Added Oct 31, 2008
Albany, New York...
From an Amy Butler pattern, and the first hat I’ve ever sewn. The pattern is good, although the actual construction of these hats proved difficult due to the many layers of heavy-weight cotton and canvas interfacing. Sewing the crown together was the trickiest part (because of aforementioned layers), the rest was generally smooth sailing.
Notes: At a certain point in the directions it recommends that you try on the crown piece for size. When you do, make sure there is still some wiggle room because there will be at least another layer of fabric in between said crown and your head.
Also, if you are using light- or medium-weight cotton instead of home deco fabric, the pattern calls for making three interfacing brim pieces out of canvas… I made just two and things worked out fine and I think I saved myself from too much manhandling of the project and machine-jam frustrations.
quilting cotton, heavy canvas
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