|Pattern Description: |
Four lined hats, each offered in XS, S, M and L. A; contrast lining, D; contrast band and bow.
XS 52cm (20.5 in), S 55cm (21.5 in); M 57cm (22.5 in); L 60cm (23.5 in) I made the S
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you had finished sewing it?
Yes. I made view C, leaving off the chin straps
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is a nice stylish hat, easy to make. The slightly shaped top and crown lend a chic, vaguely Indiana Jones-ish air to the hat.
Really, there is absolutely nothing to dislike about this pattern; it's a hat, and it works!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. But if a wider brimmed hat was desired; it would be a cinch to just add a few centimetres on to the outer edge of the brim curve to achieve this.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I expect so, and yes
This is a great basic pattern which I think will be very useful. I made mine in ivory corduroy for a summery-looking, wide-brimmed sunhat, but as illustrated on the pattern envelope it would work equally well made up in tweed, or a richly coloured velvet or some other winter appropriate fabric to make a smart version for winter.
I have more details, and pictures of different views of the hat on my blog here