40's era turban

Added Mar 29, 2010

by olystyrene

Sydney, Australia

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Description

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!

Material Notes

vintage lightweight wool

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Material
Wool

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    Jul 22, 2010, 02.53 PMby cbsheff

    Cool as hell.

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      Jul 22, 2010, 03.12 PMby olystyrene

      Fanks daaaalin’!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 10.50 PMby loyl8

    i really love this!!!! The green the brooch…i forgot about the turban!!! looks amazing!!!

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      Mar 30, 2010, 09.12 AMby olystyrene

      Thank you so much!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 06.29 PMby zickzack

    so beautiful!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 06.22 PMby countessablaze

    Oh wow! I’ve been making 40s style snoods but this is just awesome! The colour is gorgeous :)

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    Mar 29, 2010, 04.48 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I am completely enamored. That green just is the most gorgeous color.

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      Mar 30, 2010, 09.11 AMby olystyrene

      I was so surprised by the vividness of the green. It looked good on the spindle but I didn’t expect it to look so bright as one piece!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 04.48 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I am completely enamored. That green just is the most gorgeous color.

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    Mar 29, 2010, 01.45 PMby ashchaser

    Aagh I love this, and not just because it is green. So chic!

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      Mar 30, 2010, 09.13 AMby olystyrene

      Why thank you!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 08.57 AMby missymellie

    I love it! The colour is amazing :) I share the same belief that if I get an old pattern or materials from a wonderful seamstress of a past era, I will magically become as good

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      Mar 29, 2010, 09.35 AMby olystyrene

      Thank you! That green colour made my heart skip a beat..

      Oh yes, it isn’t an unbelievable notion to entertain ;) Has it worked for you also?

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