Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hattitude: Earflap cap with brim from sweater
Teen Crafternoon on Monday with the Ashland library Teen Department presented a perfect opportunity to make a cap with earflaps from two repurposed sweaters.
The sweater-hat originated during league bowling one night with the Lake County Record-Bee “Killer Bees.” While waiting my turn to bowl, I traced the outline of my cap and used it to draft a pattern.
When the time came Monday to give the pattern its trial run, I also cut out a brim. No pattern for the brim, just freehand cutting to a size that would center it between the earflaps.
I got as far as I could during Teen Crafternoon, sewing seams by hand, and finished the project at home. I told a couple of librarians who wanted to see my hat, that the next time I came to the library the hat would be complete.
The matching arm-warmers were simple enough: I cut sleeves from the same sweater and reinforced the top raw edges with machine zig-zag stitch.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal