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Newsboy caps

Added Feb 2, 2013

by EdmondRay

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Two wool caps I created. No pattern, drafted one of my own. First one is a basic newsboy cap from the 19th century through the early 20th century. It is made from a scraped army blanket. The second one is a modified newsboy cap, with a retro 70’s appeal, designed based on the hat worn by JJ in the 70s-80s TV show “Good Times.” It is made from grey wool and navy blue flannel. Both have vintage buttons sewn on top.

Material Notes

Wool, flannel and cotton linings.




Garment Type

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    Sep 15, 2013, 08.14 AMby Sugarlite

    Hello Edmond Ray. What can I use in the brim of a cap to make it a bit firm? Haven’t made one before so I’m not sure which products would be best. Thanks.

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      Feb 5, 2014, 02.14 AMby EdmondRay

      my brim is just a double layer of wool, turned and stitched. To make it a bit stiffer you could try a light weight plastic, like a piece of milk jug or something like it. Set it inside.

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    Aug 5, 2013, 02.56 PMby crinamex

    Thanks For Sharing, Cant Wait to try it !!

    Love It !!

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    Feb 2, 2013, 08.30 PMby bjr99

    Great hat! Could you post a tutorial on it?

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      Feb 3, 2013, 10.35 AMby EdmondRay

      Have to dig around and find the pattern. It is quite easy (or hard, depending on skill level) Will put up steps and instructions later.

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