Baby Hat Crochet Pattern That Looks Like A Football Helmet

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Today’s fan freebie is a baby hat crochet pattern that looks like a football helmet. That’s right, it looks like a football helmet, but it is cute just the same.

I realized I don’t have the cover to the booklet this crochet pattern is in. Since most of the patterns include the use of Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool, my research tells me it may be a 1940s Woolies for Babies book.

Baby Hat Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool used for this baby hat crochet pattern is discontinued. A substitute could be a fingering or sport weight yarn. I found Paton’s Beehive Baby Fingering yarn or Lion Brand Babysoft yarn, either should work okay.

No gauge is listed making it hard to get this vintage pattern right. While doing research for a yarn substitute, I came across an article on the Knitty website called The Joy of Vintage Patterns. It has some great information about using vintage patterns today.

Here’s the PDF file to download:

Baby Beauties Helmet Crochet Pattern

Since the baby hat crochet pattern is in PDF format, you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read it. Most computers have 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.

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I’m watching the Superbowl next weekend. Football is one of my husband’s favorite past times. I watched occasionally before I met him, but didn’t understand the game. He explained how it’s played, we have a favorite team and I’m hooked.

Go Falcons!!

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Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual Knitted Scarf Patterns

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

These sweet knitted scarf patterns, the Geraldine and Verona, are from a 1915 Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual. Each is large enough to be used as a nice shoulder shawl.

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The Shetland Floss yarn required in the Geraldine Scarf is a light, soft 2-ply yarn or a lace weight. The Highland Wool for the Verona Scarf is probably a worsted 100% wool yarn. Not sure on that one, but the gauge is given so you can experiment with different types of yarn.

Here is a close up of the stitches used in these scarfs:

fleishers-knitting-scarf-patterns-geraldine-and-verona-stitchesAnother page in the manual that will be helpful is a description of the system Fleisher’s used for their hooks and needles. Sometimes it can be hard to meet the right gauge for an old pattern like this. This page should help when it comes to the sizing of the needles for knitting the scarfs.

The system used in Fleisher’s Knitting and Crocheting Manual is the metric system and the numbers represent the actual diameter of the hooks and needles in millimeters.

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One of the ways to save these patterns is to download them to your computer in PDF format:

Fleishers Knitting and Crocheting Manual Knitted Scarf Patterns

To read 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.

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How to Make Knotted Fringe for Crochet and Knit Projects

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

How to Make Fringe - Vintage Crafts and More

Adding fringe or tassels to any crochet or knit project is easy and fun to do.

This pattern sheet of instructions for knotted fringe was found in a 1953 American Thread booklet for crocheted and knitted Stoles and Shrugs.

Normally, we think of fringe as the finishing touch for an afghan, but these knotted fringe and tassels would look great on scarves, rugs, blankets, pillows, and more.

They are made using any type or color of yarn that would match your project, wool, nylon or cotton.

How to Make Fringe and Tassels - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to download it for later, you’ll find the file below:

How to Make Fringe and Tassels

The pattern sheet 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.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook.

Enjoy!