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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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    Jun 21, 2010, 09.40 AMby princmay-1

    Love it! :)

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    Jun 21, 2010, 06.50 AMby keren

    What a lovely hat! Great for summer! Thanks for the tutorial! :-)

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      Jun 27, 2010, 01.06 PMby sul-sar

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    Jun 21, 2010, 05.32 AMby xnickerxje

    I just spent the weekend trying to find a wide brimmed hat with no luck. I am soooo glad you posted this project! Can’t wait to make several! :)

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    Jun 21, 2010, 03.17 AMby marvage

    Love this! I am seeing it in navy with tiny white polka dots. Must try this!!!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 11.43 PMby smallone

    Brilliant guys thank you!!!…I have the worlds smallest head which means kids hats for me usually…all desirable fashion hats are mostly one size fits no-one and end up sitting on the bridge of my nose…always wanted a wide brimmed one, and have admired the Trina Turk ones (http://www.trinaturk.com/p/7688/c/270/Shade-Hat.aspx) in cool fabrics so will most definitely be giving this s try.

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    Jun 20, 2010, 11.26 PMby beaver

    yaaaaay:) i just bought a floppy wide-brimmed navy blue straw hat a couple weeks ago and wore it to the beach on friday and I LOVE IT. and talked about wanting more this is PERFECT:) thank you from a pale, easily-burnt beach bunny:)

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    Jun 20, 2010, 11.06 PMby gaviccaabri

    I love it! This is a must do! Thanks!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 10.02 PMby Jodi Wade

    I have been wanting to make a hat for a while. I was going to use another pattern but this hat has a much nicer shape. How did you make the pattern for the brim though?

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      Jun 20, 2010, 10.55 PMby Dani Restercher

      I can imagine that the circumference of the head bit is measured and halved to make both pieces then how much you want the brim to extend out measured and another half circle.. if you understand?

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      Jun 20, 2010, 11.39 PMby Jodi Wade

      But it’s not a full half-circle…. I was wondering if there was some kind of logic behind the curve that they got.

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      Jun 20, 2010, 11.50 PMby jackie lozano

      Yes, the curve… how did they get that? If you make it a full half-circle, then the brim just sticks straight out.

      Burda – please let us know!

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      Jun 20, 2010, 11.54 PMby Dani Restercher

      I get it.. It’s less because it pulls the sides up and down.. so the circumference of the inner circle would be correct, but the outside isnt perfect so it doesnt stick right out and is forced to curve a little bit giving the floppy sort of effect. Kinda like a reverse ruffle maybe?

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      Jun 21, 2010, 11.36 AMby ichigogirl

      I think I’ll make a mock up brim in half-stiff paper to make the pattern, I don’t really get the instructions on the brim either… but it shouldn’t be too hard to invent!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 09.52 PMby ginasophia

    very cool!! I cant wait to try this out

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    Jun 20, 2010, 08.44 PMby Dani Restercher

    That’s really cool!! Not sure it’d suit me but don’t need much fabric so it’s worth a try! Thanks for the instructional. :):) happiness! Cheeky question: is this early – so there won’t be anything tomorrow :)

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    Jun 20, 2010, 08.18 PMby sunnyb64

    I’ll definitely have to give this one a try— I burn so ridiculously easily!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 08.16 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Seems simple enough. Don’t know why I never thought of making hats before… Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 07.52 PMby ghainskom

    First tut in a long time. Very nice surprise. Thanks!

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