Make your own vintage inspired hats

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    If anyone sees a pattern for this hat, will you please alert me?

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    That's close but the crown is not the same, thank you ♥
    I've put that Amazon seller in my Bookmarks.
     
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    It would be good to see a back or side view.
     
  8. I Adore Film Noir

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    I can see a bit of the crown and it looks like a fitted, cloche style.
     
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    By looking at the coat in the image, I would imagine that the hat is made from wool. The brim is sewn row-on-row in a circle--top stitched. The crown is probably made in four or more sections (just guessing) like a cap. If this is the case, just purchase a regular cap pattern (or make your own by using your iron's shape--I'll explain if needed). If you don't like the sections of the cap, just make a pattern using muslin and draping, etc.--if you need more help, I'll explain. Finally, attached crown and brim together, as if you were making any sewn pattern hat. Turn the brim back (like in your image) and attach your trim.

    If you have a utility hat block and would prefer to use a felt or straw hood, just block the crown over the block, top stitch the brim, turn it back, and attach your trim. For an explanation of what a utility hat block is see this post. If you would like to carve your own utility hat block, see instructions here.

    After typing all of this, I found a free pattern here!

    Hope this helps.

    Please note that the type of fabric, lining, etc., would have to be changed to get the shape you need.
     
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    You are sweet as pie, thank you. All of your links are in my Bookmarks for reference.
     
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  11. crwritt

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    These are not patterns but they look simple enough,
    maybe they would provide inspiration fpr some hat trims.
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  12. Lauren

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    AAH! I want all of those hats! :eek:
     
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    The white one in the bottom center looks more like a hat dustcover than an actual hat.
     
  14. sheeplady

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    I want the ones in the third column. Esp. the one in the upper right corner. Nice! Thank you for posting these- great ideas!
     
  15. Lauren

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    Lol! Or one of those tire covers for the back of cars.
     
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    OH MY GOSH. You are my hero. The shoe hat was made of awesome.
    How did you do that, if you don't mind me asking? I totally want one.
     
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    I'm almost ready for Mardi Gras with the shoe hat. Comments from my family so far have been head shaking and eye rolling, so I'm on the right track.
    I made the pattern the way I pattern 3D objects in my mascot work. I wrapped a shoe in a thin plastic bag, and carefully and tightly covered it with
    clear packing tape.I drew seam lines with a sharpie marker, and cut it apart.
    I traced these shapes on paper and scanned them, and because my model was a tiny shoe (it holds a pin cushion) I enlarged it on my computer.This became my pattern.[​IMG]

    I cut my pieces from thin (1/4")craft foam (fun foam) without seam allowance and put them together with hot glue. After some adjusting of the shape, I covered the shoe shaped form with felt, using spray glue.

    A length of black elastic keeps it on my head.

    This is a quick project, certainly not millinery at its finest!You could have a nicer finish than I had by hand stitching your felt seams. It could also use some glitzy trim. I may yet do that.

    Have fun! Or, if you find this project overwhelming, and you'd like me to make one for you, make me an offer, I'd be happy to oblige.
     
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  19. Lauren

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    Oh my gosh, how clever!! I'll have to try that out sometime :)
    I wish I could commission you to make me one, but we're a bit money tight at the moment. :(
     
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    Lauren, I'd love to see what you'd do with it!
     

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