Friday, April 08, 2011
Alpine Cap Changes
For a number of years now I have been making my Alpine caps in two styles, a standard single sided alpine cap and a reversible alpine cap. I never liked the standard alpine cap because inside, the seams look like a mess at the junction of the ear flap and bill. The reversible version eliminated this problem but at the cost of ending up with a hat that is a bit too bulky with it's two layers of fabric. Not to mention that it's a pain in the ass to sew in the second layer to perfectly match the outside layer so when reversed the hat does not look all cocky-eyed and silly. So my new solution is to line the inside with thin weight knit fabrics like merino wool or polyester that won't make the hat too bulky (see photos). This will look much the same as my current reversible alpine caps. The only difference being that I don't intend for people to reverse them. So while all the seams will be neatly hidden by the liner, don't expect the liner to look all perfectly matched up at the seams with the bill. I still have some of the standard alpines on my shop page but this will be changed in the next month.