Sharon found this book in a charity shop. How we laughed at the hats!
… then I realised that three of the styles were very similar to some of the hats I make myself! hahaha – maybe it’s just the photo that’s dated :-)
I decided to try the green “Tyrolian” hat, top left in the pic. Shaped hats are difficult to achieve with crochet, even using thicker and less flexible yarns, so maybe there was some secret to this pattern?
Nope, there wasn’t. I have ended up with an un-Tyrolian hat – the crease will not stay, however hard I thump down on it, and the brim will not stay up at the sides, however hard I shout at it. Consequently, I have a completely different style of hat that I really really like. With some flowers or a band or a brooch pinned on, it’s versatile, warm and very vintage-looking. As in old-fashioned but in a good way.
Happy Sunday to all of you :-) x
Love the hats, Jill. IMHO your hats look much better than the hat in the pattern book.
I reckon to get the crown looking like that, you’d have to bond some interfacing on the inside to stiffen it enough to take the creases. Could you wire the brim to make it hold the curl? I LOVE the idea of a crochet Tyrolean hat – maybe complete with the little feather tuft trim the Austrians have on theirs? But you’re right: without all that hoo-ha you have a cute and versatile hat.
I don’t mind a bit of hoo-ha but I’m going to save it for the fabric fedoras…..still experimenting with those as well :-)
Frustrating when things won’t go the way you want but I like your hat more.
Thank you :-) I’ve got Martli busy making some now :-)
I immediately laughed out loud ~ I have the same vintage book! I must say that your hat is a much better version😍
Funny how that happens sometimes. :-)
Love you hats Jill – especially with the flowers :-) xx
Thanks Michelle :-)
Great vintage fashion! Lol! Your hats look fab Jill! xx
Thanks Alison :-)
Vintage hats are LOVELY! :-D
Yeah, especially as I’m a bit vintage myself …. heh :-)
I always love the look of a vintagey hat and yours are super cool. Love and Hugs, Tamara
Thanks for visiting, xxxxx