Yes, it’s that time of year again – it’s my three year blogiversary! Three whole years! How did that happen? This past year has been a bit of whirlwind with the blog, especially as I’ve worked with lots of really amazing vintage brands. I’m so thankful for the support from each and every one and feel totally blessed that they’ve wanted to become a part of my little corner of the blogging world.
I also love how the blog has helped to shape, not only my passion for vintage and my wardrobe, but also my creativity. It’s allowed me to explore such wonderful and traditional skills I’d never had the guts to tackle before, especially crochet. This has become such a huge passion of mine so quickly, seriously I’m totally obsessed with it. If I’m not crocheting, I’m thinking about crocheting!
That’s not to say I’ve given up on my sewing, although for a couple of months at the beginning of this year I did feel like I’d lost my sewing mojo. However, I have put that down to putting too much pressure on myself at the end of last year. I was so determined to get my 1930s jacket done so I had it to wear in London at the beginning of December that I was burning the candle at both ends. I know now that I needed a break from it, but I’m finally back behind the sewing machine and I’m in the process of creating the 1940s dress I mentioned in my 2017 plans post.
And, I haven’t forgotten about my trip down the rabbit hole that is millinery. I have nearly completed my very first hat (yay!!) but I’m waiting on the trim to arrive. Although the actual hat part has been completed for a couple of weeks, I just couldn’t decide on what trim to do, so have just ordered some black velvet ribbon from eBay. I will, of course, take some photos and show you once it’s finished.
Talking of hats, lets get back to the whole reason for this post. As it’s my blogiversary I thought I’d do a giveaway to win your own version of this 1930s crochet hat handmade by me as a little thank you for all your support! I am truly grateful for every single person who visits the blog and especially takes the time to leave a comment. I love chatting with you all, so never be afraid to leave a comment as I read every single one.
The pattern for the hat is taken from Fleisher’s Vol.17 – Hand Knitted Apparel for Town, Sports and Travel book from 1933, so you’ll know you are getting a genuine piece of 1930s history. You can choose which two colours to have it made in, so it is totally unique to you. You could even have it made to match an outfit you already have but is just missing that crowning glory. Whatever you choose I will work with you to make sure just the right yarn is used for your perfect hat.
The 1930s crochet hat, or draped beret as it’s referred to in the book, is made in an average size of 22″ but will fit most head sizes. I’m a 23″ and it’s absolutely fine on me. It’s made in two sections, the main part in one colour and the jaunty diagonal band in the main colour and a contrasting colour.
The band is made by crocheting both colours at the same time, so neither yarn is cut or joined at any time. This creates a lovely thick and strong band that’s not going to unravel at any point. It’s a technique I’d never done before but mastered, and enjoyed, quite quickly.
The giveaway runs from today’s date (22nd March 2017) until 11:59 GMT on Friday 31st March 2017.
It is open to participants worldwide, who are welcome to enter with as many of the different Rafflecopter entry methods as desired. The more methods you enter with, the greater your odds of winning become!
The only entry method that is necessary to take part in this giveaway is to leave a comment below telling me which two colours you would like your 1930s crochet hat made in.
One winner will be picked at random and will be contacted shortly after the giveaway ends.