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« on: January 10, 2012 10:36:59 PM »

Hi all,

This is my first completed clothing post, but I'm really proud of it and wanted to share. I love hats and wanted to have a go at making my own. The pattern for this cloche was from the book 'Staurday Night Hat' by Eugenia Kim. It was simple to follow and easy to customise the fit. It is handsewn using my growing stash of fat quarters which give it a casual, squishy feel. Now the pics:


action pic, side one: brown with teal polka dots


action pic, side two: green trees. It looks like I don't like this side, but I do.


Not as flattering pics of it not on a person.

As I said, I like this pattern, it has a subtle shape and short brim and is reversible. My hat is floppy because of the fabric but I'd like to try it is a stiffer fabric, like a wool felt to see if that gives it a different shape and feel. This is my first handsewn hat so I'd love any comments or criticism.

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012 12:00:13 PM »

Your hat is pretty wicked!  Very impressive for a first piece of clothing, and especially for being hand stitched.  I like that its reversible too, so its like 2 hats.  I think I like the green trees side the best, but the brown looks really good with your hair.  And polka dots are ace.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012 10:33:30 AM »

nice hat .... i'm trying to locate more info on non-crocheted hats on craftster, but no luck.  I have nothing against crochet hats, except that i don't know how to crochet.  I've searched and searched.  I've made several hats.  I would esp like to see a tut for a man's hat.  thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012 10:24:07 PM »

I love it! I wonder how it would be if you lined this type of fabric with simple flannel? I know that is used for quilts sometimes, or used to be. Although just going for the wool looks like a good plan too.

Good job!

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012 01:57:45 AM »

nice hat .... i'm trying to locate more info on non-crocheted hats on craftster, but no luck.  I have nothing against crochet hats, except that i don't know how to crochet.  I've searched and searched.  I've made several hats.  I would esp like to see a tut for a man's hat.  thanks.

I can recommend the book 'Saturday Night Hat' for nice, simple instructions for ladies hats.

Thanks for the compliments. I'd like to make a felt one eventually as a winter hat, so I'll let you know how it goes.

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