This week it's the Checkered Cap for Girls. I considered making the Boy version but it wanted buckram to make the visor more solid and that seemed like more work than I wanted to do.
Because this booklet was issued by a yarn brand company, they give very specific yarns for each pattern. None of those are available today. They all seem to be worsted or aran weight though and I found colors to match their colors in my stash. This pattern uses a size H hook and gives a gauge. I sort of checked the gauge and it seemed close enough.
With the H hook, this went pretty quickly even with the constant color changes. The pattern has excellent instructions on how to change colors in the pattern and gave instructions for every row instead of saying something like, "continue in pattern." Overall, this was a well written pattern that worked up quickly and looks pretty good. As I was making it, I felt like I was making a hat in my high school colors (maroon and white) until I got to the brim with the added red and gold. This would be an easy hat to do in team colors.
I took this with when we went to the Arboretum so I could get some photos with a background other than my deck. I'm giving this a 5 out of 5. It was easy to make, the instructions were good, it's cute and it fits!
Next week's hat is done already and is one of my favorites!
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.