Yesterday, I spent the day crocheting a hat for Daffny. She has a 1930s lawn party coming up and needed a purple hat to go with her outfit.

The pattern has a braided hat band and crochet bow but I also included some 1940s millinery flowers so she can swap them out for different looks. I can't wait to see how it looks with her dress!

Today, I wanted to share a crochet pattern from my collection. This set includes a hat bag and gloves from the 1950s. If you've never knitted or crocheted before, small projects like these are a great place to start. A hat teaches increase and decreases so by the time its done, you'll have the skills to crochet all kinds of things. Although I am a huge fan of knitting, I love crochet because it comes together so quickly. You can learn any stitch you need on YouTube and Ravelry is also a great source for patterns and crochet information.