when I browse through the baby blogshops [which I do oh-so often..hehe] I find it hard to find caps/hats for my baby boy...girls hat..yes..a thousand and one different patterns and colours, but when it comes to boys selection..adoi....its like close to impossible... [exaggerate much! lol!]
one day, i went into a baby store and found this..
yeay!! a cap for my baby..its soft and very2 comfortable coz the material is the tshirt-like material..so its soft for baby's head..so anyways..hubs complained that its too baby-ish.. i mean with the hippo on the cap...i was like..erk..?? its a baby cap..what do u expect syg..??
anyways...i was looking at the cap and thought "i cant make this...it looks easy enough to copy..."
so I instantly went home and start digging for old tshirts that I dont wear anymore...did a little bit of sketching and drawing...and cutting and sewing...and i finally made this...
a combination of green and black..very the hip-hop dont u think?? hehe.. i used two of my very2 the small-never worn for 3 year- bodyglove tshirt....nice or not? hehehe
then i thought..hmm...why not share the love? so here it goes...the tutorial...i hope its clear enough to understand...
you can download the BABY SOFT CAP TEMPLETE here.
1. cut 12 pieces of the curvy-triangle, you can mix the colours accordingly..the basic is 6 pieces for the outlayer and 6 pieces for the inner-layer. [i used 3 green, 3 black for the outerlayer and 6 white for the inner- all fabrics i cut out from my unused tshirts]
cut 2 pieces of the front cap [i forgot to take pictures, i'll put it in the pattern later]
cut a piece of hard interfacing, iron on the top side of the front cap, and sew both right side together...
turn the front cap inside out, and top stitch the top cap.. you'll get something like this..
sew the curvy-triangles right side facing together....sew all six of the outerlayer..and you'll get something like this...
topstitch the outerlayer..and get something like this..
remember to put in the front cap..in between the layers..this part is a bit tricky, so do it carefully...you can pin it first to make sure the position of the front cap is correct.. [sorry..forgot to take picture]
turn the cap inside out and sew in 2 1/2 inch of elastic band at the back of the cap..use the 2 back triangle of the cap...this one you have to use your imagination, coz it took me 1/2 n hour to make it right...i dont know how to really explain...just trial and error.. [not a very good tutorial huh??] lol!
lastly, sew the opening in the inner...you can do it however you like...me, i'm the lazy type..just use machine...see..even the thread i'm lazy to change colour! ;p
and then you have it! your own baby cap!! ;) soft and comfortable for your lil munchkin!