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Topic: Winter/Snow/Ushanka hat  (Read 8148 times)
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« on: November 18, 2010 08:26:48 PM »

I always wanted a Ushanka hat. I had some fur in my inventory and decided to use them. The white-ish fur is imitation yack fur (in NYC fabric destrict, only one store sells it and it cost me $40/yd) and the other fur is some sort of nice thick black fake fur. Both soft and of great quality.

Unfortunately I pulled this together during the NYC heatwave during July.

Pattern Download: http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/209/e/8/Ushanka_Pattern_by_Biothief.jpg

It's basically done in 2 pieces, the outter shell (the black fur) and the inner lining (imitation yack fur). After measuring out the fur (about the size of my head), I placed the layers together (right sides facing each other), fold & pinned, placed the pattern on top and cut.

When working with fur, keep in mind two things
1: Wear protective googles cause the little pieces of fur will get into unprotective eyes
2: While sewing (easier to start along the ear flaps), pinch the edges so that the grain of the fur lays sideways and flat, to lessen the bulk on the seam.

I left the top unsewn to fit the depth. After I flipped the piece right side out, I placed the hat on my head, sized the depth and pinned a separate round piece(measured to the circumference of my head), then sewn closed. Also did the latter for the outter shell but hand sewn.

I think I made the flaps too long, though.

Can't wait for it to really snow and freeze. Enjoy!!!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010 02:35:37 PM by Biothief » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010 11:31:27 AM »

Oooo, I love it!!!  Of course $40 yd. is way out of my budget for anything!  Shocked
I wish I could read your instructions better.  This would be perfect for MI winter.  Smiley

I am currently in the hospital, i apologize to those who's swap items will be late, but I am not flaking!  I WiLL still send!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010 02:42:17 PM »

I didn't realize that the pic doesn't upload a bigger version. Sorry about that, I modified my post to include a readable version. Enjoy!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010 10:01:42 PM »

you made it look so professional!
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010 06:00:07 PM »

I was looking for a hat like this.. but i couldnt find any that i actually liked.. But this is ADORABLE!<3 Awesome job(:
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