Make a Ball Cap Into A Visor

I love Gail Davidson’s ball cap/visor with the havelock drape to protect her ears/neck from the sun. Janet Reichl modified an existing ball cap for her. Instructions are from Janet below.

How to Make a Ball Cap into a Visor

  1. Working on the inside of the hat, pin the band to the body of the hat so you can easily mark a cutting line that is about 3/8” from the edge of the band. See picture.
  2. Cut out the top of the hat.
  3. Fold the cut edge toward the inside of the hat so your fold line is even with the top edge of the band and the cut edge becomes hidden between the hat and the band. Pin in place.
  4. Sew the folded edge to the band, either by machine or by hand.

This is an easy project that will work with any ball cap that has an inside band that isn’t too thick to sew through.

Now I hate sewing so I came up with a faster/easier idea, although it doesn’t look nearly so nice. I took a clean handkerchief and a ready-made visor (so I don’t have to cut/sew) and pulled the handkerchief up from the inside and let it  drape down a bit. So far, this has stayed in place and is easy to remove and throw into the washing machine. Janet aptly pointed out that it could blow away so I could put a pin or even add some Velcro (non-sticky part on the band of the visor, sticky part on the cloth handkerchief). If I ever have trouble, I will but so far, even though the visor is slightly large for my head, it seems quite secure.

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What Are Our Members Doing?

I thought it might be interesting to see how many people participated in outings on a random week. Here are the results of outings for the week of June 30-July 6:

DateHike NameDifficultyNumber of Participants
June 30Goulding Creek Trail to Jones Creek TrailHard, 11 miles, 2200’, Pace moderately brisk5
July 1
Two Hour Monday Hike6 miles, 1500 ft, Brisk Pace5 (includes late comers)
July 1Climb Madden PeakHard 5.5 miles, 2500 ft12
July 1Monday Bike Ride for Intermediate Road CyclistsModerate Pace12
July 2Vallecito CreekHard, 11 miles, 1,200 ft., Moderate Pace8
July 3Cascade Creek TrailModerate, 6 mile, 900 ft., HIGH ALTITUDE, min. elevation 9,000 ft., Moderate pace18
July 3Edgemont HighlandsEasy, Up to 3 miles, Up to 300 ft., Easy Pace18
July 4Bike RideModerate to Leisurely Pace, 29 miles average 12 mph10
July 6Taylor Lake Saturday ClassicModerate to Hard, 8 to 12.5 miles, 1000 to 2620 ft., Moderate Pace16

As expected, we had a wide range of activities to meet a variety of interests and abilities.

Thank you to all of our leaders for your information.