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Friday, January 30, 2009

Big City Girl Cap

one time when i was a kid, i don't know how old but still young enough that i required having my hand held when crossing the street, i was on the bus with my mom. it was a city bus. it required me to lift my stumpy legs up high to even get up the steps. as part of my reward for being such a trooper, my mom let me hold her newsboy cap. get this. it was magenta and made of leather (or maybe pleather). it was the height of early '80s fashion. and now brad pitt has decided to bring that look back. anyway, i didn't like to wear it because it was too big for my head but i wanted to hold it. lord knows why, it's not like it's a hand accessory! my mom kept reminding me to not let it go. naturally, that's exactly what i did. when we arrived to our stop and we were walking to our destination, my mom realized that the bright ass pink hat was not in my hand or on my head. i kid you not, it was literally a blank canvas in my head as to where the hat even was. i think i even denied ever having been in possession of it. i could not recall for the life of me where i put the hat. obviously it was left on the bus and there was no way of ever getting it back, the energy exerted to find it would not have been worth the effort. and my mom knew that. bless her heart, she was so disappointed. thankfully, i didn't get in trouble for being so careless.

up until recently i never was a big fan of hats. not only because it flattens my hair but because i'd lose the damn thing. not even during the blossom craze did i long to own a hat. i may have worn a baseball cap in college to mask my unwashed hair during exam week. then about a year ago i learned how to crochet in the round and i busted out a few beanies and baby sun hats. they were so easy to make that i could misplace one and just make another! even better: fun frogger hats! a few weeks ago my cousin kim sported the cutest city cap from anthropologie. it was adorable and made of yarn! i decided i wanted one, especially for my trip to NYC.

big city girl cap

scouring ravelry for the cap pattern was hard. it took awhile i finally found one that i liked. Celeste Young of Celestial Creations designed the cutest cap. her City Girl Cap pattern was pretty easy to follow. i made a few modifications. my brim isn't as long as hers, i wanted it closer to the anthropologie style and i added a few lines to the body to ensure that my ears were covered. it's still kinda big on me so my next one will either be made with a smaller hook or i'll take out a ring or two. i might add a few buttoms or an extra crocheted band for contrast, or maybe some flowers. the possibilities are endless!

city girl hat

today's song: 'Til Tuesday, Voice Carry


10 comments:

  1. You just whipped that up, eh? Not bad. Liked the story, too. I lost purses when I was little. My parents learned quickly not to trust me with them.

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  3. thank kima kim!

    trish, it took me about a week to complete. i made it mostly during my lunch break and completed the final round on the train to nyc.

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  4. Hi AA,
    Cool cap, I am a big fan of fresh hats although I only look good in a few, can I borrow this one? =O)

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  5. houstonwok -
    i'm thinking you won't really need a cap like this in TX :)

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  6. That's one bad-ass hat :)
    Very cool photo!

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  7. Your story that how you catch the bus sounds good.And even i also like big big caps as I'm mad about it. They also cover your face from sun rays too

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  8. That's one bad-ass hat :)
    Very cool photo!

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  9. Your story that how you catch the bus sounds good.And even i also like big big caps as I'm mad about it. They also cover your face from sun rays too

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