So, while I was fairly pleased with the first pass at the baker boy cap, it felt a little bit on the poufy side. So I altered the pattern by
shortening the cap pieces by about an inch and a half (rechecking the pattern when I cut out the blue hat later...I marked the pattern to shorten it, but somehow failed to actually do that....) and shaving a wee bit off of the 'hip' curves. I also reshaped the brim a bit, based on a cap I have that fits...the first brim was just sort of copied; this one I actually rubbed the shape on the paper.
But I was not quite ready to cut into my good fabric and decided to do one more test. Hunted around and found a bit of fabric that had come to me in a bag of fabric from my aunt, who was a fairly accomplished seamstress back in the day. There was a bit of a tweedy wool in the bag...not even enough to call a remnant, just scraps, really. But it was a really pretty taupe...greys, browns, a bit of blue...and there was enough for the cap.
I think I like the tweaked version a little better; even if it's just slightly less bumpy, the brim is a much better shape.
So now I think I'm ready to make the actual wardrobe hat, although I think I will wear this one quite a bit too.
Now I just have to decide if I'm only going to use the stripes of the double sided fabric...or if I will alternate sections between stripes and the solid reverse.