Vintage Crochet Pattern for a Mini Party Hat – Fan Freebie Friday

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I found this vintage crochet pattern for a miniature party hat and thought, how appropriate for celebrating Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Mask

 

The pattern is short and easy to follow. Just make sure you use the correct size crochet cotton to match the gauge.

These little hats in different colors would make sweet party favors for all kinds of occasions.

 

In another post I shared a pattern for a miniature hat and basket that would be great for Easter celebrations from the same vintage booklet. They can be found here along with more info about the booklet and crochet cotton used.

The photo of the adorable hat and instructions are listed below. If you’d like to print or save this page in PDF format, I’ve provided a green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post :

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Pattern Miniature Party Hat

Materials Required:
Originally written for Cinderella Slipper Tinsel Crochet Cotton
Steel Crochet Hook #10

No mold required.
Gauge: 15 stitches = 2 inches
Ch 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring, join with a sl st to first sc

Rnd 2: Ch 4, work tr in first sc, 2 tr in each of next 5 sc, join with sl st to top of ch 4 (12tr)

Rnd 3: Ch 4, tr in same st with ch 4 (an inc), tr in each of the next 4 tr, 2 tr in next st (an inc), tr in each of next 4 tr (an inc), tr in each st to end (15 tr)

Rnd 4-5: Inc 3 tr in each rnd (21 tr)

Rnd 6: Work tr even (21 tr)

Rnd 7: Inc 5 tr in rnd (26 tr)

Rnd 8: Inc 4 tr in rnd (30 tr)

Rnd 9: Inc 20 tr, evenly spaced in rnd (50 tr)

Rnd 10: Work dc, increasing 5 sts in rnd (55 dc)

Rnd 11: Work tr, increasing 18 sts in rnd (73 tr), sl st in next st. End off.

Stiffening: See instructions below. In place of Plastic Mold, use 5 or 6 sheets of paper or cardboard 6” square and make a cone to fit snugly into hat to shape it. Turn up last tr rnd to right side of hat to form brim. Remove from cone before dry and stand on open end until completely dry. Trim.

STIFFENING: Use paper or other material to make a mold to drape the crown of the hat over. Follow the directions on a fabric stiffening product, but before hat is thoroughly dry, pinch around top of crown to form the hat shape. Carefully remove mold while still damp, then allow the hat to continue to dry. Apply a light coat of clear hobby spray lacquer/sealer when completely dry. Embellish with ribbon and flowers.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch………chain
dc………double crochet
inc……..increase
rnd……..round
rep……..repeat
sc………single crochet
sl st……slip stitch
st………stitch
tr………triple


Enjoy!


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Craft Flower Patterns and How To Make Birth Month Flowers

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Want to make a bouquet that doesn’t wilt? Here’s an idea. Make these birth month flowers using these vintage craft patterns and instructions.

Not only do birthday months have birthstones, they also have birth flowers and here are craft patterns and instructions to make them. You’ll find several places on the internet that tell you the meaning, history and facts about each birth flower so I won’t take time to do that here.

This is October’s Birth Flower, Cosmos:
Vintage Crafts and More How to Make the October Birth Flower Cosmos Instructions
Vintage Crafts and More How to Make the October Birth Flower Cosmos Pattern

Many materials may be used for making these birthday flowers: felt, flannel, leather, silk, satin, plastic, crepe paper, wood fiber even tissues. Accurate cutting lines and color suggestions for each flower are included.

As a rule, one is enough for a boutonniere; you might use several flowers of one sort for a bouquet or several of different sorts may be used together if they harmonize.

To add long stems, use covered wire or wrap ordinary wire with green crepe paper, thread or yarn.

This is a copy of one of the sheets included in the PDF download. There are two sheets of flower patterns and instructions that include all 12 months of flowers.

 Vintage Crafts and More How to Make the Flower of the Month

 Here’s the PDF file:

How to Make the Flower of the Month PDF

The patterns are in PDF format so to download the file you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Enjoy!

Vintage Hooked Rug Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie Friday!

Vintage Crafts and More Rug Hooking Tools

As early as the mid 1800s, women would take burlap feed bags, which were too rough a fabric to make into clothing or quilts, and use them as backing for rugs. Unable to afford the beautiful imported rugs from Europe, they would use rags to hand hook their own rugs. The rugs helped make their homes comfortable and warm.

Making rugs became a popular hobby in the 1940s and the craft is seeing a come back with the primitive wool penny rugs you can make today.

Today’s pattern and instructions are for making a burlap rug with rug yarn. I believe this Minerva Hooked Rug pattern and instruction was originally a kit. I found it without the kit and picked it up because of the pictures of the old rug hooking tools, the pattern and information about rug hooking.

Vintage Crafts and More Martha Washington Rug Hooking Pattern

This Martha Washington Rug Pattern is floral and the finished size is 30 x 60 inches. It uses traditional colors of rose, tan and green. You’ll need to enlarge and transfer the pattern onto burlap or whatever material you’ll be using. This article, Selecting and Transferring Your Pattern, from Rug Hooking 101 explains how to use tulle to transfer your pattern.

Most of us are familiar with the latch hook rug kits from the 70s you can still find and purchase unmade today. My favorite was a landscape of a sunset on the beach with the golden yellows and browns of the era.

I’ve found a couple YouTube videos that explain rug hooking. There does seem to be a lot of information about rug hooking on the internet, but not as much as you’d find for crochet or knitting.

Here is a great 9 minute basic tutorial by Gene Shepherd Rug Hooking.

This video is a hands-on how to Part 2: Rug Hooking with Yarn by Susie Stephenson. It’s 20 minutes long, but has some great information on basic rug hooking.

I hope this post helps you decide if you’d like to pursue making your own rug or not. I know when I was researching to write this post, I found that rug hooking may not be as hard as I thought and the designs you could do are endless. I might give it a try.

Here’s the pattern in PDF file format:

Rug Hooking Pattern and Info PDF

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Enjoy!