"Capped to catch the eye" in 1952.
This cap can be "worn with a purpose on windy days for cliff-top walks or out at sea,
or just for extra prettiness at any time".
"Leave it plain or dot with beads" - and - "for teenagers only - roll up the brim in jaunty sailor style".
Instructions are for 2 versions - one plain and one with striped brim.
1st Round: *
2 dc in 1 dc; repeat from * to end.
5th Round: *
(1 dc in 1 dc) three times, 2 dc in 1 dc; repeat from *
to end. [40 dc]
7th Round: *
(1 dc in 1 dc) four times, 2 dc in 1 dc; repeat from *
to end. [60 dc]
12th Round: *
(1 dc in 1 dc) fourteen times, 2 dc in 1 dc; repeat from *
to last 10 dc; (1 dc in 1 dc) ten times. [106 dc]
19th-34th Round: As 18th round.
This completes the crown.
With number 11 hook, and white yarn, make 23 chain, turn.
Miss 1 ch 1 dc in each of 22 ch.
Join in contrast.
Continue repeating from to until strip fits all round the lower edge of the crown. Do not stretch this strip but allow it to fit comfortably. End with 2 rows of contrast colour. Fasten off.
This is worked with the yarn doubled.
Sew in ends and optionally embroider 5 rows of beads around the crown, as shown in
Plain: 2 x 50g ball Phildar
Phil Crochet, in white, (100% cotton, 201yards).
Striped: 1 x 50g ball
3 balls (2 in white) made both hat versions.
Nos. 11 (3mm) and 10 (3¼mm) crochet hooks.
ch = chain
Remember these are English crochet instructions where dc is equivalent
to US single crochet, and so on - see "Terminology" in the side
7 dc to an inch. Check the tension and your head measurement carefully; the original was made in angora which is more stretchy than pure cotton.
To fit "an average head". However, the hat size can vary quite a lot according to your tension.
A word on the wool.
Original specified 2 x ½oz balls of Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora.
Striped-brim version, and modelled original:
I was so taken with the another seaside idea on the same page as the hat that I felt compelled to share it with you here as well.
Scarf on Holiday...
...to make a girl look prettier than ever
.....TIED AT THE BACK it makes a snug bolero....
As a change from the everlasting headsquare, buy a yard of rayon or silk -
ours was a yard of spotted rayon at 5/6d,
[Editor's note: For you whipper snappers out there, that's 27½p or about 60 cents.]
but silk is best if you can afford it, as it's less slippery - cut it in half lengthways, join the short ends neatly, slip hem the long raw edges, and you have a manoueverable long stole, which can be worn in all sorts of ways and is so much prettier and smarter than a triangle tied under your chin.
[Editor's note: I'm with them on that one.]
AS A CARDIGAN - round your shoulders, ends tucked up and over your belt in two comfortable pockets.
Carry it around on holiday and it will be a godsend for those chilly moments,
and less bother to carry than a cardigan. Tie it round tyour waist as a sash
when you don't want to carry it.