Member since 8/16/12
Date: 8/16/12 9:41 PM
I need a Bearskin Hat pattern for a hat like in this picture --> http://www.militaryheritage.com/images/bear1812.gi
If anyone knows where to get one please contace me.
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Member since 4/8/02
Date: 8/16/12 9:56 PM
I saw some photos of the inside of a modern-ish one, it has a wicker frame to form the hat shape. Is it for costuming (where you could just make a puffed hat with faux fur) or re-enactment (the authentic millinery route)?
Member since 12/18/02
Date: 8/16/12 10:26 PM
I just asked the boys hanging out here, a bunch who worked CG last year. They're wicker indeed, with fitted hat band and chin strap which keeps it from falling backwards. There is a bear hat factory. There was an article in the army news I'll see if I can find it.
The front is higher than the back and not perfectly rounded. They're not "that heavy" but consider this is from guys that lug 60lbs of ruck daily.