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Question: Do beanies/  knitted caps lend themselves to the Steampunk Ethos  [or Dieselpunk etc]
yes - 2 (33.3%)
No - 2 (33.3%)
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Author Topic: Are Beanies steampunk ? [ humour me for a moment]  (Read 728 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« on: December 25, 2016, 10:22:36 pm »

 

The Stunt Baby

I am on another creative jag.  I have blagged a black rubbish bag of coloured wool ball oddments.  In the past I have had limited success  selling knitted babies/ small childrens beanies at the markets. Aviartix hats and beanies/ caps. There were customers looking for adult sizes. I am considering going back into production and including adult  sizes . Are  knitted caps/  hats still  worn and would they  suit the steam- diesel ethos. The influence  and inspiration is usually  of a military nature.

All suggestions are welcome.

Things to keep in mind, in the Antipodes it is summer and anything elaborate is cost prohibitive.  People don't want to pay to much  so I keep them simple. 


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steiconi
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 08:33:50 pm »

The cap with the chinstrap is adorable, and would work for early 1900s.

http://theknittingneedleandthedamagedone.blogspot.com/search/label/Victorian%20knitting  shows knitting "in the Victorian style"  no caps, but some other steamy items

https://www.pinterest.com/lucymcl/victorian-knits/  some suitable or adaptable items--lots of wristicuffs

http://intheloopknitting.com/steampunk-and-victorian-knitting-patterns/  free (and purchasable) steampunk and Victorian knitting patterns, including spats, mantelets, wristicuffs.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 10:07:44 pm »

The cap with the chinstrap is adorable, and would work for early 1900s.

http://theknittingneedleandthedamagedone.blogspot.com/search/label/Victorian%20knitting  shows knitting "in the Victorian style"  no caps, but some other steamy items

https://www.pinterest.com/lucymcl/victorian-knits/  some suitable or adaptable items--lots of wristicuffs

http://intheloopknitting.com/steampunk-and-victorian-knitting-patterns/  free (and purchasable) steampunk and Victorian knitting patterns, including spats, mantelets, wristicuffs.



 Thank you for showing me your  Bloomers  ; } . They are fabulous .   The other items were fairly fantastic  also.  The fingerless gloves   are  pretty .

 I appreciate  you sharing  inspiration
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Banfili
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 05:32:18 am »

Lots of knitted caps & hats among fisherfolk and farmers, and the grotty slum dwellers!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 08:31:27 am »

Lots of knitted caps & hats among fisherfolk and farmers, and the grotty slum dwellers!

Yes. That is usually the look  that transpires . Parents must  have aspirations for their little folk to be chimney sweeps and   gunners  ; }   they  do look cute on though.

 Adults have enquired about  adult sizes  so there must be a market for the  rookery  look.
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montysaurus
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 06:11:28 pm »


Crocheted Gentleman's Cap. Modern reproduction, made with Mountain Colors wool, by Nicole H. Scalessa. Pattern from The Lady's Guide to Needlework, 1850.
http://www.librarycompany.org/HookBook/LargeJjpegs/C5-GentlemansCap.jpg?vif=Images/1_7885_c5-gentlemanscap.tif&width=640&height=480&viewer=java&toolbar=yes&S=1
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