Sunday, April 15, 2012

Drivers Ivy Scally Flat (Revisited)

Dear Crochet Community,

I finally did it.
I finally created a properly shaped flat cap. No crazy, extranneous pieces, no unneccessary steps. Just a nice looking cap of four simple pieces, joined with neat single crochet seaming.

This hat has been years in coming. Those of us looking for such a pattern rejoiced when we found the Lidsville. It had arrived! For many, content, even success, came with lidsville, that Sherlock Holmesy creation. For some, however, (*cough*me*cough) it proved to be a little fussy. (I could never get mine to turn out well at all.)

And so I kept trying. Beginning almost three years ago with a hat-that-never-quite-fit, the desire to successfully produce this hat has stayed with me. Three half-baked attempts (and many hours of despair) later, I think I have it. Behold!

So yeah. I might be a little proud. I haven't seen another like it yet, so let me just soak this in. :)
Love, Caitlin.

10 comments:

  1. did you use the lidsville pattern then? i just looked over that one today and i don't like the 'make 4 sections' at the back, it looks bulky. I want to make my son a hat exactly like yours!!

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  2. Is this pattern for sale somewhere?

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  3. Hi, this cap looks so cool !! where can we find the pattern for this hat ?

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  4. Hi, this really is the nicest drivers cap pattern I've seen for crochet. I see people have asked for a pattern with no reply... I'm hoping to have better luck :) Are you willing to share your crochet pattern? I would really love to make one for myself! Thanks for your time.

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    1. Hey! Thanks so much to all of you, and I'm really sorry I've been such a disappointing hobbyist and blogger! My chicken-scratched pattern, while I was able to make a nice hat from it, still needs so much tweaking. I was unhappy with the brim and the headband inside this one, and then when I tried to recreate others, they kept coming out inconsistently sized and shaped, so I got frustrated on developing the pattern, as it was getting quite time consuming. So, basically, there's not really a pattern yet. I am so sorry. :(

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  5. Hi Caitlin,
    Just wondering if there is any progress on a pattern for this hat? I'm pretty keen to make one.

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  6. Hi Caitlin,
    I'm also wondering if you've gotten around to writing out the pattern for your bomb cap? I would love love to make one using your pattern!

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  7. Everyone is SO excited about this hat pattern, can you PLEASE finish the pattern for us! NO ONE has a hat that looks as PERFECT as yours! They're all DUMB looking, pretty much! Yours is fabulous! PLEASE, PLEASE get that pattern finished! We'll PAY for it!

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  8. It has been a few years now. So I am wondering if you have made the pattern for this hat. If so, hgow much is it?

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    1. Hey, I'm so sorry. I never did get around to writing this pattern down. I tried to replicate it and it turned out wonky. But there have been so many comments asking for it, I hope to revisit it this year and get the pattern out for sale. I will updated all of you who commented when I do.

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