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I recently got a question from an anon asking how to wear newsboy caps/flat caps… and my mind went into a spiral of fashion and wonderfulness. I think the better questions is: what COULDN’T you wear newsboy caps with? Ok, maybe they wouldn’t go with a frilly dress or a leather biker outfit. But beyond that, they’re pretty much embedded into every aspect of the fashion industry. Poeple are femmeing them up with lipstick and purls. Hipsters are thrifting them and wearing them with plaid and boots. Golfers and country clubbers are pairing them with argyle and preppy styles. And really cute queers are being really cute. But what’s new.
Don’t forget to look up in case Andrew McCarthy is standing there. (source: thegallant.com)
Another bright DIY idea: Use lamp cord kits to turn old hats into pendant lamps.
(spotted on Pinterest, via Dana Pugh)
Cautionary note (stating the obvious, but still) for anyone making pendant lamps: To help prevent potential overheating when lamps are turned on, be sure to leave some air space around the top of the socket and the lamp shade, and ensure that the bulb and shade won’t touch.
DIY Free Pattern for Stocking Hats for Bottles. I know the holidays have past, but these are really bright and cheerful and could go on the top of any bottle - expensive shampoo, old fashioned glass bottles, etc… I’m going to knit these for next year because they are that easy. Tutorial and pattern (and PDF download if you want) from Simply Notable here.
DIY Halloween or Any Time Hats - The Sunflower, Witch and Pumpkin Hats. Guest Post by deliacreates who has written really easy to follow and detailed tutorials for these hats on Project Run & Play here.
DIY Birdcage or Fascinator. Yes, two adorable little girls are wearing them, but these were made with a small kitchen trivet (Dollar Store), fabric, netting, batting and other incredibly cheap things! Wear for Halloween, a Royal Wedding etc… Tutorial at Simple Simon & Co. here.