View Full Version : "Newsboy cap"/Bad hair day

09-11-2006, 01:25 PM
Has anybody knitted a "newsboy" style hat (the style like http://www.tashascloset.biz/catalog/images/hat3.jpg)? Are they difficult? It doesn't have to have a fancy stitching to it. I'm having a problem finding anything on line for a knitted one...lots of crocheted patterns, though. I heard Stitch and Bitch Nation has a pattern in it, but was wondering how difficult it is. I think it might be a cute alternative to a "bad hair day".

Any other ideas for hats out there for bad hair days?

09-11-2006, 02:03 PM
I saw SnB Nation has a pattern...but...it's...CABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yikes!!!! I've never done cables before! :whoosh:

09-11-2006, 10:57 PM
Stitch Diva Studios has a pattern for one of these...has anybody knitted it?



09-11-2006, 11:03 PM
Cables are really not that hard, and they're a lot of fun to see develop! Go for the cables! You'll be SO proud of yourself afterwards and you'll start LOOKING for complicated cable patterns! (well, I did anyways, I knit fetching and then I decided to make a scarf out of saxon braid a la samus).

09-12-2006, 11:19 AM

Let me tell ya.. I'm still a newbie (pretty much( and I thought the same way you did about cbles.. I WAS NEVER going to do them..

Then I tried them.. they are a breeze.. I would suggest just doing a swatch with the cable pattern in it so you cna get used to it.. but they are really a snap.. :D

And this from the person that's still deathly afraid of DPN's.. :oops:

However now that I see this.. I might have to make it for the daughter.. I like doing caps and hats.. I've been working on a scarf since febuary tho.. :)

09-12-2006, 11:23 AM
DAVE!!!!! :waving:

09-12-2006, 11:25 AM
That's right I do live.. :) sorry been setting up servers, programming and doing theater for so long..

Don't want to hijack the thread.. so let me ask.. would u use a chunky for this?

I DO need to get SNB Nation one of these days!! :)

09-13-2006, 01:54 AM
I would suggest just doing a swatch with the cable pattern in it so you cna get used to it

That's a great idea! Maybe I won't feel so scared.

would u use a chunky for this?

For the hat on Stitch Diva, one of the yarns recommended was Lion Brand's Landscapes, which is a super bulky yarn (11 stitches on size 13 needles = 4"). For the hat at SnB Nation hat, the yarn is a worsted (16 stitches on size 9 needles = 4"). I was a bit disappointed with the SnB hat (I just got it out of the library) because to me, it appears to be more of a baseball cap style, http://photos1.blogger.com/img/145/2475/640/capzoom.jpg but maybe that's just how the picture looks? I kind of like the Stitch Diva hat better http://www.dreamweaveryarns.com/catalog/images/pageboylandscapes.jpg, but I can't go to the library to get that pattern! :rofl:

Thanks for your vote of confidence on cables, too. You know, I don't know why I stress so much about trying new stuff. All I have to do is take some yarn in my stash that I'm not using and just start practicing things like new increases, decreases, cables, etc. (just like you suggested). Maybe I don't have to jump into "new territory" while starting a project, but I can practice the new techniques on something I don't care about, so that if I mess up, it's no big deal. I just learned how to do an i-cord recently so I was very proud of myself :happydance: , and so maybe I'm making some of this stuff out to be harder than it really can be.

09-13-2006, 08:02 AM
cables are definately quite easy - its just a little bit fiddly. Once you start on them, you get used to it fast so its not so fiddly by the end. A good way to start is maybe make a dishcloth as a 'swatch' to practice.

My very first ever sweater (20 years ago) was cabled and it wasn't so hard =D The only way to learn to do this stuff is just go for it =D I keep looking at delicious things with colour changes and fair isle and thinking how wonderful they look but I'm scared to try!

Go for it - I'm overcoming my sock phobia at the moment thanks to Cat Bordhi's book =D