Added Jun 23, 2010
by Galadriel F
Leeds, United Ki...
Modifications from the Burdastyle tutorial:
I did not line the crown; I thought it would be too hot for baby’s head. Instead, I finished all seams in the crown with bias tape. This also helped to stiffen the crown a little: the material I used is quite light.
I originally sewed the two outer brim edges together, turned inside out, and top-stitched before attaching to the crown. However, I decided that the brim was too wide, so I ended up cutting off a little and zigzagging around, like in the tutorial. I think my original brim was nicer-looking, but the now it’s the right width.
I also interfaced all four of the brim pieces before sewing any seams.
I know there was some question as to how the brim in the tutorial was drafted. I can only say how I did mine: measure the circumference of the crown (mine was 48cm), then divide by 6.28 (which is 2 times pi) to determine the radius (mine was 7.64cm). Draw out a half circle using the radius for the inner brim, and then draw an outer circle of the preferred width (I chose 5cm, so the outer half-circle was 12.64cm). Instead of making a full half-circle, I cut off one end at a slight angle to make the brim more floppy. I added an illustration, to make things more clear.