I bought a cap like this in a store, and was inspired to try and make a similar crochet version. I had never designed anything before and just went for it, and with some experimenting I eventually got what you see in this pattern. I love this hat because in one day it’s possible to see a punk, rude boy, rapper, or pop princess wearing this style of cap. Also, if you’re good at charting images, the top piece would be a great place for a picture. In fact, the whole cap can be customized to suit your style.
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I thought I post a blog about the Lidsville hat about some of the assembly directions. Some are having problems and I totally realize that it is awkwardly worded. Basically you just slip stitch all the sides of each piece together. So if you put all the “Back” pieces together in a row slip stitch each touching side. Those pieces crochet together will pinch the top so that it folds over. The “Top” piece will be slip stitched to the “Back” pieces from the ninth row of one “Back” piece to the ninth row of the other “Back” piece on the other side, slip stitching evenly across counting the four tips of the back piece as one stitch. The “Side” pieces will be slip stitched to the “Back” piece and “Top” piece. With the angled edge facing the “Top” piece slip stitch the “Side” on starting from the first row of one of the “Back” pieces continuing down the edges of the “Top” and “Side” piece to the end. Finally the really weird part, the brim, if you are just using plastic canvas follow Brim A if you are using a rounded hard plastic piece from a hat follow Brim B.
The Brim is slip stitched on to the “Top” piece and along the bottom edges of the “Side” pieces. You will be slip stitching along the front of the brim. Turn the unfinished hat inside out and starting at about half of the “Side” piece slip stitch the Brim along the bottom edge of the “Side” piece and continue along the edge of the “Top” piece then continue along the edge of the “Side” piece until you reach the end of the brim. This will keep your slip stitches hidden.
You will basically be doing the same work just make sure you hold the brim so it curves away from you not towards you, so the brim is right-side up when you turn it right-side out.
then you might want to do a single crochet around the bottom of the “Back” piece and the “Side” pieces and slip stitching along the inside curve of the brim.