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Added Oct 19, 2008

by soysauce

Oakland, Califor...






First time working with really thick fabric like wool felt. Cloche hat from Eugenia Kim’s book Saturday Night Hat. I altered the pattern to make it a little bigger so as not to de-pouf my hair, the brim longer & less “flippy”. Maybe I shouldn’t have done the last two alteration, because now the back of the hat hits my neck everytime I look up. I trimmed the wool felt’s seam alowance to remove bulk, but now I can’t get the seams to flatten. (Also the top part is not completely round. Boo..!) I cut the cotton lining according to my pattern, then the wool felt slightly larger to accomodate the bulk. I was happy to find that it worked nicely at the edge without bunching or stretching the lining! The dots are matching up only at the seam shown here, the other seams didn’t match, but I don’t intend it to be reversible.

Material Notes

Red wool felt from eBay for outside. Black polka dot cotton lining for inside. I just love the Black/White + Color combination! Flower is something that I’ve got from eBay when I bought a vintage dress, it’s made of satin & grosgrain ribbon.





thegildedbee for inspiration.

Eugenia Kim’s book Saturday Night Hat

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    Jul 1, 2009, 07.22 PMby rhendrawati

    i want one too. cuteness overload!!!!

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    Nov 26, 2008, 12.26 PMby mchats

    very cute, from one hat maker to anotherwww.mchats.etsy.com

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    Oct 21, 2008, 07.28 PMby mmmrphs

    Gorgeous! I want one!

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    Oct 21, 2008, 09.29 AMby thewestover

    eep! That is so adorable!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 04.28 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Aww, I’m flattered! Your hat is veddy veddy cute! One of the things I do to get the seams more ‘even’ is to do a slightly narrower seam allowance, and trim the wool seams to 1/4 in. or skinnier once I’ve sewn them, and then I press the daylights out of them so to get the proper shape. When you use wool felt you can block it till it’s just right. :) (lots of steam :) )

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    Oct 19, 2008, 09.35 AMby amy-jade

    This is pretty cool:), something different. welldone! xx

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