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Back to crochet hats! After the success of my first 1940s crochet hat, I decided to try out another pattern. This one is more of a bonnet or Juliet style and had a large frill around the front.
Having learnt from my previous mistakes this hat went much smoother. However, when I came to the frill around the front I decided to make a few changes.
The frill was MASSIVE. The bulky nature of the yarn made it seem clumsy somehow. I don’t want a great big chunky ruffle around my face, I’ll look like a baby in a frilly bonnet. No thanks.
So I made a few artistic adjustments. I made the ruffle considerably shorter getting rid of two whole rows of double crochet. I then changed colour of yarn so that rather than a great big frill, I created more of a contrasting border.
As I get more confident with crochet I am hoping to try out a few different techniques. I think that a delicate lace edge would look great around the brim of this hat. But I’m going to do some more practising before I tackle that one.
What do you thing? I am quite pleased with my changes, I think the finished result is really sweet. Now all I have to do is wait for winter to come so that I can wear it. Do you prefer this to my previous 1940s hat?
I’d love to know what you think! If you like this hat you can also check out the other 1940s crochet hat I made here.
Find the pattern for yourself on my favourite vintage crochet website: Free Vintage Crochet.