Newsboy Cap Tutorial with Pattern

How To Make Newsboy Hat

Look at my newsboy cap and may be you will have a desire to make such hat. Here you find a tutorial how to sew newsboy cap and pattern two sizes.
The newsboy cap is traditionally a men's cap worn newspaper boy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (USA). But it looks cool on women in our days too, especially with sunglasses!

This tutorial has only some main steps how to sew newsboy cap. The version with full illustrated instructions (more than 50 photos) and printed sewing pattern (pdf) of newsboy cap you can get for a fee (10$).
Note: For sewing a newsboy cap you need have some sewing skills.

The pattern not includes seam allowances. Don't forget to add around every piece 1 cm (3/8).
The pattern is printable on A4 or letter size paper. The file with pattern Includes 2 pdf data: pattern for head size 55cm //21,7" and pattern for head size 58cm //22,8". This photo shows 55cm // 21.7". It is little bit loose fit for me.
If you decide to sew such plaid newsboy cap or have any question doesn't hesitate to contact me!

Materials: Main fabric /140 cm (55") width // length: 0.5 m (0.54 yds)
Lining fabric / 140 cm (55") width // length: 0.5 m (0.54 yds)

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 1

The first thing you should do to cut eight pieces of hat. For each part, you have to add the seam allowances 1cm (3/8).
If you will to sew such plaid women's newsboy beret for winter from wool fabric you must take into account the texture fabric in a cage. All parts a cap must have symmetrical location of the cage pattern.

How To Make Newsboy Hat, step 2

Cut out all fabric pieces shown in the image above including cap visor (2 parts) and cap-band (2 parts).
Don't forget to add the allowances 1cm (3/8).

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 3

Now you just have to cut the eight pieces of lining (similar fabric) and you can start sewing a beret.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 4

Look at this photo. After you have cut these parts of cap you need to clip little triangles on the tops. This will help you correctly lay the seams on the top of cap.
Keep in mind that all wool fabric parts (and other light fabrics) of the newsboy cap is needed to duplicate (on wrong side) using the fusible interfacing fabric.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 5

Now sew four pieces together as shown on this photo.
It is time to stitch the two half of the hat.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 6

Press all seams with steam iron in opposite directions (on wrong side a cap).

How To Make Newsboy Hat, step 7

Now it is time to make the visor.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 8

For bottom of the cap visor you could have making the different color fabric or use the same color as the top of the hat. But both parts of a visor you need to duplicate with the fusible interfacing fabric.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 9

Before sewing a hat you need to cut two strips (cap-band). Keep in mind that you can change its width at your discretion. The taller hat you want the wider this strip will be.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 10

Firstly you need to sew both strips of the cap-band only to the visor.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 11

After you sew the visor, you can continue sewing the head band pieces together. Sew the head band pieces and visor with a 5-6 mm stitch.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 12

Now fold the both parts of the strips in half together.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 13

Take the upper part of the hat and connect it with one strip of the cap-band (on the facing side).
Pin in four points as shown.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 14

Now you need sew these together. Be sure that your sewing machine can do it. This is the thickest seam and the sewing machine may break the needle.
Note: In place of the visor location the seam can be done by hand.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 15

Now you need only attach the lining to the inner strip of the cap-band.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 16

And through the hole turn out the cap on the front side.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 17

Any usual button can be a nice decoration for newsboy hat.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 18

Sew a button to the top of the cap. This will not only decorate the hat but and hide docking seams.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 19

So looks the newsboy cap inside.

How to Make Newsboy Hat, step 20

It is time to put on a newsboy hat and look in the mirror.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.

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