workbasket Magazine. Here is their photo. She looks so happy!
This pattern is very simple. There are 11 rounds of double crochet before the popcorn stitch and it's done in a classic hat style with increases up to round six where you do the rounds with the same number of stitches. The directions for the popcorn stitch take up more room in the magazine than the rest of the hat.
It tells you to use a G size hook and knitting worsted weight yarn or what you need for gauge but then only gives a gauge for the knitted sweater. I didn't have enough bright pink to do the color in the pattern so I went with the yarn below.
This hat is described as "close fitting". I'd describe it as small and decorative. It barely comes down to my ears. To make this more than a decorative hat you could add another three rows before the popcorn stitch.
Overall this is an easy hat, the directions are good and it's cute when done but just not very practical without some adjustments. I'll give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Next week I'm doing a hat that looks like it might be bigger than both of these and uses "rug yarn". Rug Yarn weight is a mystery but at least this time the pattern gives a gauge!
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.