Hi Everyone! Are you ready for another Miniature Millinery topic? This month, Shari Fuller is joining us again to share her knowledge and expertise as we jump back into the the world of teeny tiny hat making!As a reminder, all of the coupon codes, download links, and monthly bonuses can be found in the Sewing With Cinnamon Bonuses section.Here's a bit on this exciting topic from Shari:From their humble beginnings as simple shepherds caps throughout Ancient Europe, berets quickly became a common and practical form of head wear among peasants. This smart little cap eventually attracted the attention of soldiers, artists, and aristocrats alike, transforming the common beret into a symbol of strength and style. Shepherds made the first berets by felting and shaping the wool that was readily available to them. Today, berets are fashioned from a wide range of materials in a variety of styles.This month, we will look at ways you can make your own variations of this wonderful little cap. The topic will be divided into a 4-part series:In part one, we will do a sew along of Liberty Jane's 6 paneled Newsboy Cap and Beret pattern.In part two, we will show you how to tailor your favorite beret pattern to get a professional fit and finish.In part three, we will show you how to add a hat band and a few embellishments to a basic beret pattern to give it a whole new look.In part four, we are going to show you how you can easily resize ANY sewn hat pattern to customize the fit for your favorite doll... or person.The Newsboy Cap & Beret Hat Sew-Along The Newsboy Cap & Beret Hat Sew AlongOk, now let's jump into the sew-along! Follow along as I show you how to sew both the Newsboy Cap and the Beret Hat for 18" dolls. This pattern has just been updated and the download links were sent out last night to anyone who already purchased this pattern in the past. If you don't have it yet, then this is the pattern we recommend you use this months coupon code for!This hat is super easy to sew and can be made from a variety of fabrics. I'm using a sweater knit for the Newsboy variation and a sparkly sequined fabric for the beret. For both variations, I'm using a poly-blend lining and have applied some Fray Check® to the edges to keep things sized properly (tip from last months topic!). That wasn't too bas, was it? This is such a fun and easy project to make! It's a great accessory for a variety of outfits and styles! I hope you'll jump in an sew up a hat or two!