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  Hat Making: Pattern for Brim

Hat Making

How to make a Hat

Equipment and Materials

Hat Frames of Fabric

Covering Frame with Velvet

To face under side of brim

Hat Crown

Brims Facings

Brim Pattern

Rolled Brim Pattern

Shirred Crown of Fabric

Frames of Neteen and Crinoline

Turban Frame of Neteen or Crinoline

Wire Frames Equipment

Tie the Wires

Brace Wire

Pattern for Brim

Sticks for Brim

Edge Wire

Collar of Brim

Square Crown Frame

Round Crown

Base Wire of Round Crown

Round Crown Finishing

Round Brim and Crown Pattern

Make the Round Brim

Color Wire Frames

Halo Hats

Halo Hat Headsize

Crown for Halo Brim

Hat Cover with Braid

Sewing the Braid

Braid Brim and Crown

Piece Braid

Braid Steps

Wire Covering

Hat Linings

French and Tailored Lining

Hat Trimmings

Hat Bows

Ribbon Bows and Knots

Tailored Bow


Radiating Buckram Pleating

Pompon Hat Ornaments

Hand-Made Flowers

American Beauty Rose

Ribbon Rose

Wild Rose of Silk

Foliage and Roses

Wired Rose

Blossoms and Poinsettias

Poppies and Morning Glories

Orchid Hat Ornaments

Ornament Hat Patterns

Blossoms and Sweet Peas

Violets, Daisies, Geraniums

Fruit Hat Decorations

Plums, Raisins, Grapes Ornaments

Mourning Millinery

Hat Shape Repair

Straw Hat Shape

Cleaning Straw Hats

Panama Hat Shaping

Buckram Frame Shaping

New Brims

Repair of Hat Coverings and Linings

Freshen Crepe and Feathers

Repair Ribbons, Flowers, Quills

Repair Wings, Lace, Malines

How to Make Your Own HatsL Pattern for Brim

Pattern for brim

Make a pattern the same as for a straight-brim sailor, being careful to fold the pattern in halves from front to back, and to crease sharply. Fold the halves into fourths and the fourths into eighths and crease. This is to determine the position of the wire spokes in the brim. The eight creases will correspond to the eight spokes in the brim; this is the correct number of spokes.

Headsize wire for wire frame

A wire frame needs two headsize wires, so cut two just alike, remembering always that the headsize wire is the most important wire in any hat, as the comfort of the wearer depends upon the measurements taken for this wire. Measure as for the headsize in a fabric hat, lapping the ends one inch, and tying them. Try on these wires and shape to fit the head. They should usually be elongated two inches.

Pin the headsize wire on the paper pattern, placing the joining on the back crease and the exact center front of wire on the front crease; next pin the sides securely, being careful to keep the wire shaped to fit the head. Allow one-half inch inside of wire and slash every half inch out to headsize wire. The pattern may now be tried on the head for any necessary alterations. The brim pattern may be added to or cut away.

Working measurements needed

Make a pencil mark on the pattern around the headsize wire. Before removing the wire, mark the eight different points where it crosses the creases in the paper pattern. Remove the wire from the pattern.

* Santa Claus hats *

How to Make Your Own Hats
Pattern for Brim on Hat Making
Design your own hats using our Hat Making instructions.  Students at fashion colleges go back to the classics creating old/new looks.  Lots of ways to be creative when making your own hats!

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