(This is a post about newsboy caps--hence the title.)
(Get it? Extra! Extra! about newsboy caps? Hilarious, right?)
(Okay, okay, let's just get on to the post.)
It's been a little while since I've posted over here, huh? Yeah. I have a few explanations for that, but the primary one is that I just finished hosting the third annual Midwinter Musical Madness competition over at my other blog. It's always a great time, and is a big help in getting me through those February and Early-March blues that I tend to get when spring doesn't come around quite as quickly as I want it to.
But, as long as I'm typing here and now, I thought I'd do a Work-in-Progress Wednesday post, my first ever.
Right now, when it comes to crocheting, I'm working on newsboy caps. I got word that my friend Lee had actually had one of her caps disappear (she lives in a residential care facility), and that she could use another one. So, I made her up another one, and I figured as long as I had the pattern in my fingers, I might as well make up a few more, while I was at it. I got out some cotton yarn that I had reclaimed from some sweaters last year, and went to it. I've been toying with some different ideas for adding elastic around the brim to make them a little more versatile, and I'm still looking for a solution that hits the right balance between aesthetics, practicality, and time/expense. Overall though, I'm quite pleased with how they're turning out.
As luck would have it, while I was in the process of making up these brown hats, I received a custom order for a red one in a larger size. So, I made one of those up as well. I haven't decided whether or not I will make more like this to sell in the shop. Right now I'm leaning toward "yes", but only time will tell.
I'm linking to: Tamis Amis and other Crochet, and Everyday Crochet