Tomboy Hat – vintage crochet

From Fashion, number 185, an American Thread pamphlet from the 1960’s. The yarns specified are no longer available, but this should work with other worsted weight yarns. Click on the image at left to see enlarged instructions.

 

Addendum 8/1/12, for those having trouble with the instructions above:

1st round: ch4, join, ch3, work 15dc in ring, do not join. Place a marker at beg each round.
2nd round: # Skip 1 st, 5 sc in next st, rpt from # all around (8 inc pts)
3rd round: Skip 1 st, # 1 sc in next st, 5 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sc, rpt from # all around.

4th round: #1 sc in each of next 2sts, 5sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, rpt from # all around
5th round: # 1sc in each of next 3sts, 5sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, rpt from # around
Next 7 rounds: Same manner as last round having 1 more st between pts in each round

13th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 2sctog, skip 2sts, repeat from # all around
14th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 8sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 8sts, 2sctog, skip 2 sc, rpt from # around
15th round: 2sc tog, #1sc in each of next 15sts (no inc at pts), 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around
16th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 11 sts, 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around

17th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 7sts, 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around
18th round: 1sc in each of next 7sts, skip 2sts, rpt from beg all around
19th, 20th and 21st rounds: 1sc in each sc. Cut yarn.

Peak: Right side 1st row: with right side facing, work into front loop of sts only attach yarn in 4th sc before any dec pt, sc in same space, 1sc in each of next 8sts, cut yarn (4sts each side of dec pt with 1sc at dec pt) Do not turn at end of rows of peak.

2nd peak row: Attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of peak, working in front loop of sts at beg and end of rows of beret throughout 2sc in same space, 1sc in next sc, working into back loop of sts across peak sts throughout, 1sc into each of the 9sc of 1st row of peak, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, cut yarn.

3rd peak row: attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of previous row, 2sc in same sc, 1sc in next sc, 1sc in each sc of peak, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, cut yarn.
4th and 5th peak rows: attach yarn in sc before 1st sc of prev row of peak, 3sc in same space, 1sc in each sc of peak, 3sc in next sc, cut yarn
6th peak row: attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of prev row, sc in same space, skip next sc, 1sc in each sc of peak, skip 1sc, sc in next sc, cut yarn

Wrong side: with wrong sides of peak tog attach yarn in 1st free loop at base of 1st row of peak, 1sc in each remaining free loop of peak, cut yarn. Work 3 more rows of peak same as right side, but work through both loops of sts.
6th row wrong side: same as right side but attach in st before 1st sc, complete row.
7th row wrong side: work in sc attaching yarn in 1st sc of peak, cut yarn.

Finishing: with right side facing attach yarn and sl st both sections of peak tog, working through back loop of sts. Continue all around beret with a sl st, join, cut yarn.

Thanks to knotrune for the transcription.

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35 thoughts on “Tomboy Hat – vintage crochet

  1. Delightful Hat/CAP, just sings TomBoy. Can smell the warm Summer Days & see the adventures of sassyness. /;)

    Guess what I will be making for my next WIP??

    LadyWillow

  2. gardenmandy says:

    This is awesome! I’m glad I found your site, I’ve been wanting to get back into knitting. this hat might just inspire me to do that :)

    • 1st round: ch4, join, ch3, work 15dc in ring, do not join. Place a marker at beg each round.
      2nd round: # Skip 1 st, 5 sc in next st, rpt from # all around (8 inc pts)
      3rd round: Skip 1 st, # 1 sc in next st, 5 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sc, rpt from # all around.

      4th round: #1 sc in each of next 2sts, 5sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, rpt from # all around
      5th round: # 1sc in each of next 3sts, 5sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, rpt from # around
      Next 7 rounds: Same manner as last round having 1 more st between pts in each round

      13th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 2sctog, skip 2sts, repeat from # all around
      14th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 8sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 8sts, 2sctog, skip 2 sc, rpt from # around
      15th round: 2sc tog, #1sc in each of next 15sts (no inc at pts), 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around
      16th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 11 sts, 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around

      17th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 7sts, 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around
      18th round: 1sc in each of next 7sts, skip 2sts, rpt from beg all around
      19th, 20th and 21st rounds: 1sc in each sc. Cut yarn.

      Peak: Right side 1st row: with right side facing, work into front loop of sts only attach yarn in 4th sc before any dec pt, sc in same space, 1sc in each of next 8sts, cut yarn (4sts each side of dec pt with 1sc at dec pt) Do not turn at end of rows of peak.

      2nd peak row: Attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of peak, working in front loop of sts at beg and end of rows of beret throughout 2sc in same space, 1sc in next sc, working into back loop of sts across peak sts throughout, 1sc into each of the 9sc of 1st row of peak, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, cut yarn.

      3rd peak row: attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of previous row, 2sc in same sc, 1sc in next sc, 1sc in each sc of peak, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, cut yarn.
      4th and 5th peak rows: attach yarn in sc before 1st sc of prev row of peak, 3sc in same space, 1sc in each sc of peak, 3sc in next sc, cut yarn
      6th peak row: attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of prev row, sc in same space, skip next sc, 1sc in each sc of peak, skip 1sc, sc in next sc, cut yarn

      Wrong side: with wrong sides of peak tog attach yarn in 1st free loop at base of 1st row of peak, 1sc in each remaining free loop of peak, cut yarn. Work 3 more rows of peak same as right side, but work through both loops of sts.
      6th row wrong side: same as right side but attach in st before 1st sc, complete row.
      7th row wrong side: work in sc attaching yarn in 1st sc of peak, cut yarn.

      Finishing: with right side facing attach yarn and sl st both sections of peak tog, working through back loop of sts. Continue all around beret with a sl st, join, cut yarn.

