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ChicagoWayVito

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Been think that for a long time we needed a thread specifically for those lounge members that dabble in hat making in a non-professional manner, i.e. we aren't making any money from hat making. Here is hoping that others who have made hats will use this thread to post their work. This is only intended to showcase work and not a solicitation of any kind.

To kick things off here is a hat that I recently finished for my 7 year old daughter. She was consulted on the specifications and this is truly all her design, including going open crown rather than and bashing and pinches, color, ribbon width, etc.

Specifications:
Block: 221
Crown: 6 inches
Crown Shape: Open Crown (no shaping done other than the dome)
Brim Treatment: Underwelt edge finish
Brim: 3-7/8 inches before underwelt; 3-1/2 inches after underwelt
Size: 6-5/8
Material: Rabbit Fur
Color: Purple
Ribbon: Gray (vintage 1920's/1930's stock)
Ribbon Width: 7/16 inch

Note the bow is on the right side of the hat since this is a women's hat; even though in modern hats for women they can wear the both in pretty much any location.
All images are straight from the camera, no filters applied.

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AbbaDatDeHat

I'll Lock Up
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Been think that for a long time we needed a thread specifically for those lounge members that dabble in hat making in a non-professional manner, i.e. we aren't making any money from hat making. Here is hoping that others who have made hats will use this thread to post their work. This is only intended to showcase work and not a solicitation of any kind.

To kick things off here is a hat that I recently finished for my 7 year old daughter. She was consulted on the specifications and this is truly all her design, including going open crown rather than and bashing and pinches, color, ribbon width, etc.

Specifications:
Block: 221
Crown: 6 inches
Crown Shape: Open Crown (no shaping done other than the dome)
Brim Treatment: Underwelt edge finish
Brim: 3-7/8 inches before underwelt; 3-1/2 inches after underwelt
Size: 6-5/8
Material: Rabbit Fur
Color: Purple
Ribbon: Gray (vintage 1920's/1930's stock)
Ribbon Width: 7/16 inch

Note the bow is on the right side of the hat since this is a women's hat; even though in modern hats for women they can wear the both in pretty much any location.
All images are straight from the camera, no filters applied.

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So cool you could make a hat for your little girl.
That’s what i call being a “Great Dad”!!
Bowen
 

ChicagoWayVito

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I swear my absolute first reaction to seeing it was; "Wow! That is freakin' SWEEET!" :cool:

Thank you Mike! I still have some improvement to do on my skillset but she was very happy.

So cool you could make a hat for your little girl.
That’s what i call being a “Great Dad”!!
Bowen

Thank you Bowen. I appreciate the comment, I do try to make as much as I can for my kids. I took up sewing, so I could improve my sewing skills and I ended up make them quilts and handbags. LOL
By the way, a 7 year old is a very tough customer to satisfy. We went through a bunch of ribbon colors and widths before she was happy.
 

AbbaDatDeHat

I'll Lock Up
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Thank you Mike! I still have some improvement to do on my skillset but she was very happy.



Thank you Bowen. I appreciate the comment, I do try to make as much as I can for my kids. I took up sewing, so I could improve my sewing skills and I ended up make them quilts and handbags. LOL
By the way, a 7 year old is a very tough customer to satisfy. We went through a bunch of ribbon colors and widths before she was happy.
Doing stuff like this for my kids was what i lived for too short a time. I never made hats but i know the joy of blowing them away with something no other Dad ever did. It was never about $$ and buying, it was about passing on some of me to them.
You might have yourself a little hatter there!!
Bowen
 

humanshoes

One Too Many
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Location
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Been think that for a long time we needed a thread specifically for those lounge members that dabble in hat making in a non-professional manner, i.e. we aren't making any money from hat making. Here is hoping that others who have made hats will use this thread to post their work. This is only intended to showcase work and not a solicitation of any kind.

To kick things off here is a hat that I recently finished for my 7 year old daughter. She was consulted on the specifications and this is truly all her design, including going open crown rather than and bashing and pinches, color, ribbon width, etc.

Specifications:
Block: 221
Crown: 6 inches
Crown Shape: Open Crown (no shaping done other than the dome)
Brim Treatment: Underwelt edge finish
Brim: 3-7/8 inches before underwelt; 3-1/2 inches after underwelt
Size: 6-5/8
Material: Rabbit Fur
Color: Purple
Ribbon: Gray (vintage 1920's/1930's stock)
Ribbon Width: 7/16 inch

Note the bow is on the right side of the hat since this is a women's hat; even though in modern hats for women they can wear the both in pretty much any location.
All images are straight from the camera, no filters applied.

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That hat is a thing of pure beauty my friend. What a great way to spend some quality father/daughter time. You might well have a future master hatter on yours hands. This is a killer idea for a new thread and I'm looking forward to seeing future postings from our aspiring hat makers. Judging from my hat tool sales, I know there are at least 100 hat makers in this country alone. I still consider myself more of a "tabletop" hatter. In fact, my work often spills out of the crowded hat shop onto the kitchen table. Good times.
 

ChicagoWayVito

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That hat is a thing of pure beauty my friend. What a great way to spend some quality father/daughter time. You might well have a future master hatter on yours hands. This is a killer idea for a new thread and I'm looking forward to seeing future postings from our aspiring hat makers. Judging from my hat tool sales, I know there are at least 100 hat makers in this country alone. I still consider myself more of a "tabletop" hatter. In fact, my work often spills out of the crowded hat shop onto the kitchen table. Good times.
Thank you Rick for the kind words. I hope you noticed the rounding jack in some of the photos. I have two to choose from and more often I find myself choosing the one you made for me. Happy Hatting.
 

ChicagoWayVito

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Great hat for your daughter! I call my little operation Kaiyalethe Crowns. This is the Blackbird. No glue, no sewing machine yet, everything hand stitched!
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Nice work John, looks great. I like your liner too. Any suggestions on tackling the liner? I am currently struggling with them. Do you cut the side piece in an arc or is it straight sided?

I took a purchased liner apart and found the side piece to be in an arc. Sewing it together is a bit tricky and still not very confident on that part yey.

Good work on your hat and keep hatting.
 

John Kaiyalethe

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Nice work John, looks great. I like your liner too. Any suggestions on tackling the liner? I am currently struggling with them. Do you cut the side piece in an arc or is it straight sided?

I took a purchased liner apart and found the side piece to be in an arc. Sewing it together is a bit tricky and still not very confident on that part yey.

Good work on your hat and keep hatting.
Thank you sir! Mine is straight cut, but i sew it while on the block, so it does arc a bit! Essentially i form it around the block, sew it then cut the excess. Being that most store bought liners are meant for a range of sizes, hat shapes, i dont think having a little excess/large liner would be a problem! Happy hatting!

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humanshoes

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Great hat for your daughter! I call my little operation Kaiyalethe Crowns. This is the Blackbird. No glue, no sewing machine yet, everything hand stitched!
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Great hat for your daughter! I call my little operation Kaiyalethe Crowns. This is the Blackbird. No glue, no sewing machine yet, everything hand stitched!
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Bravo John! Good solid work there. I like that you're thinking outside the proverbial hat box with your ribbon and liner treatments.
 

John Kaiyalethe

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Bravo John! Good solid work there. I like that you're thinking outside the proverbial hat box with your ribbon and liner treatments.
Thank you sir, appreciate it. Even the crown is questionable Fedora/Homburg. No pinches in it. I like classic styles but also like simplicity.

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John Kaiyalethe

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You're welcome. Keep up the good work. The fun is in the journey. I hope the tools are working out well for you.
Yes sir! The tools are working out great. In the future thinking about getting a second set for lighter colors!

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