For a long time now I have admired the flat cap. They are also known as the ivy cap, riding cap, golf cap, newsboy cap, touring cap and several other names. They have a very classy appeal. There is a place for the tuque when the temperatures dip down low, but when you just need to cover your head the flat cap is very stylish. combined with a matching scarf the set is very charming.
We had purchased a flat cap for my husband a few winters back. I thought it would be nice to make him one out of tartan. So the search began for a pattern. Flipping through the pages of the pattern books at the fabric stores did not help at all. No patterns were even close to what I was looking for. Many searches online only turned up others like myself who were also looking for a pattern.
Finally, finally I was able to find a pattern. Being rather particular, several samples later and a few adjustments I now have a workable pattern. Since I put a lot of time into this idea I thought I would share a few photos of the process.
Going back to my childhood my mother tells me that if given a choice I would always choose plaid clothing. That interest seems to have changed into decorating items and accessories. Since then I have decided to create and share tartan products with others who also have Scottish roots or just plain enjoy these colorful fabrics. All products on this site are handmade by me in rural New Brunswick.