Tuesday, 5 October 2010

1960s knitted hat


Here's two chic knitted hats from the 1960s. The hat that the girl is wearing would make a great first project if you've never knitted in the round on four needles before. Knitting with four needles is the best way to make socks and gloves because you don't end up with an uncomfortable seam, but it can take some getting used to, especially if you only have two hands.

This hat is a good way to ease yourself into a four-needles state of mind as it is mostly built up on 2 needles before finishing off with just 10 rounds of four-needle excitement to shape the top.

Those were the days when a woolly hat was considered adequate head protection...

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