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KL
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  4:31:28 PM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone remember the knitted half hat /ear cover tie under the chin cap ? Help please and thanks a bunch , KL

BLN3320
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  4:41:44 PM  Show Profile Send BLN3320 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't recall it at least not by that name. Is it like ear muffs? Take care. Beverley

Bev
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KL
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  4:47:22 PM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BLN3320

Don't recall it at least not by that name. Is it like ear muffs? Take care. Beverley

Bev

Bev- Picture a 1/2 cap over the top of the head that tapers down to the tie strings. It was a big deal in the midwest. Not ear muffs per se. KL
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sallyjo
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  5:03:53 PM  Show Profile Send sallyjo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it was a Bernat pattern, but might have been Jack Frost. I think my mother made one for me, which would put it into late 50's-early 60's.
I don't have access to my patterns, so that's the best I can do for you right now.

"We all have our strengths and our weaknesses."
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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  5:11:18 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Are you talking about the thing that looks like a rectangle with tapered/rounded ends when laid flat? I wore those growing up in the 50's and 60's (yup, in the midwest) but there were still lots of patterns in books in the 70's. I still have the book "Teach yourself to knit the Columbia-Minerva Way" and it has quite a few. There are pictures in the book "Museum of Kitschy Stitches". It really was a sensible head covering for girls...most hats I've worn since were for style, not warmth.
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rather be knitting
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  5:34:04 PM  Show Profile Send rather be knitting a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's a free pdf download here --
http://www.glamarama.net/knitting
Scroll down to 1961 Hats.
Happy knitting -- claire
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mrssuem
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Posted - 10/07/2006 :  5:48:48 PM  Show Profile Send mrssuem a Private Message  Reply with Quote
KL Does it look like you start at on one side with about 3 sts and keep increasing till a certain number of sts and then start to decrease? If so it is a Bernat pattern. It is from Bernat handicrafter, college issue Book No. 34 style no 3530. My mom kept all her knitting books and I have kept them. You could wear this hat as an ear warmer tied under your chin or as a hat tied in the back of your head. Sue
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KL
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Posted - 10/08/2006 :  06:26:39 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks all- I'm trying to do this while in Minnesota for the weekend- I'll try the PDF and see if I can pull it up- I've also printed Sues version. KL
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technikat
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Posted - 10/08/2006 :  08:19:22 AM  Show Profile Send technikat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I remember them very well. They were really practical in our midwestern winters. The most desirable ones were made of angora. Unfortunately, I don't have a pattern.

I kind of wish they had not gone out of style because I've always had a problem with hats slipping up on my head and exposing my ears which are very sensitive to the cold after all the times I walked around Chicago in subzero weather with nothing covering my ears because that would have been sooo unfashionable.

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yarnlover
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Posted - 10/08/2006 :  08:36:28 AM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, I remember those too, midwest wear, and the warmest were the angora ones. I had a pink one, but honestly, I hated that tie under the chin. It wasn't very comfortable, but the ears did stay warm. Nice memory, I'd completely forgotten about these - whatever they were called......
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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 10/08/2006 :  10:19:09 AM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My book just calls them 'earwarmers'.
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baxterknits
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Posted - 10/08/2006 :  11:18:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit baxterknits's Homepage Send baxterknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, that brings back memories (Midwestern again). One of those little things was the first item I ever knit, with a cable no less. I was home from school, sick in bed with measles or somthing, and my Mom coached me through it. Then I didnt take up knitting needles again for about 25 years...

Cindy G
http://baxterknits.blogspot.com
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BLN3320
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Posted - 10/08/2006 :  6:47:41 PM  Show Profile Send BLN3320 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No wonder I don't recall them. In San Francisco we don't have the same winters as they have in the mid-West. I shall keep an eye out for them though as I have lots of old patterns. Take care. Beverley


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KL
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Posted - 10/09/2006 :  8:11:44 PM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yep-angora, or trimmed in angora they were. KL
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knittingbaglady
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  03:29:49 AM  Show Profile Send knittingbaglady a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I remember them well and am sure I have a pattern somewhere (the archives).
Years ago I bought a stack of 'McCalls Needlework and Crafts' from the 50's into the 60's, it's in one of those. I think maybe less wide than the one pictured above.

Great classics. Anyone interested in that one?

I'd be happy to dig...

Martha.

http://www.greenmountainknittingbags.com/
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mmdm
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  04:42:22 AM  Show Profile Send mmdm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I wasn't born then so I don't remember them but from what you are describing, it sounds like this free pattern I bookmarked a while back -

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=86&d_id=10&lang=us

Is that the kind of thing? I'm thinking of making one because even though I live in the south, my ears are very sensitive to the cold and I get earaches easily. This pattern was "unvented" quite a while back over at Crafter and lots of people made them, but since then Garnstudio has released the actual pattern as a freebie.

Melisa
http://virtuallydesigned.com/gottamake
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Janknit
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  05:43:17 AM  Show Profile Send Janknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Melisa,

I think that is the "Panta" pattern that's been all the craze on Craftster. I made one last year for my daughter. It's really cute.

Janet
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MarieSM
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  07:13:53 AM  Show Profile Send MarieSM a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had an angora one, with fake mink heads attached to the ties
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Bernadette
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  07:16:23 AM  Show Profile Send Bernadette a Private Message  Reply with Quote
KL,

Here is a photo of a hat that I found in an older Bernat Handicrafter Knitting book that I own. The book is No. 34, dated 1953, and is simply titled "College Issue."

Please let me know if I can help you!

Bernadette

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/samsdaughter/hat.jpg
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KL
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  07:31:39 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bernadette- It is kinda sorta, but not exact- it should not be pillbox-shaped. I appreciate the effort tho.

Unfortunately, I don't have PDF so I can't pull up the previous posters suggestion.

WE were talking about them at my Gal-Pal Lakeside reunion this weekend, and some wanted to make them for Grandkids. It would be fun to see them again. Sigh- Memories. KL
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socks4all
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Posted - 10/10/2006 :  07:32:43 AM  Show Profile Send socks4all a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A little digression, did you see the baby soakers in "Rather be Knitting"'s link? What a hoot.

Growing up in Wisc and Minn I remember those ear warmers. I didn't like the tie under my chin but they were nice and warm.
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