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Monday, July 8, 2013

Vintage V-Stitch Crocheted Hat

~ Vintage V-Stitch Hat ~
 
From this Volume 1 issue of McCall's Accessories, originally published in 1970
 
Years ago, I made several of the hats from this McCall's issue.  They are all wonderful patterns and I prize my tattered copy (with a few pages missing, no less) that I found at a yardsale or thrift store, probably.  I love both of the hats shown in this picture; but the one I made for a friend is the one on the right, and it turned out so cute that I would like to make another one -- for me, lol.  It's very simple, yet different too.
 
SIZE:  Adjustable
 
MATERIALS:  Knitting worsted [I recommend 8 ounces or two 4-oz skeins for the hat -- and two strands of yarn are worked together for this project]; Crochet hook size "K"
 
GAUGE:  7 stitches = 3 inches; 3 rows = 2 inches
 
CUFF:  With 2 strands of [yarn], chain 69 loosely
 
Row 1:  (right side) YO [yarn over] hook, draw up a loop to measure 3/4" in 4th chain from hook, skip next chain, draw up a loop in next chain, YO and [draw yarn] through all loops on hook, chain 1 (V-stitch made),
 
* YO hook, draw up a loop in same chain as last stitch, skip next chain, draw up a loop in next chain, YO and [draw yarn] through all loops on hook, chain 1 (V-stitch made), repeat from * across, end dc in last chain -- 32 V-sts [total].  Turn.
 
Row 2:  ["wrong", or back, side of fabric]  Chain 3 (counts as dc, ch-1), YO hook, insert hook from back to front in first ch-1 space, draw up a loop, insert hook from back to front in next ch-1 space, draw up a loop, YO and [draw yarn] through all loops on hook, chain 1 (reverse V-stitch made),
 
* YO hook, insert hook from back to front in same ch-1 space as last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook from back to front in next space, draw up a loop, YO and [draw yarn] through all loops on hook, chain 1 (reverse V-stitch made), repeat from * across, end dc in 2nd chain of turning chain -- 32 reverse V-sts.  Turn.
 
Row 3:  Chain 3 (counts as dc, ch-1), YO hook, draw up a loop in first ch-1 space, draw up a loop in next ch-1 space, YO hook and [draw yarn] through all loops on hook, chain 1,
 
* YO hook, draw up a loop in same ch-1 space as last stitch, draw up a loop in next ch-1 space, YO hook and [draw yarn] through all loops on hook, chain 1, repeat from * across, end dc in 2nd chain of turning chain [-- 32 V-sts].
 
Rows 4 and 5:  Repeat rows 2 and 3.  End off.  Weave back seam.
 
CROWN:  From wrong side, join 2 strands of [yarn] in seam [of Cuff just completed], chain 3 (counts as sc, ch-1), * sc in ch-1 space, chain 1, repeat from * around, end sc in last dc -- 32 sc.  Do not turn; mark end of round.
 
Next Round:  * Chain 1, sc in next ch-1 space, repeat from * around...
 
Repeat last round until piece measures 10 inches from start.
 
[NOTE:  Although it says to not turn your work at this point, the instructions don't specify whether or not to join each round, but if one is to repeat the last round exactly, one would assume the need to join those rounds each time around.  I suppose however, that one might prefer to work continuously around without joining -- it would probably look nicer that way, in fact.  Just keep marking the ends of each round as you go, so that you can stop after finishing a full round...]
 
SHAPE TOP:  Next Round:  * Sc in each of next 3 stitches, skip next stitch, repeat from * around -- 48 sc [sts].
 
Next Round:  Sc in each sc around.
 
Next Round:  * Skip next stitch, sc in each of next 2 stitches, repeat from * around -- 32 [sc] sts.
 
Next Round:  Sc in each sc around.
 
Next Round:  * Skip next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around -- 16 [sc] sts...
 
Repeat last 2 rounds once [more] -- 8 [sc] sts.  End off; draw [or gather, remaining 8] stitches together [at center top of crown].  Fasten [yarn end] securely on wrong side [of fabric]...
 
Steam-press lightly [I never do that, lol; the only time my knitwear garments ever get blocked, is when they are laundered].  Fold cuff to right side.
 
Finished!  :D
 
The thick Cuff of this little hat keeps the ears nice and toasty, and lends it a sort of "up-town" style (imho).
 
 

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