Monday, March 22, 2010

Made: Dapper Cap for My Baby Boy

Remember this?  It was one of the awesome patterns I won from that Magpie Patterns giveaway back in January.

As I vaguely mentioned in my last post, I'm in the middle of a 100 Day Craft Burn.

It is exactly what it sounds like.  I'm doing my best to make as much as I can for 100 days while only using the materials I have at my immediate disposal.

It has been really difficult to refrain from running out for more fabric, supplies, patterns . . . you have no idea how much I've been resisting.

But it's been so good for me.  The truth is, I have LOTS of amazing patterns I have not yet given a try and a small chest of fabric that is waiting to be used.  Not to mention the MOUNTAIN of t-shirts and castoff clothes I have been amassing since I realized how much I enjoy making something new from something old.  I'm going to have to do some weeding with the mountain soon though as it's taking over my living room.

Also because I'm going to have to move soon-ish and I'm not sure I really want to move all of it when I'm not even sure if I will use it all.  Have I told you lately how much I hate moving?  No, loathe.  Definitely more like LOATHE.

With that being said, I went into the ole  pattern stash and rediscovered the aforementioned little goodie: the Little Cap pattern from Leila and Ben.  My little Kee-ku has been a bit left out in the creative mama-made department lately, so it was time to do something up for him.  Nothing suitable in the stash fabric drawers for such a project, so I cut off an arm of one of Mr. Skooks cast-off sport jackets, snipped a piece off a pocket of one of his ill-fitting button-down shirts, and came up with this:
The old made new again.  It feels good.  This also marks the completion of my first ever HAT, and my first ever project that is FULLY LINED.  I have never done that before and it makes me feel like semi-professional looking sewing projects are not out of my league.  What was super sweet and easy about it too was that I was able to use the lining from the sport coat to line the inside of the hat which made it super silky soft next to Kee-ku's bald little head.

Can you believe he didn't try to rip it off his head all day?  I'm in love!

More hat-wearing for little boys . . . pass it on.

I'm linking up to some awesome linky parties this week. Check them out here and share the linky love!


arwenalasse March 22, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

I love it! I´m tempted to ask for the pattern and make it, but I don´t have time to finish anything right now. It looks amazing though¬™

Kaysi March 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

That is super cute! Too bad my little guy wouldn't keep it on or I would totally make one for him!

Julie March 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

So cute. Great job. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Just One Week March 22, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

So cute! And I'm a bit obsessed with grey this year!

Stopping by from SITS!

Shell March 22, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

That hat is adorable! I wish my boys would wear hats. You know, instead of throwing them.

Stopping in to welcome you to SITS!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity March 23, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

What a fantastic hat. I love hats but my son has a huge head & we have such a hard time finding one that fits. I must get a sewing machine & whip one up! I've got a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays. I hope you'll stop by & share:

LuckyStarErin March 23, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

This is a darling cap! I feel the same way about having so many supplies and patterns..I just need to use what I have! Thanks for sharing with us!:)

Misty @Creative Itch March 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

Adorable hat!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity March 25, 2010 at 6:00 AM  

Thanks for linking up. I hope you'll join me next week for another Tot Tuesday!

Andrea @ March 25, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

I LOVE that little cap!! Love the fabric too. Stop by and link up for my weekly party Make It Wear It @!

Kristi Flanagan March 25, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

Awe, it makes me wish my boy was little again! I'd like to invite you to come plant your "creative seeds" at my new blog party on Fridays! "Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions"

Punkin Seed Productions

Jingle March 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

OH, my LOU! That is so adorable!!! Love it!

Melissa March 25, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

It looks fabulous!! I really need to try a one-hundred day burn - maybe I should start with increments, successfully do a seven day burn and work my way up!!

seven thirty three March 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM  

So adorable (both the hat and the model)!

Thanks for linking up today!


Skooks March 26, 2010 at 1:32 AM  

Thanks everyone!

Melissa, the 100 day burn is tough, but it's great! It really forces you to be creative with what you have and helps you rediscover the stash of projects and materials that you've been sitting on.

Not to mention it's very economical. ;)

Lori March 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

I love it...

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans March 26, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

That hat is too cute! and I love the idea of a craft burn... I may have to do that myself!

Carla March 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

Good for you! I'm trying to do the same with using items in hand. But it's proving to be challenging. He looks so handsome in his new hat. And those cheeks!! Gosh just adorable!!

Kristi Flanagan March 27, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

I'm so loving these hats - but my 13 year old might thing he's too old for them!!! =0) Thanks so much for planting your creative seed at Punkin Seed Productions! Make sure to come back next Friday and plant another seed!

Punkin Seed Porductions

ktquilts March 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

Just love cute boy stuff, not to mention those cute boys!!


Vicki @ DottyJane March 27, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

Little boys in caps are so cute! Very nice finish:)

pinksuedeshoe March 27, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Love that pattern! And what a good idea to reuse an old jacket, the fabric looks great.

Karen March 28, 2010 at 1:24 AM  

One mega cute hat and bubba. Thanks for sharing.

Gay Vaughan March 28, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

Cute hat...adorable model! Super job! Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to my party. I love seeing what you are up to. I hope you will join again!

Andy Porter March 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

That has got to be the CUTEST hat I've ever seen for a little boy!! I'm totally in love with it! Congrats on winning the pattern!!

Thanks so much for linking!

Poppies at Play

Rene' March 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

This is a great hat. Love it. When my boys were little, they always wore hats. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft April 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

This is darling! I love that pattern. It looks so cute on the little guy too! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party!

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