This is the only Workbasket hat pattern I have for June. I was surprised there weren't some sun hats or other options but there turned out to not be that many hats in June magazines. This was one of the few I found in my pattern stash and it's a baby hat.
This pattern uses 2 ounces of 3-ply baby yarn and a size F hook. I used Bernat Softee Baby yarn which is one of my least favorite baby yarns. It has a shine that I don't love and feels a little plasticky before you wash it. It's ok after washing but it doesn't feel nice on my hands as I use it. There was no gauge given so I hoped it would come out relatively baby sized.
It starts with making a medallion for the back of the head and then goes to rows for the sides and top. Add a tie and it's done. Seems pretty simple.
The pattern had a portion that was written in a way I haven't seen before.
"Rnd 7: Dc around.
Rnd 8; 10: Sc around.
Rnd 9: Sl st in first 6 sts, ch 2, dc around to within 6 sts from end, ch 1, turn."
A little unusual to have 8 and 10 together but I understand it right up until we get to the end of round 10. I think there's a mistake in the editing and round 9 shouldn't have the "turn". The pattern hasn't had turns until the rows so it seems odd to do it after round 9. Round 10 has no instructions to turn but that seems like the logical place to turn your work since we're changing to rows.
Row 1 of the top starts out saying "2 dc in same st as chain 2", yet there was no chain 2 at the end of round 10.
This probably should have read:
Round 7: Dc around, join to first dc, ch 1
Round 8: Sc around, join to first sc, ch 2
Round 9: Sl st in first 6 sts, ch 2, dc around to within 6 sts from end, ch 1
Round 10: Sc around, join to first sc, ch 2, turn
That's what I did and I think it worked out ok. Here's the finished hat and it looks like it would fit a small baby. I don't like doing poms so I skipped that part.
Next week it's a pattern from the Columbia Minerva "Teach Yourself to Crochet" again.
I bought a bunch of patterns from Vintage Knits so I'll have some really fun stuff to share for the last week in June and the first weeks in July. Vintage Knits is closing down and having an awesome sale so if you like to have the original vintage patterns, magazines or books now is the time to head over there and get some.
Here's a photo of about a fourth of the patterns and magazines I bought!
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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.