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Hitashi
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  4:30:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Hitashi's Homepage Send Hitashi a Private Message
Hi KR Forum friends!

I was hoping you could help tell me what to call this style of hat?

Here is a photo I found (Kangol website its called the 504 hat):

http://s7is.sysiq.com:8080/is/image/Hats/400258BC04FLN?$PIP$

I've heard it called both a 'flat cap' and also a 'driving' cap?

Haven't much luck finding a pattern for it either...let me know if there is one out there....somewhere...somehow

Thanks Everyone!

-H

RoseByAny
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  4:42:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
I'd call it a driving cap, and so would Ann Norling.
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Sharyn
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  7:59:52 PM  Show Profile Send Sharyn a Private Message
I've seen it called a Jeff Cap, and a quick search in google found it also called a Newsboy Cap or Gatsby Cap.
Sharyn
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susiknits
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  8:34:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit susiknits's Homepage  Send susiknits a Yahoo! Message Send susiknits a Private Message
I love that cap. DH wears it well. For us, it's a driving cap. A newsboy cap is more slouchy:

http://shop.newyorkjets.com/reebok-womens-suedette-newsboy-p-2190.html

Enjoy --

-- susi

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WendyB
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  9:39:55 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
I like that type of cap. I would call it a golf cap or flat cap.
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probablyjane
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  11:27:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
In the UK we would call it a flat cap

Jane

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fmarrs
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Posted - 08/19/2006 :  07:36:09 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
The difference between a flat cap and a newsboy cap is in the blocking. A newsboy cap is left like a beret with a brim. A flat cap has the beret pulled forward until it is straight in the back and it covers the brim.

fran

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hillstreetmama
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Posted - 08/27/2006 :  12:35:30 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message
I love this forum - it's so educational! So it's a 'flat cap'...hmmm.
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Hitashi
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Posted - 08/29/2006 :  2:09:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Hitashi's Homepage Send Hitashi a Private Message
Thanks everyone for all your help with the name of the hat..and for the suggestions on patterns!

I did some searching and I think I will have to de-contruct one of these hats at home and create my own pattern for it.

I'm not seeing a hat that LOOKS like the photo...more like a newsboy cap flattened or tied to the brim?

I'm a bit obsessive about the shaping...but I want that classic look to the hat and shaping...perhaps making it felted?

-H
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WendyB
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Posted - 08/29/2006 :  2:22:39 PM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message
I was thinking the Ann Norling Driving Cap would look a lot like the one in the picture if you tacked the front to the brim.
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fmarrs
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USA
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Posted - 08/29/2006 :  6:04:09 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I'm sorry, I should have mentioned that I have a pattern for this type of hat for sale on Ebay right now. I'm a better knitter than a salesperson..LOL.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330023323071

fran

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