They can be called Flat Caps, Newsboy Caps, Gatsby Caps, Driving Caps, Golf Caps and it goes on. These caps are fun and rewarding to make your own and such great gifts. It all started when I made my son one for his birthday. He liked it so much that I straight away got a request for a few more please mum. My only problem was I couldn’t find a pattern for kids or adults in the major pattern books so I resorted to my local library. I found the perfect pattern in a book called “Hat Shop” compiled by Susanne Woods and yes I have since discovered that there are quite a few patterns on Pinterest as well.
The cap and brim is interfaced with a good quality fusible interfacing, brim also has fusible buckrum on it to give it that stiffness and then the cap is lined. I have tried acetate lining, poplin and voile – all work and this would be personal choice.
Check out this customer’s hubby modeling for us the plaid and moi wearing the herringbone.
At the bottom of the first pic you may notice that there is quite a smaller one. This one is made from McCalls 6732 for Infants and Toddlers in a herringbone fabric – all interfaced and lined the same as the adults.