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Date: 12/25/12 3:28 PM

I want to make some hats but don't want to faff about with buckram or wire. Any suggestions for patterns or styles that are good to make without using buckram or wire. My first thoughts were beret, cloche or pillbox?

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Date: 12/25/12 4:19 PM

A cloche is a structured hat; you will need a felt hat blank for it. You *can* make a pillbox without a base, but you'll be a lot happier with the results if you have something solid in there.(BTDT, have the floppy pillbox to prove it! LOL) I like plastic canvas, which is easily available, simple to work with, nice and flexible, and holds its shape well through years of wear.

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Flat caps, muffin caps, and driving caps are all good fabric-only choices, and if you want to expand into more whimsical or costume styles, you have tons of options. Jester caps, hoods/chaperones (a hood with an attached mantle for the shoulders), Santa-style or wizard hats...

I think Vogue typically has a few hat patterns every season, and you can find tons of free patterns/tutorials online.

Have fun! Hats are a *blast,* because they go quickly and typically require little to no fitting. :D

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Date: 12/25/12 4:20 PM

I used a Betz White pattern for a sunhat or 'bucket' style hat that only required interfacing - not sure what I used, probably from Joann Fabrics, for the interfacing, I'm guessing medium or heavy shirt weight. The hat stays in my cubby at the school where I work, comes out on warm sunny days, in reasonable state for wearing.

It's available as a paper pattern or, I think, as a download.
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Date: 12/25/12 4:50 PM

I'm interested in historical hats. 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s eras in particular.

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Date: 12/26/12 7:27 AM

What if you stated with a free bucket hat pattern and left off the rim? It would have the band that fits and you could tailor the fabric above the band to the dimension that you are looking for?

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Date: 12/26/12 10:05 AM

I hear ya:

I know how to knit and crochet but I want to SEW. Lots of hats.

Get this book! Loads of hats with full size patterns included! I love this book and I've used it over and over: for me AND for gifts!

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Date: 12/26/12 11:10 AM

Well.... I, for one, had to look up faff

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Date: 12/26/12 12:49 PM

Well I'm practised at the art of faffing around.

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Date: 12/26/12 1:45 PM

If you're interested in vintage styles, you might try playing around with Elsa Schiaparelli's "Mad Cap" model. It's basically a square of fabric sewn together, which can then be folded and manipulated into an infinite number of shapes. The model itself is very simple, uses only fabric, and the only real limit is your imagination.

The Art Deco Society of California's website has a basic tutorial available here.

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Date: 12/27/12 6:27 AM

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If you're interested in vintage styles, you might try playing around with Elsa Schiaparelli's "Mad Cap" model. It's basically a square of fabric sewn together, which can then be folded and manipulated into an infinite number of shapes. The model itself is very simple, uses only fabric, and the only real limit is your imagination.



The Art Deco Society of California's website has a basic tutorial available here.

Oooh, that looks so simple. Must give it a try.

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