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40's era turban

Added Mar 29, 2010

by olystyrene

Sydney, Australia






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




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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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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