Win A Handmade 1930s Crochet Hat – Blogiversary Giveaway

1930s crochet hat

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.

1930s mustard crochet hat

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.

1930s crochet hat - side

1930s crochet hat - front

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.

1930s crochet hat - back

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.

Good luck!

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Just a vintage gal suffering from the Golden Age syndrome. A lover of all things old, especially the 1930s, seamstress, crocheter, maker of hats and enjoys rummaging at flea markets.


    • Oh gosh, yes, I love the idea of red and grey! I’m tempted to make myself one in those colours. xx

    • Oh wow, I like that and it would work either way round. Good choices!

  1. Hi Cate! I love your hat!! Great job! I would absolutely love one in deep burgundy and black. Happy third blogiversary to you!!!

    • Oh thank you Morgan! Yes, burgundy and black would be great, especially for the winter. xx

  2. Cate – I LOVE your blog!!! Read it faithfully. BTW I gave up on attempting your fabulous curls. My hair won’t hold a curl for anything, boo hoo, so now sport a jaunty bob! If IIIII were to win this delicious cap, I’d love it in a chocolate and baby blue! Wow, so generous!! Congrats on 3 fabulous years!!
    Carol from California

    • Oh Carol, thank you! I’m sorry your hair hasn’t worked out but unfortunately everyone’s is different. Have you tried any of the ones on YouTube by other bloggers? None of them work for me but my hair is weird!

      Chocolate brown and baby blue sounds like a gorgeous combination. xx

  3. I think I would like mine crocheted in pink and white if I win. Pink is my favorite color and I tend to wear a lot of it.

    • It would look really cute in pink and white and I’d particularly love it in a bright pink.

      • I’m more of a soft pastel colors type of girl. It’s very girly and suits me.

    • Different shades of blue would be really lovely, I like that idea!

  4. Oh, this would be so hard! I already have a brown 1930s hat and a blue one, so I think I’d go with 2 shades of gray. So lovely!

    • Oh yes, that sounds lovely and could be worn with so many colours. xx

  5. Happy blogiversary!! I am always so delighted when a new post from you pops up, ad they are always so interesting and inspiring!

    For colours I would definitely choose Nile green and ivory. 🙂

    • Aw, thank you Sarah, that’s so kind of you to say! You can’t go wrong with Nile green. xx

  6. I would love one in burgundy and cream. You look absolutely gorgeous in your jumper and hat!

  7. Brown and green! Happy blogiversary beautiful!

  8. It would have to be navy and white, a classic combination! I love your blog, the 1930s and crocheting are my passions too but I haven’t tried combining them both yet!

    • Oh you really should! 1930s crocheting is so much fun and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. xx

  9. Happy Blogiversary! It’s a lovely hat and if I were lucky enough to win I’d go for navy and cream.

    • Thank you Norma! Oh yes, navy and cream is a classic and would lovely with your red skirt. xx

  10. Kelly green and mustard yellow would make my heart sing! ❤

    • Ah yes, a woman after my own heart choosing gorgeous brights! xx

  11. Congratulations!!! I would love the hat in cream with brown accents.
    So excited for the chance to win!! 🙂 And here’s to another year of blogging – you have such a beautiful style and the perfect vintage look. Way to go!!

    • Oh thank you Esther, that’s so sweet of you! I really like the idea of a light neutral hat with darker accents, hmmm, that’s a tempting one to do for myself! xx

  12. Congrats on the Anniversary!! 3 years is a big deal in the blog world and you should be very very proud 🙂 Also thank you for doing this wonderful giveaway, that is so sweet of you.

    If I were to win, I would like Turquoise and Cream combo.

    • Thank you Liz! When I first started blogging I never thought I make it this long, so I’m pretty pleased about it. And I love your suggestion, I do love a bit of turquoise. xx

  13. Congrats on 3 years of blogging!!!!! This is so generous of you to do a giveaway like this!! I think if I had to choose two colors it would be a light pale pink and a burgundy maroonish color. Thank you for this great opportunity!!

    • Oh thank you Hannah! I love your colour combination, that’s so unusual and I’d love to se it made up. xx

  14. I’d love that in petrol and white, as it would match my favourite cardigan then <3

    • Oh that sounds gorgeous, I love the idea of those colours together!

  15. Oh black and red would look fabulous shes says as looking down at today’s work outfit 🙂

  16. Gorgeous hat from a gorgeous year! Clearly I need to get back to crocheting. Would love one in navy with brown as a contrast – to match my navy spring/autumn trench coat with brown piping.

