I’m back with another Vintage Revival post! I just can’t get enough of these. They’re so fun to work on!
The original pattern, published in 1916, calls this hat a toque. Turns out that’s just a fancy word for beanie. This hat has the most vintage flare of any of the patterns I’ve worked up so far AND I LOVE IT! Its square shape gives it a WWII vibe, despite it being published 20+ years before it started.
This set is warm and cozy, which makes it the perfect accessory set to keep you toasty while you’re out playing in snow! It would also be a great Christmas gift.
The pattern for the scarf can be found here.
I used two skeins of “Caron, One Pound” and it is more than enough yarn to make both the hat and scarf! Score!
This hat pattern is easy with minimal shaping via increases in the first few rows.
- Caron, One Pound, (812 yds/742m ; 453.6 g/ 16 oz)
- Color A: “Ocean”, 1 skein
- Color B: “Off White”, 1 skein
- Hook — I-9 (5.5 mm)
- Yarn needle
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- inc – work 2 hdc in one st space
- hdc – half double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- blo – back loop only
4”x4”: 12 sc x 13 rows
Ch 2 at the end of each row does not count as a stitch
The white band is worked separately and attached by sewing or slip stitching both pieces together.
Ch 18, turn
Row 1: inc in 3rd st from hook, hdc in each of the next 14 sts, inc in next st, begin working along opposite side of ch, inc in opposite side of same st, hdc in each of the next 14 sts, inc in last st, sl st with first st to join, ch 2 (36 sts)
Row 2: inc in first st, inc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts, inc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 14 sts, inc in next two sts, sl st with first st to join, ch 2 (44 sts)
Row 3: inc in first st, inc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, inc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, inc in next 8 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, inc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, inc in next 4 sts, sl st with first st to join, ch 2 (64 sts)
Row 4: 1 hdc in ea st around, sl st with first st to join, ch 2 (64 sts)
Row 5: inc in first two sts, 1 hdc in next 28 sts, inc in next four sts, 1 hdc in next 28 sts, inc in next two sts, sl st with first st to join, ch 2 (72 sts)
Rows 6-19: 1 hdc in ea st around, sl st with first st to join, ch 2 (72 sts)
Row 20: 1 hdc in ea st around, fasten off (72 sts)
Ch 12, turn
Row 1: 1 sc in second st from hook, 1 sc in ea st across, ch 1, turn (11 sts)
Row 2-72: 1 sc in blo of each st, ch 1, turn (11 sts)
Row 73: Bring both ends together, sl st through the blo of “Row 1” and “Row 72” to join, fasten off (11 sts)
Attaching the Pieces
Find the seam on the beanie portion, this is the back of the hat. Place the band overtop of the beanie so that the seams are roughly aligned.
Both the band and the beanie will have a circumference of 72 sts. Align the sts. Put a few stitch markers throughout both pieces to make joining easier.
Using a long piece of the “Off White” yarn, sew both pieces together.
F.W. Woolworth Company. Woolco Knitting & Crocheting Manual. [Boston?] : F.W. Woolworth Co., 1916. Internet Archive, http://archive.org/details/cu31924085657306.
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