I'll just start out by saying this magazine has a lot of really fun photos and cute outfits. The hat patterns have been easy but the adult hats have been sized poorly. This one was the same. The halter pattern is done with size 10 crochet thread (one strand) and the hat is done with three strands held together. They look cute together! It's hard to see but there is a crochet covered button on the hat.
There are two separate gauges given; one for the halter and one for the hat. The hat is described as one size fits all and includes elastic in the last row around the head and the cute button.
They say to use a size F hook for the hat and that worked perfectly to get their gauge. And yet, it was so small by the time I got to the last row that I didn't bother with the elastic or the button.
Here it is compared to the other two hats.
I'm giving it 2 out 5 stars. Sizing was incorrect and I'm not sure what the elastic would have accomplished.
None of these hats were complicated and I could have easily adjusted this weeks hat to make it fit by doing additional increase rows and adding more to the length. I wanted to follow the pattern as much as I could though and since it would fit someone I just left it as it was.
I'm glad the Good Housekeeping month is over and if I make any of the clothes in the magazine I'll have to use their gauge and math to figure out actual stitch counts to get the right measurements.
Next month we're going back to Workbasket Magazine for some springy hats and one headband!
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. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.