I have a few questions regarding five panel caps, and since this forum states: ďEverything from fedoras to five panel caps.Ē I thought this could be the place where i
could get some answers. (I had already searched through half the internet before i came here).
Hereís the thing: I am trying to make my own handmade five panel caps from vintage fabrics, and so far itís going quite good. Thereís only two little things I donít
understand, and since this forum gathers hat experts from around the world, i figured someone here could help. :)
1. The ventilation holes:
Most five panel caps have ventilation holes made out of metal rings.
Hereís a picture: http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_...Ugly_Lulu4.jpg
My problem is that I have absolutely no idea how these ventilation holes are applied, or wich material I have to use/buy. Does anyone know more about this?
2. The fabric:
With some of my fabrics i have the problem that the cap is a bit shapeless, the fabric isnít stiff enough.
I noticed some brands are applying some sort of thin black/white/grey fabric on the inside of the cap, that fabric keeps the cap in shape.
Hereís a picture: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/006...ide.jpg?104809
Does anyone know what this material could be? Or does somebody know another way/material to keep my fabric tough and in shape?
I certainly hope I can get answers to my questions here :)
P.S. Please forgive me if I made any grammatical or other mistakes, English is not my mother tongue.