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#1 of 9 Old 01-14-2007, 09:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I'm sure this is really easy, but if I was using fleece or something, not knitting, how would I cut out a plain cap? I envisioned just sewing one seam from the top to the bottom, but I can't quite picture how to cut it out. I guess If I used 2 pieces it would be 2 half circles, so what would it be for 1 piece?
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I use a non pattern for knitting that would most likely work with fleece etc...just cut a rectangle. as long as the head is round and about 10-11 inches.

Sew into a circle (back seam) sew the top. It will be pointy at the corners. I just add fringe to the corners. It's really cute.

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That'd be great!
So I just cut the rectangle as long as baby's head circumfrence is right?
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That'd be great!
So I just cut the rectangle as long as baby's head circumfrence is right?
Yeah, that's it. Just leave yourself some slack for the seam allowance. Here is a pic of one that I made for myself. (knitted, but it should give you the idea)

http://fyrestormcreations.tripod.com/ebay/hat.jpg

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Gotcha.
After you sewed the back seam, could you trim the corners of the top area so they're rounded and then sew the top seam? Would that create a round affect vs the pointed tops? Don't get me wrong, they are REALLY cute, I just wanted to try a round cap.
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Gotcha.
After you sewed the back seam, could you trim the corners of the top area so they're rounded and then sew the top seam? Would that create a round affect vs the pointed tops? Don't get me wrong, they are REALLY cute, I just wanted to try a round cap.
Sure, I don't see why not. If you snip them and sew then on an angle or curve it should work.

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theres a pettern here for a sewn one
http://babypatterns.atspace.com/overview.html
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How do those patterns work? What are the measurements?
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The babyspace patterns are great. Lots of basic things with patterns you just print off. Each square is I belive 1inch? Maybe 2inches, but I know it says on their website.
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jh...id=channel1403
This website has some cute ideas, but also at the bottom has general measurments for different ages from infant to adult. It was helpful for me!
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