Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Jacob's Hat (finally... well, sort of)
Yeah! This kid deserves some ideas already, right? It's getting cold in the north and I want him to look cuter than cute. So I've been pondering and have come up with a couple of preliminary designs. Everything is mix and match of course... I just wanted to see if Jacob might like any of these things... let's see!
My first thought was that with all the snowy outdoor activities in Maine... the boy would need some earflaps for sure! I thought we could play with a very traditional hunter type cap with earflaps or an extra layer that wraps around the back of the neck.
I thought I could find a very nice wool and double layer those earflaps with something soft! I think it would look nice to try a textured stitch pattern like this crossing diamond :
I found this version on the Paul Smith Website
Hey, do you like that leather buckle?? I think it could totally work!
Ok, then for a totally different thing I was thinking more old school and doing it up with some crazy fairisle!
Again, thought some earflaps, but what about nice little Maine pine trees and snowflakes? In great, non traditional colors of course!
I found these fairisle examples from the twenties that are just exquisite. I like the trees... but would flip them to be more Maine-ly, like in my drawing. I like the checker pattern too.
What do you think Jacob? How adventurous are you? I can see that Paul Smith hat with a patterned neck part even, and a solid top and of course a leather strap, but that might be too crazy! I love earflaps with long ties too.
I think a mustard gold would be great with your eyes, and some browns. (I totally stole this photo of him off facebook!)