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Hats From the Past -
Free Patterns for Styles
from the 1940's back to 1917

Take a little tour of a sampling of crocheted hat styles through the years, a glimpse into the history of ladies clothing. A larger photo of each is on that hat's pattern page. Complete directions are included for each style so that you can recreate any or all of them for yourself.

1940's

Here's a close-fitting hat made in shell stitches. Click here: [Go to Pattern]

This one is made in single crochet - you can leave off the contrasting color ridge along the top for a plain close-fitting hat, if you prefer. [Go to Pattern]

1938

Swirl Tam - Another close-fitting hat with an interesting ridged pattern. You could leave off the chain that is shown hanging from top center, if you wanted. [Go to Pattern]

Calot Hat - Worked mainly in double crochet, with a band made in bead stitch. [Go to Pattern]

Pagoda Hat - Worked mainly in single crochet; band is in star stitch. [Go to Pattern]

1917

Sport Hat - You could make it with or without the fuzzy look under the brim (original calls for Fuzzywool Yarn on that part of the brim for this effect.)[Go to Pattern]

Rosebud Cap - you could easily substitute single crochet rows for the loop stitch rows shown, if you prefer, or make as is. [Go to Pattern]

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