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SparkleHorse
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« on: September 28, 2005 08:35:50 AM »

I saw this woman once a while back with a hat made of ribbon. It was pretty pinks and oranges, mostly grosgrain ribbons. I never managed to catch her to ask where she got it.  A few months ago, there was a similar hat on display at the salon where I get my hair cut, but it was for kids.  Long story short, I never found the maker of those either. I've searched the internet. I've polled friends and trolled Craftster. Does anybody have a clue how to make/where to buy such a hat?

I want to make a hat of ribbon.  It would be shaped like this hat (which is a tweed mens hat from LL Bean, but this is the shape):

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&categoryId=18275&sc1=Search&feat=sr

...and made of ribbon.

I've never made a hat before, either.

I turn to you, Craftster Goddesses and Gods. 

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 12:57:54 PM »

You could try to fit a knit pattern for those hats and knit with ribbon

OR

you could find a hat that you like and cover it with ribbons (w/ fabric glue).  You know, use it as a base.

Those are the only options I could think of.  Try googling it and see what you come up with.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 01:00:55 PM »

with my recent adventures in buckram you may want to try:
making the hat in fabric, adding on a heavy interfacing/bukram, and then covering it with ribbons, using the original fabric hat as a liner.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005 01:29:19 PM »

that might work eulalia... 

the originals looked as though the maker had started sewing ribbons in an oval for the top and then overlapping down the sides, but I don't remember the brim architecture.

how does one properly size a hat such as this to fit one's head? as i said, i'm new to haberdashery, but this particular chapeau has me searching for ways to make it happen. 
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