Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Newsboy Hat

We had a friend come to TITP with us the other day and he needed a hat, so I found a little pattern & tutorial online from Whitney Sews, and this is how it turned out.  I tried finding some period pictures of boys' caps to try and recreate, but didn't have a lot of luck, so I just had to make do with this.  Funny thing was, on the way to our house when I was sewing this, the friend stopped at the store and found a darling hat to wear.  Luckily, I spent only about 30 minutes making the cap (didn't line it).

In the tutorial, Whitney suggests making the two back band seams 1/2" & 5/8" (the inner band is the 1/2", the outer, 5/8"seam), but my material was thin enough that I should have just made them the same seam allowance.

This is slightly big on me, but fits my son pretty well.  Maybe our heads are about the same size now?

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