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Regardless of what Phil has to say, I’m feeling like winter is never going to end (I mean, 6+ more inches in the forecast for us tomorrow?). Since my winter coat has become a permanent fixture on my body lately, I was looking for some ‘fun’ accessories to spruce it up and decided on… a hat! While constructing a hat may seem daunting, there are a number of books, patterns, and tutorials that can simplify the process. One of my favorites? Saturday Night Hat: Quick, Easy Hatmaking for the Downtown Girl. Even though this title has been around for awhile, it has some great basic styles to get you started, fantastic tips, and inspiration on sprucing up some vintage finds. Looking for a few more ideas? Check out this article from DIY Design – not only are there lots of styles to think about, but links to tutorials and patterns to make them up.


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    Sep 24, 2016, 03.49 AMby teamkulango2016

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    Feb 11, 2011, 05.38 PMby heidilea

    I love hats! I have a few vintage ones and my favorite winter one is a man’s hat, olive green with tyrolean styling (I think it was made in Italy for the Austrian/German market). I’d like to make myself some cloth and knitted hats.

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    Feb 11, 2011, 06.49 AMby lauriana

    I bought ‘Saturday Night Hat’ last year, after having read a favorable review of it on a blog. I was disappointed by the book because it only contains a few actual hat patterns, most of which (beret, newsboy cap) can be found just about anywhere for free. Most of the book is rather about decorating hats, and I’m a no-frills kind of girl….

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    Feb 8, 2011, 08.42 PMby lublu

    Thanks for the links! I have just made my first cap, and now that I have realised how easy it can be, I am itching to make more and more…!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 07.13 PMby popbabe7

    Will definitely check it out- I love hats but thought it would be too hard to sew. So I only make little knitted hats…

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    Feb 8, 2011, 07.44 AMby kraftykatina

    Oooooh! I’ve made two trapper style hats from my own pattern! The first one was a super dud but the second one came out soooo awesome! It is, however, child size. I still need to work on making my patterns come out to the proper size. I’m going to try something different and springy next though!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 11.16 PMby aerianaeve

    I would LOVE to be able to make my own hats. Hats are one of my favourite accessories, yet not one I use very much since you’re not supposed to wear them indoors. But if I had a fancy hat, I could totally wear it inside. Thanks for the links!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 06.53 PMby vintagegal

    Wow, very timely. I am making a turban today, from a combination of info from Burda members previous posts. Very helpful! I am also in the middle of making my first fascinator-waiting on the feathers to arrive in the mail. The Threads website has a free pattern, and multiple articles on making the fascinator, by John Koch. I’ll post my (hopefully!) successful projects soon!

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