The Workbasket Magazine that the Shaded Beret came from had a second hat pattern for a Turban Hat. The construction looked interesting and it definitely was interesting in practice.
The pattern uses two strands of worsted weight yarn held together and a K hook so the crochet part works up quickly. The crochet part of this was very fast and easy because this is one long strip of single crochet worked in the back loop. The pattern gives you measurements to work towards (4 inches by 36 inches) and that would make it easy to adjust the size up and down if you wanted to. The finishing was a little harder to figure out.
Here are the directions: "Fold work in half (4x18 inches). Place a pin on one edge at this point (center of the strip). Unfold and measure 3 inches on either side of the center pin and place pins at each of these 2 points. Fold 4-inch end of right hand part of strip over to center pin, easing the 4-inch end of strip in to fit within the 3 inches that were marked to the left of the center pin. Pin into place on the right side of work. Fold left part under and pin in same manner to the right of center pin."
Here is a photo of what I ended up with after that pinning:
It took a few tries to get it there and then the pattern said to leave some parts open to make sure you're keeping the shape right. I think I got it mostly right. The top looks a little less wrapped than the front.
I'll give this 3.5 stars. The crochet is simple. I think there might have been way to write the instructions for assembly to make it a little easier to understand. I don't love this one but it wasn't terribly difficult and it fits.
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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.