Crochet Brimmed Newsboy Cap Pattern

…Now available for purchase!  Get your brimmed newsboy cap pattern today!  This hat whips up really fast, thanks to bulky yarn and a simple pattern, yet it’s so stylish that it sold out completely at Art on the Avenue two years ago.

In fact, my best geeky yarn moment to this day came that same year, when I was on the D.C. subway commuting home.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a yarn-based hat and thought “hey, that looks cute”.  As a crocheting hat-maker does, I turned to check it out to see if it was worth replicating.  Imagine my shock/surprise to see that it was MY hat, one that I had sold to a pair of adorable twin sisters in their early 20’s that had come to my stall several months earlier and each bought one.  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  I had to turn away to conceal my glee, although I highly doubt she would have ever recognized me.  There might have been a small heel click when I emerged from the D.C. masses.

Buy your pattern either from Etsy or Ravelry.  Email me at with any questions.  Enjoy!


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Welcome New Nephew!

The first grandchild on either my husband’s side or mine was born a few weeks ago.  You can envision the excitement this stirred in my husband’s family… imagine something like unto the Lion King when Simba is reverently held up to the sky.  His brother and wife were waiting to find out if it was a boy or girl, so I had a fun challenge trying to come up with gender-neutral items.  In the end I’m lucky it turned out to be a boy, cause apparently “gender neutral” means “boy clothing that doesn’t directly involve sports teams.”  But I had a feeling it was going to be a boy all along… hence the Packers mittens.  🙂

Welcome to the world, New Nephew!

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