This iconic cap originated as a traditional Native American garment that was adopted by European trappers and frontiersmen. Oddly enough, the hat was never very popular because most colonists saw it as too uncivilized. Even the most famous frontiersman of the day, Daniel Boone, preferred to wear a wide brimmed felt hat. The heyday of the coonskin cap didn't actually come until the 1950s, when Walt Disney ran it's television series "Davy Crockett" immortalizing the folk hero in a coonskin cap.
This simple pattern is made with three pieces and requires no additional trims. A great beginners project and the ideal finish to any 1950s outfit in which you want to capture the spirit of the day.
This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl® and other similarly sized dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Hat and Tail in fake fur or real fur. Lining in light weight cotton, silk, or polyester lining.
-Hat ~ 1/6 yard (1/6 m)
-Lining ~ 1/6 yard (1/6 m)
-Tail ~ 2-inch by 5-inch
Skill Level: Easy
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pattern fun and easy to put together. so cute finished
My brother and I both had Davey Crockett hats. They were authentic ones and I think we showed the inside where it read AUTHENTIC as much as we enjoyed wearing the outside. I was always more comfortable with my hat and gun at my side, then called a Tom Boy. I didn't like my dolls nor playing with them. Now I have quite a collection of dolls (catching up). I am looking forward to making this cap as I restore my Davey Crockett doll. Thank you for this pattern.
What a great accessory! Not only is this a must to go along with the Fringed Frock outfit but it would be a great accessory for any boy doll. I remember playing cowboys and indians and explorers growing up in the 1970's. I think every kid on our block had one of these Davy Crocket hats and we all wore them as intrepid explorers. Wouldn't your doll want one too?
A quick sew and perfect accessory for the Fringed Frock outfit, also by Thimbles and Acorns. I have my outfit on a boy doll, but this cap makes it look like your American Girl doll is an American Boy doll. Covers those pie-bangs. It's a great accessory, too, for your 40's dolls who want to dress up as Daniel Boone. Sewn with scraps of fake fur. Use the leftover fur to make collars and cuffs for another project!