Last week I read about Sth’s Grandma’s Cycling Cap:
How cute is this! I really needed one, like needed one and bought the pattern straight away and printed it off before the money came out of my paypal account! And it sat there for a week. Then it took me all of 60 seconds cutting out the pieces and before I knew it I was a hat maker!
I woke up early and I’d made most of it my 8:30 am – I was so pleased H was awake and I could get a move on and make a bit of noise before before I got dressed. I seem at my most productive when I’m in my dressing gown.
I needed to find some firm plastic to stiffen the peak and chopped off part of a plastic folder. There was enough for 2, so I chopped the extra one ready for hat no 2 (should it occur!).
The hat came together in no time. The instructions were really easy to follow. I could’ve done with using my overlocker to neaten the inside, but as this was my first go i used the overlock stitch and foot on my new Janome.
It’s number 13 on the picture below:
It was a bit tricky when I came securing the plastic in the peak. Probably as it’s small and a bit taffy. I basted along the raw edge to stop the plastic falling out. All was good until I edge stitched the peak which then caused the fabric to go squewiff so I unpicked the basting stitches and restitched. The peak was secure without though as I stitched through the plastic. (with a normal needle!).
It was soon finished and I gave TBM (trainee blog manager) a fashion show. He’d already had a sneak preview before the peak was sewn on. I went into his bedroom wearing it and told him I’d made a denim swimming cap. Unfortunately he believed me. I’m only adding the next pictures as not many people I know in real life read my blog so I’ll still be able to go to the local shops without being a laughing stock!
I’m not sure when I’ll wear it in . My friends called today for lunch, we had a giggle and Jean took some photos:
Three different looks! How lucky am I!
How would you wear yours!!??