Added Mar 29, 2010
I loooove the spectacular fashion of past styles – primarily the 1940s. I’ve always sighed looking at the gorgeous women in their gorgeous hats – why doesn’t our era have anything like that? Turbans have come and gone throughout many ages but the 40s turbans were just so glamorous, I couldn’t live another day without making one myself!
I recently picked up an enormous bag of various yarns, which used to be owned by an old lady who was a knitting and crochet goddess in the 1940s. I had hoped that inheriting her yarn and hooks meant I would also inherit her skills… I picked out a forrest green coloured wool – lightweight and very delicate – and found myself a vintage 40s crochet turban pattern. The body of the turban was fairly simple to make. However, I couldn’t work out what the instructions were asking me to do in order to make the crown, so after a few failed attempts I decided that it didn’t really need it anyway :)
Next step was attaching the vintage deco brooch and voila!
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