Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Made a Cycling Cap

Cute, huh?
With the smokin' hot weather here, I decided it was time to make a nice breezy cycling cap for myself.  I used this great tutorial from Curiously Crafty with just a couple of modifications.  The instructions were really easy to follow, but of course, I had to go changing things.  I only made it single layer for coolness instead of lined, so I had to make sure my seams were at least a little bit finished.  (I really could use a serger.)  I made the back panels from some nylon mesh that I salvaged from an old shoe bag I found at the back of our closet.  And, I added elastic to the back so it would fit my head better for riding.  It would have been OK without the elastic if I were just going to wear it casually, but for riding I wanted it a bit more snug.  The bill was cut on the bias just for fun really and the bottom side of the bill is black to keep glare down.

5 comments:

casserole said...

Very nice!!

Punkinhead said...

so cute!

Purple Teacup said...

Hey there- you are quite creative! I love the cap, even though I don't know how to ride a bike. I would definitely wear that!

Denise Felton said...

LOVE it! And cute model, too. :)

earmark said...

i love it! it is perfect! great blog and birthday wishes to your husband!!