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Summer Beach Hat

Added Jun 17, 2010

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






Wide brimmed hats are not only super chic and classy but are useful in keeping the sun out of your eyes on bright sunny days. We’ve created a tutorial so you can create your very own customized summer hat and look as lovely as Alden!

Alden wears BurdaStyle’s Fatina plus-size dress

Material Notes

1 yard of brown linen, fusible interfacing.



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Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian



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    Feb 19, 2017, 06.35 PMby Natalia Armata

    Does anybody know if te seam allowence should be added or its in the form already?

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    Jul 31, 2011, 01.27 PMby didije

    Este patron esta incompleto , no entiendo como corta la copa, explican mal.

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    Nov 12, 2010, 01.12 AMby Luana Morais

    Good night. I live in Angra dos Reis and I love your summer beach hat. How I want to do is? Thank You.

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      Nov 13, 2010, 09.34 PMby pamlynch

      Hi Luana,

      Click on the link that says “Get all instructions (PDF)” underneath the picture.

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.39 AMby westiemom

    can you explain the brim a bit more? I don’t understand how to measure to make pattern?

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    Jul 29, 2010, 03.33 PMby Amy Ickes

    Hi, I am new here and I just finished this project and I don’t know how to add it. Can anyone help me? I would like to give credit where credit is due! I so loved this project. amy

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      Oct 6, 2010, 09.37 PMby gaviccaabri

      Look at the right side of the picture, there’s a button that says “Add a project” from there you can do it, it’s a step by step thing.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 12.40 AMby Dani Restercher

    How do any members feel about this in a patterned batik? Overkill or funky?

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      Jul 20, 2010, 03.16 PMby gcamus

      batik would be great!

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    Jun 27, 2010, 06.44 PMby smalldose

    burdastyle, you are reading my mind! i have been looking for a summer hat for months now! can’t believe i never thought to make one myself until now… yay!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 02.13 PMby poopisan

    Making a leather one. Good luck to me!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 07.28 AMby enchantedalice

    Little girls like pink hats!!!! LETS MAKE THEM BREAST CANCER AWARENESSSSS!!!!!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 07.24 AMby enchantedalice

    Hey girls I have a challenge for you!!! Lets all make a summer hat in a unique way, be it simple or outrageous. Put as many Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons on that cool summer hat as you want and wear it to the market every Saturday… Wait, wear them whenever the heck you feel like it!!!!! Remember, PINK DOESN’T MEAN PRETTY!!! It means whatever your heart says it does.

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    Jun 24, 2010, 03.53 AMby katrena

    i like this hat. this is a hat that i would wear year round. i would make one for each of my favorite colors.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 11.38 AMby Galadriel F

    I made one really quickly for my baby, and put up an illustration of how I did the brim:


    I don’t know if there’s a better way, but this way worked for me.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 09.02 AMby gellyk

    Cool, exactly what i need. Definitly gonna make one.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 01.39 AMby mskirko

    Yay!! I need a new hat super bad!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 08.43 PMby mariejoe

    Looooove this hat !!!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 07.12 PMby cowgirl53

    nice tutorial! I do like the way the inside and outside are sewn together; can’t wait to try this. This hat could use some embellishment too. it would be much easier to find an old baseball cap that fits the way you like it, and use that as a pattern, rather than drafting the crown. For the brim, you want to fit the inside circle to the crown-I would sew the crown pieces together, then just set them on top of a piece of paper and draw a rough circle. you can refine it later with a compass or something round from the kitchen. Then decide how wide you want your brim, and draw another circle that far from the previous inside circle. I am going to make this hat; I need a full-brim hat just for a change of pace, since I have about 15 baseball caps. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cowgirl53/sets/72157604063204489/

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    Jun 22, 2010, 07.05 PMby Cafe Couture

    thanks so much for this tutorial! I’ll probably use it for a marriage hat

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    Jun 22, 2010, 06.03 PMby likejersey

    I had to read through the instructions twice to figure out how to assemble the hat, and noticed that in several places the instructions are incomplete and even incorrect. This project uses fusible webbing like wonder-under to fuse the lining to the self fabric. You could not do this with using just an additional layer of fusible interfacing as the instructions say.

    It would also be helpful to include more information on creating the hat brim pattern piece. Even if the measurements are variable some steps on how to use those measurements to draft the pattern are important.

    I will probably still use this tutorial to make a hat this summer – I’ve already burned once already.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 05.02 PMby mirela

    interesting way of joining the lining, I would have sewn it inside out, leaving room to turn it over, then hand stitch the rest, or do a bias edge, but I like the embroidery idea, and this finish sure is faster

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    Jun 22, 2010, 03.49 PMby squirrellypoo

    Nice! This looks REALLY similar to the hat I made last summer from the May 09 Burda magazine. :)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 02.16 PMby alisondahl

    I’m so glad you all are excited about the hat! Are there any other tutorials you would like to see on BurdaStyle?

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      Jun 23, 2010, 04.52 PMby smoothemeraldoasis

      Actually, yes, please let me know where I can get a pattern to make a Scandinavian style hat; my son wants one.

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      Jun 23, 2010, 09.12 PMby kblossom420

      I would love to see a fedora tutorial, if you can.

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      Jun 24, 2010, 07.07 AMby enchantedalice

      YES!!! I would like to see this summer hat with a Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on the back to cover your neck in the simplest or most outrageous way you can think of. Ask other people to do the same and lets see you all wear them to the market every Saturday!!!! I LOVE YOU LADIES!!! BE YOU!!!!! How many are we now?

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      Jul 10, 2010, 12.47 AMby Dani Restercher

      I think this is a really good idea to replace perhaps patterns or restyles and mix things up a bit. More bags are a definite, I love bags but it’s hard to make them, and maybe slightly daft stuff like hooded towels and accessories as opposed to clothes :)

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      Jul 10, 2010, 12.47 AMby Dani Restercher

      Also a top hat. !!! :D:D

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    Jun 22, 2010, 08.17 AMby sade-

    I’ve been looking for such a pattern for a couple of weeks already. Now I can make it!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 06.38 AMby lescreationsdemariefreefr

    très bonne idée ! merci !

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    Jun 21, 2010, 07.54 PMby holasoylulu

    great!! you look perfect!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 03.00 PMby mcphoon

    so timely, i have been wanting one for my mid yr beach trip in two weeks!!


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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.37 PMby mountainhoney

    YES! This is just what I wanted.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 02.23 PMby sunnilj9

    I do love the style! Gorgeous and sexy and perfect for summer!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 01.30 PMby carottesauvage

    Yeah!!!!!!!!Very cool! Thank you very much!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 11.19 AMby ichigogirl

    Burdastyle: YOU ARE MY HEROES! I’ve been looking for a tutorial like this, I really, really want a hat just like this one (I almost bought a similar straw hat in Marseille last summer, but at almost 200US$ and with a Ryan Air-flight ahead of me I didn’t find it wise), it’s gorgeous! Thank you so much!

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    Jun 21, 2010, 10.21 AMby verypurpleperson

    Such a lovely hat, perfect for summer! And Alden, you are sooo beautiful in these pictures!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 08.21 PMby alden

      :) thanks!

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