Well, I finally stopped talking about it and got around to making a hat for the blokes (which also looks fab on girls).You can get it HERE.
The pattern is a multi-size number, which fits sizes - Small - 56cm (22’’), Medium - 58cm (23’’), Large - 60cm (23’’) and Extra-Large - 62cm (24’’).
NOTE: I'd recommend printing out the instructions 2-up or booklet form, and check your printer settings before printing out the pattern, to make sure that it's printing ACTUAL SIZE, not fit-to-page.
The cap can be made in any medium-weight fabric, through to thicker wools and (my favourite) cotton moleskin.
During the development process, the design went through lots of minor tweakings, thanks to my advisory committee of blokes (Chris in the office's sons and hubby, my mate Dale and his workmates, and my cover-boy Chris, who somehow got bundled into the whole thing and ended up on the cover without any sort of plan... ahem.. or payment ...apart from a hat).
Some of the sample hats have been claimed by members of said advisory committee, and can be seen on the streets of Melbourne as we speak. I've heard that compliments have been made and girls have borrowed them. And the blokes like them, which is what I was aiming for.
While we're on the subject of new patterns, this month's Australian Homespun Magazine has the final in the "A Trip to Remember" project of the month. It's a bag designed by Amy Butler, with instructions developed by yours truly.
So... lots of holiday sewing for you! Back to book-writing for me.....