Subversive Femme

A Novelty Turban Hat, circa 1940s

You really have to hand it to women in the 1940’s – they liked their suits tailored, and their hats different!

Carmen Miranda


From Etsy

Wouldn’t life be a touch more whimsical if we got to wear amazingly over-the-top hats everyday – and get stared at in admiration instead of curiosity?

Today’s free vintage knitting (crochet) pattern comes from an unknown source – the pattern book is missing it’s cover. I believe it was made by ‘Dritz’, probably in 1946.

The crochet hat/turban requires Dritz Knitting Worsted (not Corde for a change) and i’m still not sure what those decorations are? Either way, I would love to wear something like this to Viva Las Vegas next year.
Do Santa’s elves know how to crochet?

I hope you like it!

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    September 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    *gasp* it's amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing! I am wildly in love with ridiculous hats. I try them on in front of my husband before buying. If he makes a horrified face, I know it's a good one! 😛 I will be making this one in mustard, I think!

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    kate steeper
    September 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Its sort of Minnie Mouse meets a zebra skin!!! Wins the award for strangest hat yet seen …Its so bizarre you could sell it to a Royal …truly impressed

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    September 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Haha Brittany, I love your at buying technique 😉 x

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