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Tabletop Hatters of The Lounge

Discussion in 'Hats' started by ChicagoWayVito, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. ChicagoWayVito

    ChicagoWayVito A-List Customer

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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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  2. Mustang Mike's Hats

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

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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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
     
  4. ChicagoWayVito

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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.
     
  5. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    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
     
  6. Moviehats

    Moviehats One of the Regulars

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    I love the hat you made.
     
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  7. ChicagoWayVito

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    Thank you, very much appreciate that. I just cut the brim on a hat for my oldest daughter. Will post after I finish it.
     
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  8. humanshoes

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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.
     
  9. ChicagoWayVito

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    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.
     
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  10. humanshoes

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    I did notice and I'm more than happy to see it's serving you well.
     
  11. John Kaiyalethe

    John Kaiyalethe New in Town

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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![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. ChicagoWayVito

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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.
     
  13. John Kaiyalethe

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    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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  14. humanshoes

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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.
     
  15. John Kaiyalethe

    John Kaiyalethe New in Town

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    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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  16. humanshoes

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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.
     
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  17. John Kaiyalethe

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    Yes sir! The tools are working out great. In the future thinking about getting a second set for lighter colors!

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  18. JWSV11

    JWSV11 New in Town

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    First hat of the journey. I’ve got a block and block stand right now to work with and not much else. Hopeful to buy a few essentials soon though.
     

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  19. John Kaiyalethe

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    Wow looks fantastic! What did you use to curl the brim?

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  20. JWSV11

    JWSV11 New in Town

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    I used some steam and my fingers for the brim
     

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