I picked up a 1947 edition of The Complete Book of Crochet by Elizabeth L. Mathieson sometime back. I love looking at all the pictures and dreaming of making every single one of the items in this book. What really got me to buy this book was this pattern
Well I finally got around to attempting this pattern! I tested it out with some black acrylic yarn I had laying around. I wanted to try the pattern out first since its vintage and I'm still learning how to choose the proper yarn and needle for these patterns. I only did the base of the hat since I was using left over yarn, but now that I know it works I've got some beautiful wool yarn in mind to make another one of these up. I'm really excited to do the twisted yarn around the next one I make. And even though this one is pretty simple, I really do love it and I decorated it up for Christmas today with a red ribbon and wreath brooch.