    • Oh yes, that sounds wonderful and I always love matching pieces! I highly recommend you getting back into crocheting, there’s so many fabulous vintage patterns out there and they’re really cheap. xx

  17. I love this blog- and the hat! You are truly my style inspiration. I’d love to have this hat in a brick red and a dark grey. Fingers crossed!

    • Oh thank you Louise, I’m so humbled by your comment! You’ve cheered me up no end and I love your suggestion, although I’m always worried about brick red with my hair. xx

  18. its a gorgeous hat and I must look up the pattern. hats are a bit hit and miss with me, my favourite pastime when I was 16 was to go to the local department store and try on hats….. I tend to suit the wide brim. I must look up that pattern – is it available or just from that book? I am unsure if this style would suit me but I love the quirk of it so would like to see if I can try the pattern (the last two hats I crocheted had to be given away….they really looked so odd on me!) – that yellow is stunning on you

    • Oh I love just trying hats on too, it’s so much fun! I’ve only ever seen the pattern in the book, never as a separate one on its own. The book is a bit pricey but there was several patterns in there I really wanted so it was worth it. xx

  19. That is so gorgeous while I love the colours you have made this is, I am now dreaming of one in yellow and cream!

  20. I’d love it in bright red and white, thanks ever so much!
    Happy blogiversary!

    • Thank you Despina! I’m actually thinking about crocheting myself a different hat in red and white but I think it would look fab in this design too. xx

  21. IT would be great in the colours black and White

  22. Love the 1930s styles, this hat is amazing, love it

    • Sorry pressed the wrong button , i would love Blue and White

  23. Happy Blogiversary, Cate! But “only” three years? I was really surprised as I had a feeling you’d been around for much longer! I always enjoy reading your posts, and looking at your fabulous creations! xxx

    • Oh thank you Ann! Yep, it’s only been three years but so much has happened in that time. Thank you so much for your support, I always love reading your comments xx

  24. I think a dove gray and navy would be nice. Good luck, everyone!

  25. I love your blog. I need to catch up with the back posts. I found you a couple of months ago and I’m hooked! Happy blogiversary. I love the colors of deep blue and silver together. My favorite colors for Christmas. I hope you blogfor many more years!

    • Thank you Helen! I love the idea of deep blue and silver, it makes me think of the night sky xx

  26. French Navy and white I think. It would be smart and go with everything.

  27. Happy blog anniversary!! Long may it continue, with your fabulous makes and oodles of inspiration. (I will leave the giveaway to others – I had a winning streak last year so it’s someone else’s turn!) Xx

  28. I would love a purple and pink hat and think this is absolutely gorgeous.I love vintage patterns for both knitting and crochet

  29. My knitting is pretty good but I can’t get my head round crochet. I’d choose a slate blue with charcoal grey.

  30. Oh that’s a difficult choice! It’s a lovely pattern and I can imagine it in dusky pink and grey.

  31. Happy blogiversary! There are so many colour combinations that would look excellent, but I think a deep forest green with cream would be the one for me.

  32. Happy blogiversary, and keep up the great work! I would opt for the colour combo of burnt sienna and dark blue, to match one of my favourite scarfs.

  33. Considering the amount of mustard I have in my wardrobe I’d say mustard and dark brown, but the one you are wearing is gorgeous!

  34. Ooooooooo how lovely!!! Oh a lavender and cream would be amazing! (I have purple/blue ombré hair)

  35. How fab! Lovely pics and lovely hat. I would go for light grey and dark charcoal.

  36. I think I’d like duck egg blue an a cream or nude colour.

  37. Happy Blog Birthday. I can imagine this lovely hat in many colour combinations but I think mustard and teal would be rather lovely.

  38. I think a jadeite green and butter cream yellow would be lovely.

  39. I would like one in coral and cream, nice and summery. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  40. I think yellow and light grey would be lovely

  41. Happy Blogiversary!! Oh what an absolutely darling hat! I’m having a bit of a flirty affair with 30’s fashion, so this hat would be delightful! Maybe in pink and grey?

  42. Purple and blue. I love the whole outfit but the colours wouldn’t suit me, sadly.

  43. Congrats! Oh what a gorgeous hat! I have (quite) a few patterns I still need to start on (figuring out which size thread/needle seems to be the most work :p). But this hat is amazing! I’m slowly venturing out to add some color in my wardrobe (love black!) but just to make sure I would wear it all the time I would go for a black/white one, with the main color black and the band black/white, would I win 😉 Best regards

  44. Different shades of blue would be lovely!

  45. Congratulations on your blogiversary. What an achievement! Such a generous giveaway! I love how your top and hat match!! Gorgeous! I love the idea of grey and wine read, but what a hard choice to make.

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