Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Crochet-Pattern for a Hat and Bag, 1953


This sailor hat and matching bag are from Smart Knitting, 1953. Instructions can be downloaded here.

The original pattern called for Dritz Luxury Belastraw. I have no idea what the modern equivalent might be, but perhaps some experienced crochet-hands out there can help?

6 comments:

Karen in Wichita said...

A quick Google turned up this discussion: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=63836, which seems to indicate Aunt Lydia's Denim is a good substitute, and that Belastraw was a 5-ply rayon.

Like one of those posters, I'd have expected it to be more, well, strawlike. Especially if you're using it to make what looks kinda like a straw purse.

Shay said...

Do craft store still sell raffia? If you could get the same gauge that might work, too.

Lidian said...

Ah, Dritz! I have some of my mother's old Dritz sewing notions from the 40s...

This lady looks so entranced with the bag. I wonder what is in it?

Shay said...

Chocolate? That's the only thing that could put that expression on MY face!

Cennetta said...

Interesting accessories. And thanks for providing the instructions for these.

T-Mom said...

Those are so goofy they're positively cute. Can't you just imagine someone like Leslie Caron wearing that little hat?