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rjbuthead
« on: January 07, 2008 05:30:16 PM »

So I made this hat

http://zephyrstyle.com/f/delitepattern.pdf

sorry, I don't have any pictures, but there's a free pattern for ya.
I would like to block the crap out of the lace part, does anyone have any ideas how I would do that?
Lay the hat out flat?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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superchloe
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 07:21:19 PM »

I don't think laying the hat out flat would do you much good, since your finished product won't ever lay flat. I'd go to the craft store and get a styrofoam sphere of appropriate size and block it on that.
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Mnemosyne_LA
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 07:39:41 PM »

I've seen some people block hats on a blown-up balloon.
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superchloe
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 08:23:34 PM »

At first I was thining a balloon as well, but then I realised you'd have more control over it if you could pin it and oops, balloons don't really agree with pins. soooooo styrofoam ball for control!
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rjbuthead
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 08:20:50 PM »

Thanks for your help, everyone! It never even occured to me to get a foam sphere!  Cheesy
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cdngreenie
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 09:29:21 PM »

I used a large vase we had in the kitchen.

sure, at first, the hat was a little more fez-like than anticipated, but it rounded itself out on top pretty quickly!


I'd go for the styro ball too.   Cheesy
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redwitch
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 09:56:52 PM »

Buy one of those styrofoam heads people store wigs and hats on?
Or you could stuff something firmly. Say a plastic shopping bag stuffed with more bags or with fabric, very tightly, that would be easy to pin and dry fast also.

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