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Friday, June 6, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Yep, it's Friday. We'll just leave it at that.
A while back, I saw this hat on Pinterest and immediately loved it.
                          Free pattern - newsboy hat
Even better, it's a free pattern!! The designer behind the pattern is Yuki who lives in the Netherlands. She has a number of patterns that she sells on Etsy. A couple of my favorites are;
This great jacket and....
          PDF sewing pattern. Women Short Duffle Jacket -Caramel- (size 34-42)
this super cute and feminine baseball jacket.
                  
I downloaded the Newsboy cap and here's my version.
I decided to have some fun with my fabric choice. After all, it is a Newsboy cap :) I found the fabric on Etsy here. 
Since I made the cap out of a quilting type cotton, I interfaced the entire cap. The brim needs to be a little stiffer, so I interfaced both sides of the brim and I interfaced one side with 2 layers of interfacing.
 The snap is not in the instructions, but I added the snap to help hold the brim and cap in place.
The cap is lined with another piece of cotton and I piped the brim and the back of the cap with a piece of striped fabric.
I really love my new hat!
The pattern comes in 2 sizes and I found the sizing to be very accurate, so be sure to measure your head prior to printing. I have a rather large head, so I printed out the larger size. The cap also fits my husband, so I plan to make a wool version for him. So you see, this pattern gives you the ability to even make a gift for your husband or son or whoever the guy might be ;) Yuki's instructions are very easy to follow and the graphics are great too.
You can find the free Newsboy Cap pattern here, http://wafflepatterns.tumblr.com/post/59417992932/free-sewing-pattern-newsboy-cap
Be sure to check out Yuki's Etsy shop! You can find it here,  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WafflePatterns



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28 comments:

  1. So cute! Love the very apropos fabric choice. And especially love the cyborg lady hiding under the brim :)

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  2. I LOVE your cap. The fabric is great too and really fun. Xx

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    1. Thanks! Isn't it great that we can have fun with our clothes :)

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  3. What a cute hat out of fantastic fabric print. Couldn't be better! I always enjoy Thrifty Thursday or whatever day it gets published--hey--life happens!!

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    1. Yes, life happens and it seems too much lately. Won't last forever....fingers crossed!!

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  4. My husband has just discovered he likes this style of hat! He will be thrilled if I make him one. Thanks---and you look just adorable in yours!

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    1. The hat goes together very quickly. You won't spend a lot of time, but I think you'll earn lots of points!!

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  5. Tres cute. Love that cheeky smile too. Enjoy your cap.

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  6. I love your hat! Especially the piping at the edges! Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Gail. I had the piping and it just seemed to be the perfect touch.

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  7. thank you for featuring my pattern! love the fun fabric choice and piping effect!!

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    1. My pleasure! I will be posting your jacket next week.

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  8. Your piping skills are impressive my dear and it makes me want to find something to pipe, but it will have to wait, as today I need to catch stitch seams and sew stars:)

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    1. Sounds like an intriguing project!!

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  9. Perfect timing! My son has been wearing my newsboys, so I was just thinking I should try making him one.

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    1. It's bad enough when you have to share your clothes with your daughter!!! So happy that you'll be able to get your hats back :)

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  10. I love the hat and your photo wearing it is quite endearing.

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  11. I love the little plaid jacket with the huge buttons. I have an intense desire for one with ears on the hood...

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    1. Hey ladybug :) You are too funny! I missed seeing you yesterday. Give me a call when you have some time.

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  12. Cute and really nice work with those plaids. The hat is darling on you.

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