Thursday, January 9, 2020

New Winter Hats

I have lost my hat that looks like this:

Mine was red. It's missing.

I mean, look at it, its a tube with a top and sewn tuck ribs down the side. the crown often has same color embroidery on it, in a four point oval 'star' or similar.
The ones with gathered midsections are sweet.
photo from various

And in velvet (although this is just a photoshopped image from elsewhere, so not really but ain't it pretty?)

Meanwhile, my head is getting cold. I have grey wool coat fabric.
Made band and crown. Lined it with stuff. Sewed stuff on it.

This goes really fast, and I only got to photos at the last step (covering up seams on the side with wide fancy ribbon, purchases long ago at Treasures of the Gypsy at SewExpo (long retired)

The ends need covering. I have a lot of this ruler trim from the last days of Pacific Fabrics.
I sewed the edges with the raw edge pinked and out,

But I don't like the raw edge flange top.
I love the derpy expression on my face, but the profile of the hat, no.  If it's going to flange at the edge, the body of the hat below it shouldn't be bulgy. I need a different shape for the body.

So, get out the ripper!

I'm going to get a handle with flames on it.


Bias trim inside to cover edges and provide a little structure (the hat equivalent of a sleeve head)

And okay. Still not what I'm looking for, but it's fun and warm and cost nothing but time and remnants from the stash.


  1. You're on a roll now. Don't get me started...I can hardly wait!

    1. I love making hats. They take tiny yardage, add scraps and bits, nothing has to match or be washable, try to use restraint. Or don't.

  2. I strongly feel this is something the Doctor would wear.


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