Saturday, January 17, 2009

Swirls Cap


This is the Newsboy cap I mentioned in my last post, finally finished and modeled here by my gs, X. It is a free pattern that I made for my dd, but she isn't here to model it, so X was kind enough to humor his Grandmother. My hat doesn't seem to sit on the head like others of the same pattern that I have seen on Ravelry, so I don't know if I did something wrong, or what. I used a smaller hook than called for (G), but otherwise made the pattern exactly as written. To me this looks more like a Train Engineer's cap (at least on him)! :) I am hoping when dd receives it, it will look more like it is supposed to when she tries it on. (Hopefully, she will send me a photo). I think I just had it set on his head wrong. I also feel like the brim is too wide from side to side. I think if I make another, I will try a smaller brim. Overall, I liked the pattern, and if I had time to sit down very long to work on anything, think it could be made in a day. I used one skein of Red Heart "Lipstick" yarn from my stash. I want to go ahead and make the band that goes across the front also, I think that might help it look more like a newsboy cap, too.

4 comments:

Cristina said...

I think it looks lovely.

Ghost said...

I LOVE it!!!Going now to find the pattern if I can.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

It looks very nice... I think maybe if it was just kinda "squished" down on his head, it would look more like the "newsboy" cap that you wanted :) And, I love that colorway of RH. It's so purdy!

Jana said...

Hi,
It's weird, I was looking EVERYWHERE for the link to post a comment and couldn't see it! I finally notice a "ghost" of the words! Don't know why. Anyway. I like the cap! I especially like the swirls on the top. To me, the front looks like an old fashioned bonnet! Did you see the newsboy cap I made for Lelo that my friend is modeling on Flickr? It's gray. I found the brim on that one to be a bit difficult. I will have to check out the available patterns on Ravelry. But not for a LONG while! I have enough on my plate already! Pretty colors!