Here is the pattern for the tyrol hat (the hat on the right) that so many of you admired when I first posted it a few weeks ago. It is from the special supplement magazine "Woman's Day Granny Squares: 60 Great Designs...All Fun to Do," published in 1973. I can tell you that everything in this magazine is fantastic, so if you can find a copy you won't be disappointed. Ask any older woman in your life - grandmothers, aunts, next door neighbors - if they have a copy stowed away somewhere. My aunt let me borrow this copy. But, I have since found out that my mother has also kept a copy on hand all these years.
I made up a tyrol hat this weekend to test out the pattern. It turned out beautifully. My lovely Miriam is modeling it in the photos above. I have not made the little dolls that attach onto the ends of the ties yet, but they seem pretty straight forward. I have two comments. First, the hat came out sized for a smaller child. Miriam is 9 years old and the hat doesn't really properly cover her ears all the way. If I want to make a larger hat next time, I will probably use a hook one size larger, or a bit of a heavier weight yarn. The blue yarn I used was a fairly lighter weight than the white and orange. Second, for row 9 of the center section, the directions as written weren't totally clear to me on how to accomplish the increase, so I simply placed 2 dc in the first space. I have noted that below in bold in the appropriate spot.
Remember, I just began crocheting in late December, so if I can make this hat, so can you!
I will also post the pattern for the bonnet later this week. Some of you have requested that. I think it will be fun to make one up myself!
Size: 6.25" x 14"
Materials: Knitting worsted, 2 ounces blue, 1 ounce each red and white. Crochet hook size F, or size required to crochet to gauge.
GRANNY SQUARE: Starting at center with blue, ch.4. Join with sl st to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, ch1, (3 dc in ring, ch 1) 3 times; join with sl st to top of ch-3. Break off. Always work with same side facing you.
Round 2: Attach white to a ch-1 sp on last rnd; ch 3, in same sp work 2 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (first group made); *ch 1, in next sp work 3 dc, ch 1 and 3 dc (another corner group made). Repeat from * twice more; ch 1; join.
Round 3: Attach red to a ch-1 sp on a corner group; ch 3, work first corner group in same sp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp (shell made), ch 1, work corner group in next corner group sp. Repeat from * twice more; ch 1, work shell in next sp, ch 1; join. Break off.
Round 4: Attach white to a corner sp; ch 3, work first corner group in same sp, * (ch 1, shell in next sp) twice; ch 1, corner group in next corner sp. Repeat from * twice more; (ch 1, shell in next sp) twice; ch1; join. Break off.
Round 5: Attach blue to a corner sp, sc in same sp, sc in each dc and sp around; join. Break off. Granny square completed. Make another the same.
CENTER SECTION: Starting at one outside edge with blue, ch 26.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (24 dc, counting turning ch as 1 dc); ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Skip first dc, holding back on hook the last lp of each dc, work dc in each of next 2 dc, y o, draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook (1 dc dec), work dc in each dc across; ch 3, turn. Repeat last row 6 times more (17 dc).
Row 9: Dc in first dc (1 dc inc), dc in each dc across; ch 1, turn. Repeat last row 6 times more (24 dc). Break off. Wedge formed at each end of piece. (NOTE: I simply made 2 dc in the first dc space in order to make the increase on each row).
FINISHING: Insert corner of 1 granny square into wedge at one end of center section. With blue, sew sides of wedge to 2 sides of square. Sew other square into wedge at opposite end. (NOTE: I sewed these pieces with single crochet stitch).
Ties: Attach 2 strands blue to corner of granny square at 1 end of cap; crochet 11" chain. Break off. Crochet chain at other end of cap.
Doll: Cut 24 strands blue 6" long. Hold together and tie tightly around middle (top of head), leaving ends to fasten to cap tie. Fold strands in half and tie with red yarn 1" from top of head for neck. Cut four 3" strands of blue for arms; hold together and slide halfway through body of doll just below neck. Tie ends with red yarn for wrists. Tie waist with red yarn 1/2" from neck. Fasten doll to a tie. Make another doll in red and white and fasten to other tie.