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Proudly Designed and Handmade In Canada for Over 36 Years! Learn how to make our hats on YouTube 'Mad Cap Hats' Channel!
Channeling our fabulous carefree 1970's vibe with the best of the Greek Fisherman and News Boy style caps that are always so popular, welcome to your new favorite cap hat! And the best part is that you can make this tried and true and tested on 100s of heads, yourself!! Over and over again, in lots of different fabrics and trims! This is a great style for every weather season. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. I have made it in cotton, cotton/linen, heavy knits and polar fleece.
In the matching YouTube videos I will show you how to make it using simple washed denim in two shade, regular washed blue and black. I use a small piece of lingerie elastic to add a bit of flare to the part of the outside band that runs the span of the visor. Pictures in the pattern booklet that accompanies the pattern pieces file, shows pictures from sewing the red cord cap as well. A second video covers the summer weight fabrics. The files include a full instruction booklet that is 19 pages long and a second instruction booklet that is the last 11-19 pages which covers the summer video. Download as you see fit and save to your device or download and print.
We recommend you watch the videos before starting the project.
The first YouTube video about how to make this cap can be watched here.
A second video, describing how to make this pattern with summer or lightweight fabrics is available here.
The pattern offers the complete pieces, including the lining piece, in three common adult head sizes marked as Small, 21.5 inches or 55 cm; Medium, 22.5 inches or 57.5 cm; and Large. 23.5 inches or 60 cm in head circumference.
The cap can be made in just about any fabric that is of medium weight including polar fleece for winter, denim for spring and fall and linen or linen blends for summer.
For the pretty floral natural based version in the listing photo, I backed each piece of the quilting weight cotton I used with a medium weight, one side fusible stabilizer before sewing. A supplement will be added to the instruction booklet midday on March 29, 2023 detailing the process. Anyone who has purchased the pattern already will receive a link to the updated supplement automatically and new purchases will include the expanded 19 page instruction booklet.
Lining can be an option. Budget for about a third of a yard or meter for the cap body. You will have extra. Depending on head size you need 6.5 to 7.5 inches o 165 mm to 190 mm elastic in a 1 inch or 25 mm width. You can use narrower elastic, in fact 3/4 inch or 19 mm wide is best for size small. You will need stabilizer in heavy sew in or fusible (depending on fabric choice) as well.
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Any additions to this pattern or corrections will automatically be sent after you make your purchase. This pattern is currently being updated to include a shaded border to each pattern piece to enable a wider seam allowance or for in between head sizes. The update will automatically be sent to you once it is finished if you buy the pattern before the update.
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