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#CyclingCapTuesday

the recycled Pendleton shirt cap

And just when I said I wanted to be brief….

Well, this is simply a shout-out to a bunch of my cyber-cycling pals, and especially to my twitter friend from Seattle, @SognRider, who started a great campaign to encourage cycling and showcase cool cycling caps.  Every Tuesday has officially become #CyclingCapTuesday.  And I look forward to it each week (even though I wear my caps on other days as well).  But I loved the idea – a fun and creative way to promote cycling – and I always enjoy seeing some of the fine cycling “millinery” being worn by my friends.  You can too … just visit the Tumblr site, or follow the hashtag on Twitter.  And put your cap on!

I really like wearing cycling caps.  They’re light and comfortable, they offer a non-obstructive little sun visor, they can provide a little extra warmth on cool days (especially with earflaps), or rain protection (if you have a waterproof cap), and of course you can’t help feeling a little bit “jaunty” while wearing one (lol).

today's #CyclingCapTuesday ... in pink

While I have some really great caps that I’ve acquired over the past several years, I recently decided to try an make one of my own.  I just happen to have a ridiculous accumulation of “salvaged” wool from … well, let’s just say another “pastime”.  (My friends LP and MaryLou know of what I speak – because they will end up inheriting the excess someday.  😉 )  The pattern came from one of the best cap-makers out there, Little Package.  It’s a simple sewing project; you can easily make one in less than an afternoon with average sewing skills.  And what better way to up-cycle that old wool shirt with a hole in the sleeve?

So @SognRider, thanks for the fun each week (and also for helping me make a dent in my wool stash) – I applaud you!  🙂

yeah, I have an obnoxious amount of reclaimed wool ... as is, and overdyed

yeah, I have an obnoxious amount of reclaimed wool ... as is, and overdyed

another Pendleton shirt ready for cap-making & the Little Package Cap pattern

the pieces

the sewing

finished!

and finally the best part ... the wearing! (altho a pretty sorry shot; I apologize)

Posted by savaconta on December 20, 2011
5 Comments
  1. 12/21/2011

    What great idea. I’ll have to get that pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 12/21/2011

    Did you used to make hooked rugs? That looks like a nice stash of wool. I love the hat!

    • 12/21/2011

      You guessed correctly! Used to, and still do when I get a chance. 🙂

  3. 12/30/2011

    Excellent work!

  4. 05/2/2012

    How am I just finding this? Excellent cap – I’m wicked impressed! It looks like it worked out really well for you. Thanks for the compliment and plug – I appreciate it. 🙂

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