  3. enquery says:

    THIS is the pattern I was talking about in my Tom Boy Pullover comment. Anyone else tried this crochet pattern yet? I have been crocheting it for years, but row 13 shows that there is an errata of some sort, as one ends up with too many stitches to complete the first decrease row. If someone can figure out what it is I’m doing wrong I’d really appreciate that as I adore this hat. I manaage them anyway, but I sure would like to know what is amis.

  4. Thank you for this pattern! I just finished crocheting it and am uploading my pics to Ravelry. Thanks for preserving this great pattern. ps – think the error someone referred to on Rounds 13, 14, 15, etc. – can be corrected by placing the asterisk at the beginning of the row. But hey, it’s still a great pattern :)

  5. Lydia says:

    Leo wanted to know if there was any bigger text…I as well…I click on the image but the text is so hard to read and it prints out really blurry…Anyone know if this hat has been typed up from those directions?

  6. mary fittipaldi says:

    I love this pattern and used it years ago. However I find the pattern as pictured very blurry and small and my efforts to enlarge it have failed. Don’t know what to do except write it out line by line with a magnifying glass. Anyone else have that problem?

  7. katknit says:

    I don’t know what to say to those having trouble reading this pattern. When I click on the picture and the pattern loads, I go to the View tab on my toolbar, and click on zoom. I can read it clearly then.

  8. mary fittipaldi says:

    I also love this hat but have struggled with the blurry instructions for years. If someone with better vision would only print out the instructions in a clearer form there would be so many of us who would be ever grateful and ready to put away the magnifying glasses.

    • Janey says:

      Mary Fittipaldi;

      To make lettering (onscreen) really, really big, hit a Ctrl button (at the end of the bottom row, both left and right hand sides, on your keyboard) at the same time as you hit the plus sign (+) in the numbers row at the top.
      Keep hitting the plus sign (while holding the Ctrl button down) until the lettering gets large enough to read – or gets too blurry to read.

      I am 99% sure that it will not print off in the large size – and I am too tired to stop writing this to find out – but at least you will be able to read it. (Either to read it as you are making the hat, or read it to copy down the pattern by hand.)
      To make things smaller, or get them back to the same size as before – hold down a Ctrl button and tap the negative sign (-), to the left of the plus sign.

      If you still cannot read the pattern, email me and I will make a copy for you. (I do not crochet well enough to want to struggle with this hat.)

      Janey
      janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca
      (Change caps to symbols and lose the spaces.)

  9. I just typed it up for hat of the month club on Ravelry, so here is a copy:

    Gauge: 4sts=1” (Note: work entire beret in back loop of sts) (I used # for a star as of course that just makes thing italic)

    1st round: ch4, join, ch3, work 15dc in ring, do not join. Place a marker at beg each round.
    2nd round: # Skip 1 st, 5 sc in next st, rpt from # all around (8 inc pts)
    3rd round: Skip 1 st, # 1 sc in next st, 5 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, skip 2 sc, rpt from # all around.

    4th round: #1 sc in each of next 2sts, 5sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, rpt from # all around
    5th round: # 1sc in each of next 3sts, 5sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, rpt from # around
    Next 7 rounds: Same manner as last round having 1 more st between pts in each round

    13th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 9 sts, 2sctog, skip 2sts, repeat from # all around
    14th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 8sts, 3sc in next st, 1sc in each of next 8sts, 2sctog, skip 2 sc, rpt from # around
    15th round: 2sc tog, #1sc in each of next 15sts (no inc at pts), 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around
    16th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 11 sts, 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around

    17th round: 2sctog, # 1sc in each of next 7sts, 2sctog, skip 2sc, rpt from # around
    18th round: 1sc in each of next 7sts, skip 2sts, rpt from beg all around
    19th, 20th and 21st rounds: 1sc in each sc. Cut yarn.

    Peak: Right side 1st row: with right side facing, work into front loop of sts only attach yarn in 4th sc before any dec pt, sc in same space, 1sc in each of next 8sts, cut yarn (4sts each side of dec pt with 1sc at dec pt) Do not turn at end of rows of peak.

    2nd peak row: Attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of peak, working in front loop of sts at beg and end of rows of beret throughout 2sc in same space, 1sc in next sc, working into back loop of sts across peak sts throughout, 1sc into each of the 9sc of 1st row of peak, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, cut yarn.

    3rd peak row: attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of previous row, 2sc in same sc, 1sc in next sc, 1sc in each sc of peak, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, cut yarn.
    4th and 5th peak rows: attach yarn in sc before 1st sc of prev row of peak, 3sc in same space, 1sc in each sc of peak, 3sc in next sc, cut yarn
    6th peak row: attach yarn in 2sts before 1st sc of prev row, sc in same space, skip next sc, 1sc in each sc of peak, skip 1sc, sc in next sc, cut yarn

    Wrong side: with wrong sides of peak tog attach yarn in 1st free loop at base of 1st row of peak, 1sc in each remaining free loop of peak, cut yarn. Work 3 more rows of peak same as right side, but work through both loops of sts.
    6th row wrong side: same as right side but attach in st before 1st sc, complete row.
    7th row wrong side: work in sc attaching yarn in 1st sc of peak, cut yarn.

    Finishing: with right side facing attach yarn and sl st both sections of peak tog, working through back loop of sts. Continue all around beret with a sl st, join, cut yarn.

  10. Laure says:

    Hello

    I really like this pattern, thanks so much for sharing !

    I did this hat, but I have a problem, it’s too small ! It’s like a baby size… So I’m doing it again, with a different hook and wool, but it looks a little bit small again… I think I’ll have to do some more increase…

    Did someone else have the same problem ?

  11. Laure says:

    My problem is when I decrease, it’s too small to put my head… And if I increase, the hat is not as pretty and looks too big…

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