Interested in a custom made “Edge” beanie? I am no longer making them, but you can contact my friend Courtenay. She has taken over the business, original patterns included. Contact her via email: BeaniesByCourt at gmail dot com.
Luke Pepper from the U2 tribute band in the UK, U2-2, contacted me to see if I would make him a skull cap. In his tribute band, Luke is The Edge, who always wears a beanie or skull cap. Here’s what Luke wanted:
I’m trying to find a skull cap that fits as good as The Edge’s from U2. He has form fitting skull caps like your boy is modeling and they’re thinner than wool, with no bumpy seams at the top. Would it be possible to make me one, with view to me ordering a few to keep me going on stage?
This was a fun project – though not without challenges! Imagine fitting someone for a hat overseas. I tried to talk Luke into a lightweight wool (you know how I love wool) for the fabric, but in the end we settled on a black, ribbed 100% cotton. And I’m glad. It worked well, surprising me even. With that fabric, I proceeded to make a succession of trial hats – the first hat was too long, the second too short, but the third fit. Luke sent a picture over to show me how the third hat turned out (see picture). And here’s what he wrote:
Thank you, Wardee, for your help, time and patience. After three trials, you’ve made the perfect beanie hat. I’ve been shopping around in Britain, Ireland and all over the net and nobody has been able to supply me with the correct headware. I’ve had the hat on for a while and been singing with it/moving about a bit and it stays put. You can’t buy anything as good as this. Apart from now having a custom made Edge hat, I’ve found another lovely person across the water to keep in touch with. I wish you and your family (and goats) a great time ahead, with peace, security and fun. ~Luke
Since my normal life is so predictable – family, school, animals, healthy cooking – I chuckle because a hat I made is going on stage in the UK. I may be making Luke a couple of backup hats later on, but for now, life is back to routine. Umm… no! Not with goats around.
Want your own custom made “Edge” beanie? Although I am no longer making them, you can contact my friend Courtenay. She has taken over the business, original patterns included. Contact her via email: BeaniesByCourt at gmail dot com.