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Posted on:10/24/04 7:37 AM
Last Updated:10/25/04 3:22 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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LiZ said... (10/26/04 9:01 PM) Reply
What a great idea to make a hat. I also find that I have a large head circumference.
KathleenS said... (10/26/04 7:45 AM) Reply
Thanks for the comments everyone, and thanks to Elona and Debe for the suggestion (and detailed instructions Elona) - I hadn't thought of fixing it that way and will give it a try.
Elona said... (10/25/04 1:26 PM) Reply
Kathleen, as Debe says, a sewn-in grosgrain band should make it possible to smallify your hat. I do this all the time with mine. Just get a length of pre-shrunk grosgrain ribbon. Fit it around your head at a tightness you like (not too tight). Have someone mark it for you, and allow for seam allowances. Stitch the raw edges together. Mark the circle at quarters and halves, and do the same to your hat where you want the ribbon hatband to be. Pin the ribbon into place in your hat, matching the marks, and hand-stitch the ribbon into place. You may find yourself gently easing in the excess circumference, but there probably will be less than you think.
Molly O' said... (10/25/04 10:51 AM) Reply
I found this hat fairly easy to make up but was disappointed that the sew-in interfacing I used (sorry, can't remember, but it was recommended by the store) was too weak also. I like to be able to roll up my hats but do like a brim that stays put most of the time.
Annika said... (10/25/04 10:50 AM) Reply
It's a lovely hat even if it's a little bit too big!
Sew it seams said... (10/25/04 9:04 AM) Reply
Your hat looks really cute on you. Maybe you could add a grosgrain ribbon to the inside brim (by hand) to tighten the brim to fit you better. It would be well worth it to get it to fit you because it's such a cute hat! I really like the fabric.
Hilary said... (10/25/04 7:46 AM) Reply
I think your hat looks quite pretty on you-the blue plays up your eyes and looks lovely! I think it'd be worth trying to make it fit :o) Thanks for sharing!
Oziroo said... (10/25/04 7:28 AM) Reply
It's a pity it's a bit large. Actually it looks rather attractive, I think!
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