This hat is perfect for strolling the decks of the Titanic or wandering the gardens of Downton Abbey. This PDF pattern is surprisingly easy to make, with complete instructions to transform an ordinary 9" straw hat into this elaborate creation.
The brim of the hat is covered with a fabric that gently tucks around the edge, and the inside of the hat is completely lined. The crown of the hat is edged with a pleated ruffle made from coordinating fabric. Silk flowers, tulle, ribbon, and an ostrich feather complete the elegant look.
There are special instructions for creating the pleated embellishment, including a video link. There is also a video link demonstrating the complete process of making the hat.
Interested in making the dress shown with the hat? Click here for the pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: Silk, Sateen, or Tafetta
-9" purchased straw hat with 4" diameter crown (or smaller size for smaller doll)
-1/2 yard woven cotton or satin fabric
-3/8 yard coordinating fabric
-9" x 9" heavy interfacing (optional)
-1/4 yard netting
-artificial flowers, feathers and ribbon
Skill Level: Beginner
What You Get: One 16 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
It was so much fun to make hats using this pattern. The u tube video was especially helpful too!
I haven't made this yet. I started on the parasol in my free time. I will let you know soon.
I haven't had so much fun sewing in a long time! I got to sew, use my glue gun and really get creative with this hat. The hat went together easily and was so much fun to do. My daughter had fun helping me decide which "goodies" to place on the hat and where. A great creative and fun project that combines sewing and crafting.