Hats and Bags | Book No. 126 | The Spool Cotton Company

Hats and Bags | Book No. 126 | The Spool Cotton Company

Hats and Bags
Book 126
The Spool Cotton Company
Original Copyright 1939

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Patterns Included: 
Tisket-a-Tasket Hat, Tam O'Shanter Hat and Bag Set, Pill Box Hat and Bag Set, Angel Face Hat, Classic Bag, Good News Hat, Pieces of Eight Bag, Runabout Hat, Cock o' the Walk Hat, Algiers Hat, The Edwardians Hat and Bag Set, Sky Top Hat, Hour Glass Hat, Loop the Loop Bag.

"How did you manage to make these hats look as though they had just been lifted out of a bed of tissue paper from a smart little band-box?" we inquired of the young lady who made these hats.

"I just knew how to crochet—these directions are very explicit—and I used my head in the finishing touches to give a professional look," she laughed.

There's nothing used in finishing these hats and bags but what the average woman has access to—a steam kettle, starch or sugar for stiffening, buckram, featherboning, or wire where stiffness is needed to keep the contours crisp, and zippers for bags. You see, there's no elaborate millinery finishing equipment used!

Somehow, crocheting seems the ideal medium for the clever little hats women tip forward on their curls these days. One short cut to smartness for the limited purse is to vary accessories, and with color shooting its brilliant way across the fashion sky, here's a heaven sent opportunity.

Add a stacatto of color to your costume with a chic alliance of hat and bag—see what a gay tonic it is. Experiment a bit with trimming. Try a sky-shooting feather on the pill box, or a varied-color scarf on the toque. Make a bow trimming tailored or feminine as your type suggests. But don't stop at one hat and bag ensemble—try three or four, remember, variety's the thing!

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