Antoinette from joins the Celebrate the Boy fun with a free pattern and tutorial for making a newsboy style cap sized just for boys.  Go to the free pattern and tutorial.

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[tags]sewing, tutorial, newsboy, cap, hat, boy[/tags]

By Anne Weaver


7 Comments so far

  1. Julia on September 25, 2011 3:23 am

    This is a beautiful cap…do you have any suggestions for how to enlarge the pattern to make an adult version for my grown son???

    I would be greatful

  2. anneweaver on September 25, 2011 6:58 pm

    Julia, The main part of the hat is made up of 8 petal shaped pieces that you sew together. If you took the circumference of your son’s head and divided it by 8, you’d have the bottom width of the petal shaped piece. It shouldn’t be too hard to redraw the petal shaped piece in the adult size using the child size as a guide. Because it’s divided among 8 pieces, there probably won’t be a huge difference in size between the child size piece and the adult size piece. Then, you’d need to adjust the brim piece the same way. I’d make it out of a muslin first so you could make any adjustments in the pattern before making it out of the good fabric. –Anne

  3. Denise Samuel on January 28, 2012 11:30 am

    Great! I lost my 60′s pattern and have not been able to find another one. Can’t wait to try

  4. Sam on June 21, 2012 12:20 pm

    I think I’ll make this with duct tape!

  5. rissa on July 25, 2013 10:27 pm

    i love this :).. what would be the best fabric for it??.. newbie to sewing :D

  6. Anne Weaver on July 29, 2013 2:58 pm

    I’d use a lightweight suiting, maybe some with a little bit of stretch just in case the cap fits a little snug. –Anne

  7. Shirley on February 2, 2014 1:21 pm

    I this this would work up beautifully using quilting techniques and bright fabric!

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