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« on: March 09, 2008 11:07:42 PM »

So this weekend I'm shaving my head for charity and considering it's winter coming up and I've never had REALLY short hair before, I thought I'd make a hat. This one is the Newsboy Cap pattern from Wild Ginger (the freebie accessories software).

If you're planning to use the software, I highly recommend making a prototype first. I ended up chopping 2 thirds off the brim (and it's still huge) and also the pattern bits and the instructions don't match on the numbers (eg, the pattern says "cut 6" the instructions say "cut 8" and I actually needed 7).
However! I am pretty happy with my hat which is made from a skirt I bought on sale (XL? Pfft. Shoulda tried it on, but the fabric was so nice) and also an old sarong that was worn out.

(This is why I call it the Hidden Sunset Hat)

MASSIVE brim there dahlinks! Remember, I cut two thirds off that puppy!

And playing with potential feature button or brooch locations in order to not walk into stuff.

Generally speaking, my sewing ability is more "optimistic" than "Skilled" Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 11:33:34 PM »

It looks great!  I love hats -- I've never made one, mind you, but I must try this pattern.  Thanks for the tips!


I'm organizing, focusing and purging my craft projects and supplies in 2010.  Please PM me if you live in Chicagoland or SE Wisconsin and would like to swap, trade or barter supplies!  (I'd even trade some for delicious treats or good craft karma.)  Happy to send a list &/or photos as I compile it.
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