We had a lantern parade, a typical german thing to do on November 11th.
If you want to participate in one, check out the announcements at the german saturday schools in your area, I am sure you will find one (next year *g*).
Even in California, there is sometimes need for a cap, because it can be windy and cool-ish.
I didn't sew this pattern for a long time, and I was to lazy to read the instructions again.
cap Nr. 1 will go into the dumpster ASAP:
number two turned out really well:
Guess who likes to wear his cap and who takes hers of every ten seconds?
Both had a lot of fun:
fabrics: all knits, imported from Germany.