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Crochet for a new New Deal

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As part of my ongoing efforts to stick my fingers in my ears and sing "la la la la la" very loudly and pretend Roosevelt is President...

I started making this hat in 2002. The pattern is from a booklet (price 10 cents!) published in 1936. I decided to use some very nice antique wool fingering yarn that I've had sitting around for some time. The yarn is medium grey with a blue tone and a kind of tweediness I like very much. Here's how far I got:

Then was interrupted by hand problems. Now I've got them more or less under control, I am back at it. I must practice back to the same gauge.

Added (and corrected): the tool is an antique bone crochet hook as well! It's a bit over 5 inches long, so you can get an idea of the scale in the photo.

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Submitted by cg.eye on

Is the pattern available anywhere? It looks suitably complex to work with.

What size is the bone hook? It must be tiny....

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Submitted by a little night ... on

It comes from my personal collection of pattern booklets from the 30's-50's. I have no idea what the copyright status is. But I'm quite willing to scan the patterns and post them somewhere if it doesn't result in gestapo knocking down my virtual door.

The hook doesn't have a size marked on it. I'll have to find a steel hook to compare it to. It is a bit shorter than the steel hooks, but feels wonderful to use. (It's part of a set, I'll have to photograph the whole thing sometime!)

Submitted by cg.eye on

just post your progress in this post (mark it with a "Crochet:" as your first word), it'll be nice to see.

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Submitted by MOBlue on

I've always been a diehard hat person and love many of the hats worn in the 20s and 30s etc. I also have begun making chemo hats and that pattern made a little larger to cover the whole head would be a fun hat. Will look forward to seeing the finished product.