March 26, 2010 at 11:24 am #251757
I found this cool head thingo on American ebay. I think it would be really lovely to pop on to go out and feed the animals in the hight of winter:clap: The cost plus postage makes it pretty expensive but I think if I had a pattern…..Mum could make it for me:D;) They call it a bonnet but I have searched and searched on line but can’t find a pattern for anything vaguely similar. Have you seen anything like it anywhere???
Please let me know if you crafty ones have seen a pattern anywhere so I can ask Mum really nicely to make it for me:hug:March 26, 2010 at 11:43 am #458613
You could try looking at these the first is knitting second is crochetMarch 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm #458614
Thanks heaps Judi, I’ll duck over and check them out :hug:March 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm #458615
THere’s always this one Kirsty…March 27, 2010 at 2:14 am #458616
I cant see the back so I am guessing it is based on a vintage pattern similar to this:
Chain long enough strip to pass from below one ear, over the top of the head to under the other ear.
Work DC across. Repeat until strip is long enough to fit over the top of the crown from the front hairline to where the head start sloping down at the back.
Fold the strip in half and sew the 2 sides together at the back.(folded seam sits on top of the head). You now have a square/rectangle which has one edge folded over and the adjoining edge sewn closed.
Attach the wool to the corner where the face and neck opening is. Crochet 2DC into each stitch across,(around the Backof theneck). (This will allow for the increase across the shoulders so it sits flat)
Crochet 2 DC across for next row as well.
DC for 3-4 rows (or more if you want a shoulder cover) across the bottom edge (and remember to check in case you need to increase over shoulder area some more). Finish off with a shell stitch edge.
Thread a crocheted chain through the first row of increasing dcs to gather and tie under the chin.
It is a variation of the scarf that you foldin half and sew from the folded edge closed for about 40cm. The ends just wrap around your neck as usual and keeps the hood in place.
You could also use a childs bonnet pattern like this
and just upsize it to adult (the instruction to upsize it is at the end of the pattern)
Then add a neck “ruffle” (increase rows followed by 3-4 rows of DC followed by a fancy edge.)
I don’t know how much of this made sense but ask away if you have questions.
I also found these:
http://www.agoodyarn.net/PT_Helmet.htm – check out the glass needles there!!:DMarch 27, 2010 at 2:17 am #458617
AARGH – I forgot to add this one:shy::
too many patterns too little time!!!!!
Also I finally found my copy of vintage knitted and crocheted hoods – 1 knit and 2 crochet patterns. If you want a copy, Pm me and I can email it to you.
They are the same shape as the one in your picture but have different stitches, after all they used to be an important fashion accesory!March 28, 2010 at 12:13 am #458618
Wow thank you Kiewiet :metal: Mum thinks she will be able to whip up that pattern no worries:clap::hug:March 28, 2010 at 12:57 am #458619
you are welcome !
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