Every swashbuckling buccaneer needs a beloved pirate hat to complete their outfit! The tricorne hat, also known as a three cornered hat, is the classic pirate hat. This style of hat was popular during the late 17th and 18th century, then referred to as Cocked Hats.
Tricorne hats have a rather broad brim, pinned up on either side of the head and at the back, creating a triangular shape. The hat is typically worn with the point facing forward.
Your hat can be made from felt and accessorized with decorative trim, feathers, hat pins, buttons, ribbon, tulle, etc. Directions are given for making a rosette medallion also known as a Cockade.
Historically, cockades were used on hats to help identify or associate the wearer to a particular group or position. Cross Bones artwork is included to make an iron-on patch.
This PDF sewing pattern can also be used to make a Cowgirl Hat by cocking two sides or a Cavalier Hat by cocking only one side of the hat brim. It’s so easy you will want to make more than one.
Recommended Fabrics: Felt Sheets, Braided Trim
-2 Sheets 9” x 12” Felt or 1 Sheet 12” x 18” Felt
-7/8 Yard Trim per row for Hat Brim (1/4” Double-Fold Bias Tape or Decorative Braided Trim)
-1-3/4” x 13” Iron on Interfacing Medium Weight, for use on thin felt -Optional
-2-1/2” square of Iron-on Adhesive (HeatnBond lite) for Cross Bones Patch -Optional
-For Cowgirl Hat add an additional 21” of trim for neck tie and two 1/8” Eyelets (trim should fit through eyelets)
-10-1/2 Inches of 1/8” wide Elastic
-12” x 12” Square Fabric
-Rosette Medallion (Cockade): 6”-10” of Lace (1” wide)
-10” -15” of Ribbon (3/4” wide)
-1 Decorative Button (1/2”- 3/4”)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 17 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!
I've made this hat pattern several times, for different themes & is now my "go to" hat pattern.
A little more involved than I had thought but I got it completed. For Halloween my granddaughter was Disney's UMA, from the Descendants. They bought the outfit and hat I made the wigged hair and attached it to the hat for her. She is still playing and dressing up, so I made the hat and wig for the American girl truly me doll Grace. It is adorable, I'm sure she will love it.
I made the pirate hat, twice. They look great! I do suggest premium felt, it's worth the price. I plan to make more!