Sewing a 50s half hat/headband? Sorry to double-post, but this is on a seperate topic to my last. I've been pondering- would it be possible to sew a 50s-style half-hat/headband? Not knit, or crochet, and with no special milinery supplies or knowledge. For reference this is the kind of thing I mean: A modern hat that best shows the shape I'm after: And an example from a vintage knitting pattern: This kind of shape was popular especially as a cocktail hat, so I'd probably want to make something slightly fancier than the above, but still with just regular sewing supplies. I don't have a pattern, but I can't see that you'd need one, really. Any advice, ladies? I was thinking of doing in in either a wool felt or velvet and interfacing it, then perhaps adding a satin trim, perhaps a vintage rhinestone brooch or a feather, some sort of embellishment. I know it'd need a comb or clip on the underside too, but that's no problem. I was concerned about the 'floppiness' of it compared to my vintage half hats, which have proper 'frames', but surely if you can knit them, they don't have to be very firm? Any input most appreciated, it's just an idea!