I did actually have my own hammer as a child, but at this child’s age it was in a plastic toy tool set. I didn’t get a real one till I was about 8 or 9. That long summer holiday I spent every day hitting nails into bits of wool in the garage while singing along to Radio 1 and after six whole weeks I had made just the front door and two steps for a dolls house. Such fun though.
Unrelated to hammers, do they call this a roll neck in the US? This comes in two sizes, either 26 or 28 inch chest. I can date this pattern accurately to 1971 as it has two prices shown. In 1971 the UK swapped from shillings and guineas, to decimal pence and pounds.
For the free vintage knitting pattern, click the picture.
(Also he has a bogey peeking out of his nose.)