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Flat cap prototype

Added Sep 27, 2010

by helluvaguy

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I know it’s way to big for me, but it’s much easier for my buddy to take picture of me wearing the cap than me taking pictures of him. Hope you don’t mind me posing here.

My buddy loves his flat cap and wanted a few more, but that specific one wasn’t to be found, neither as actual cap nor as pattern. So we did some ‘reverse engineering’ with that cap to get a pattern. We deconstructed the cap and this is our prototype, so to speak.

Maybe you’re interested in a pattern and a tutorial, if there’s a demand, I can publish it in due time.

The screen is permanently stitched to outer shell so it stays in one form, no matter which way you wear it – straight or backwards. We padded the wool blend with Volume Fleece H 640 to make the wool a bit more rigid and to add a bit of insulation for cold weather. The cap is lined with a light grey cotton fabric which we also used for the sweat band. For the screen we used Decovil I, which isn’t as stiff as we liked, but probably the most stiffness we could use to be sewn with a normal sewing machine.

I’ve blogged a bit about it here

Material Notes

grey wool blend with herringbone pattern, grey cotton poplin, Volume Fleece H 640, Decovil I, sewing thread




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Cotton, Blends, Other, Wool

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    Nov 18, 2015, 05.46 PMby slehn

    I have been looking for this exact pattern. Please contact me and I will purchase a copy of this pattern from you. Thanks.ms.lehn@gmail.com

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    May 29, 2012, 05.21 AMby HelenMoore

    This is so nice. I would love to make one for my husband. I would also love the pattern. Thank you so much for showing this to us!

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    Dec 26, 2010, 01.42 PMby lauralj64

    Have been dying to find this pattern, my husband is so wanting a cap like this. Please please please list you knowledge on the pattern soon! Thank you so kindly.

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    Oct 11, 2010, 06.59 AMby helluvaguy

    Thank you all for your comments. I waited a long time for the activity watch to come back online, so everyone of you would be notefied, but the ‘beta’ status of this site seems to prevent that. The pattern and a tutorial are the next in line to do, so be a little more patient and I will present it to you.

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    Oct 10, 2010, 03.31 PMby covergirl84

    OHHH LALA!! I’m loving this!!! Gimmie the recipe plz!! It will go nicely with a vest i’m making. Good job!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 05.30 AMby carolyn-s

    this cap is super adorable. Would love a pattern, if possible! thanks!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 05.33 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    i agree with misuseddreamer! i would love you to make a tutorial for this wonderful cap. i love it and i think it suits you oh so well!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 02.05 PMby misuseddreamer

    I would love the pattern and instructions if we could convince you to be oh so nice? My boyfriend wears a hat like this, and I’ve been toying with the idea of making him some more….just don’t know how to go about it. I’d much appreciate it, but either way.. love the cap, great job! :)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 01.56 PMby vanessavulcano

    I’m demanding! :-D very good job.. it’s beatiful thinking that from plane fabric you can create a dress or a cap. tha magic of sewing!!

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