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!!??
Wow! I think we all need one for the next meet up!?!!?!
YES! How are you going to get the Spoolettes’ logo on there?
Oooooo. We could get a badge for them!?!?
I have a friend with a fancy embroidery machine!! I’ll ask her if her machine could make some!! lol x
LOVE IT! And love your pictures even more!
Would this work for golf, do you think? Or is this just to be worn for general fabulousness?
The peak is a tiny bit small for golf but that would mean just a bit more sun screen. I might try making it bigger with the next one. It looked a bit much with the dress!
You need to make another one in Pringle diamond pattern for the golf course with matching culottes:)
I’m just on with making some blue plaid leggings in scuba knit for golf tomorrow! Would look a bobby dazzler if i made a hat to match those!
Not sure if i could carry off culottes. Need to try them on in the shops before I embark on any more dodgy makes!
You’ve GOT to make a hat to match your plaid leggings! Look forward to seeing that on Sunday Sevens:)
I’m playing with the lads from work tomorrow, it’s Captains Day and our first outing of the year – I’m the Captain and get enough stick from them without drawing attention to myself!! Will make one for when I play with the ladies though!
Love the hat and the playful pics. How fun!
It was funnny when we were taking them. in the last ones I kept trying to keep a straight face but just couldn’t! 😃
Was just talking with some friends tonight about organising trips and keeping people together, and one woman, who organised trips for a kids’ club said she made them all wear matching hats so she could pick them out in a crowd. Let’s have a Spoolettes cap 🙂
Hahaha, don’t think this cap would suit everyone though! Not sure if it suits me, but on the golf course people will only see it from a distance!
Might have to rethink the style for the Spoolettes! 😀
Lols… it certainly wouldn’t suit me, to be honest!
Thankyou! If i can’t offer words of wisdom I like to put a smile on my readers faces! Lol 😃
Cute, dear one, very cute on you! x
Thankyou Del! 🎩👑👒👑🎩👑👒👑🎩
Hilarious photos! Isn’t it funny how we feel we can act the fool/talk endless sewing here, when we wouldn’t with the ‘real’ people in our lives. It’s good we have this outlet!
I know, until we all meet up – will we be on our best behaviour then!
I don’t tell anyone from work about my blog, they think I’m mad as it is – don’t need them to see this!
Love this post, glad hear I’m not the only one who sews in a dressing gown!
I blog in mine too! I should have more really, considering it’s the most worn thing I have!
Fab! 🙂 Love your photos in this one, great fun!