To tell you the truth, I was a little surprised that she had come home with a hand made hat. She had never really showed an interested in things that I've knitted to be worn. Well, it has 2 brown buttons on either side of it, but one of them was working it's way off already. DD asked if I could fix it? Could I sew the button back on? Oh....and also, could I make it smaller or make one like it? One problem.....I don't crochet.
So, off I went looking for a similar knitted hat. There are tons of hat/cap patterns all over the internet, esp.; at Raverly's site.
This is what I found....
It's called The Capitan by the Soapy Knitter. I have to sew on the button strap as soon as I get some buttons.
The particulars: Red Heart yarn from my stash, about 1/3 of a skein. Size 10 Cirs & knit in the round and used magic loop method for the decreases for the crown.
I chose this pattern, instead of some of the other patterns for this type of cap, because I like the way the brim is designed on this. There is not a bunch of steps in it's construction and very little sewing. It's completely washable.
No one was around to model the hats, so I did the best that I could.
My DD is very pleased and so am I.
Here's a crochet version if you're interested. On Raverly, Semi Newsboy Cap