Thursday, May 19, 2011

Little Cap

110205_0001-1a webI sewed my first hat back in February for a family baby shower. I used a pattern by Leila & Ben. The directions were really clear, and there were pictures for each step. Since there are no little boys in my house (yet) and the hat was too small for my girls, I had to get creative with the model. Our rocking horse was so cooperative!

110205_0006-1a webHere’s the back. This was probably my first time sewing with elastic, too.

110205_0007-1a webThe top.

I used the instructions from the Little Cap Sew Along on The Train to Crazy, but I couldn’t seem to make the top of my hat look like hers. Oh well. I think it’s cute enough.

110205_0008-1a webI love the soft flannel I used on the inside.

110205_0009-1a webAnd here’s a closer view of the argyle patch.

The pattern says to use a sturdy fabric such as canvas for the argyle. I used canvas, but the threads are so thick that when it frayed, it looked like the whole thing was going to come apart. By the time I was finished, it had already frayed past where I had sewn it on with the sewing machine. I dabbed a little fabric glue around the edges. It won’t have as much of a cute frayed look to it, but at least it won’t unravel completely in the wash.

I’ve made a few more of these, so I’ll have to post pictures soon.

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*Personal note: given to Autumn/Eman


  1. That is adorable! I love the argyle patch.

  2. Jocelyn, I love love love it!!!

  3. Hi Jocelyn! I love that you found me! :)

    This hat is super adorable, I want to make one too!

    Hehe, talk you ya later!

  4. i love the hat!! so cute! :)

  5. I love it! The top is really tricky but it looks just fine as the pattern is written as well. Can't wait to see the others!

    Andrea @

  6. That is so cute ... I love the argyle patch. That would make such a great shower gift.

  7. SUCH a cute hat! I would have loved to have something like this when my boys were little.


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