Retro Hats

Just a quick note today – one of the hats is featured in new UK crochet magazine “Simply Crochet”.

WonkyZebra 292 Baker Boy Yellow Cap  WZ292
I am doing an offer for their readers, so if you do buy the magazine, and decide to buy the pattern, pop in and get your freebie with it.
Here are some other hat patterns from WonkyZebra that you may like, (although you could choose any garment)…
Some mixture patterns with berets,  beanies, turbans, caps.

WonkyZebra 285 4 Hats 1219 WZ285
and “helmets”.

WonkyZebra 216 4 Hats Montage WZ216

The helmets were really popular in the sixties- if you look at Pierre Cardin stuff you see them in a more high fashion mode! But homemade versions seem to have been a real family favourite! Cozy 🙂

Moving on to the seventies they sort of morphed into things like this – Juliette caps etc.

WonkyZebra 107 Wierd 70s Headgear 2083  WZ107

There are lots in the bridal patterns too!

WonkyZebra 175 Hat Pic  WZ175

Plus of course the cloche and turban

WonkyZebra 155 Vintage Crochet Hats 1688   WZ155
But most wearable are the various berets

WonkyZebra 431 AT Aran Hats 1483     WZ431

And so on –but more “baker boy “ ones to finish with

WonkyZebra 386 Sixties Cap Bag and Belt    WZ386

I have some knit Baker Boy hat patterns as well.

WonkyZebra 392 Hats WZ392

This one has a whole matching trouser suit; but it is probably a knit too far for most of us today.
WZ has a man’s Baker Boy hat too, come to think of it.

WonkyZebra PREVIEW Mans Green Hat    WZ”preview-Mans Green Hat”

and a Teen sized one in Aran.

WonkyZebra 272 Aran Hats and Sweaters Cap    WZ272

Oh, and mustn’t forget the seasonal “must have” holiday hats.

WonkyZebra 263 Reindeer Motif Sweater   WZ263

WonkyZebra 275 Ski Caps 2057    WZ275

About WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at
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