Does anyone know what this kind of hat is called, or have a pattern for it? It doesn't quite look like a baseball cap (too shallow) and I'd like to make one for myself, but without what kind of hat it is, I'm not sure where to begin in finding a pattern. =/
Your tut is awesome, I'm fairly new to sewing, and it was a breeze for me. :3
Here's mine. Sorry for the crappy image, and the fact that it's a link. I'm a newbie poster, and I only have my webcam to take pictures with. ^^;; I used spools of thread to poof mine since I don't have any kleenex at the moment. http://pics.livejournal.com/hasu/pic/000gaf12
I don't know about heavier fabrics, as I generally work with cotton and/or silk, but I find it easy to take a safety pin and pin the start of my tube and push the safety pin through. The pin is easier to hold onto than the fabric would be so you can use it to pull one end of the tube through to the other.
If it makes you feel better, you have it turning in the correct direction to pass it off as a symbol of peace. The Nazi swastika wheels to the right, but yours is is left wheeling. You can just say it's hindu or buddhist :3