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« on: July 27, 2006 02:22:40 PM »

I just finished my first cabled newsboy hat.  It turned out really well (I can add pics later when I upload them), but you can kinda see the plastic mesh through the stitching on the brim.  What can I do to disguise this?  Any ideas?

pics located at my blog.

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006 07:28:50 PM »

If it makes you feel any better, I can't see it show through at all in the pics on your blog.  Very cute, btw.  I keep thinking I have to make that hat.  Even though I look silly in hats.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006 09:48:02 PM »

Thanks!  I really really like that hat.  I just cast on tonight for a cabled sweater, so that was my practice run for cables.  My husband says he likes the hat better without the brim, but I think it's cute and different.  I may make the hat again minus the brim with some leftover yarn if I have any from my newest sweater. 

I can really see the white plastic up close and it kinda bothers me.  I am thinking I could maybe run some of the same yarn through there -- you know, just stitch along the increases.  Is that clear?  Would that work without looking horrible?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006 10:28:11 AM »

If you wouldn't mind opening up the brim and taking the mesh out, you could cover it in some fabric that matches the color of your hat and then stitch it back in.  Should help to disguise it.  I made one without the mesh because I was worried about that happening to mine but I think I'm going to re-do it with the mesh to add a little more structure.  Yours turned out nicely and I like the color you used, very cool.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006 02:45:35 PM »

I second that I can't see the mesh on the pic you have on your blog. I love the colour! Cables are fun, aren't they?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006 12:12:56 PM »

I love the color, too.  Very nice job!  I've seen the plastic mesh in different colors at my local craft stores, so maybe another option would be to pick up a sheet in green or clear and replace the white.  Of course, that would also involve opening up the brim again.  (I can't see it at all in the pictures either, though  Smiley )
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