Rude Boy Cap by Matt Spiers

Rude Boy Cap

April 2018
Patons UK Fab DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
Circumference (not including stretch) at base is approx 56cm (22in); depth 14cm (5½in)
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This cap has been designed in a cycling hat style, which you can wear at a jaunty angle and is shallower than most sorts of baseball caps. As the peak contains wire it can be moulded into your preferred style: curve it upwards for a cycling hat, straighten it flat, or just give it a slight arch for a normal cap look.

The main part of the Cap is worked using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work.
The pattern has been split into three sections to make it easy to keep track of where you are in the design, but the Cap as a whole is made in one piece.
For a more classic baseball cap style simply increase your hook size to 4.5mm and add extra rows as indicated after Row 28.
To avoid any sharp edges at start and end of wire, wrap duct tape around ends before crocheting over it.
When you turn the wire at the end of each row on the Peak, you can give the wire a pinch with the pliers, which should help it stay in place a bit better.
If, at the end, there are still parts of wire visible at the edges of the Peak, cut a length of yarn and sew cross stitches over the
visible wire – this will not only help conceal them, but will also keep the wire in place.