Three Straw Hats! 18 inch Doll Clothes Accessory Pattern

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Love the look of a straw hat, but can't find one you like to fit your doll. This pattern, by Thimbles and Acorns, will show you how to create three different types of doll-size straw hats from a single ladies size paper raffia straw hat. Use half of the brim of the hat to make a Summery Sun visor with an elastic back that will be perfect for day at the beach or a summer picnic. Want to do a little historical costuming? Use the other half of the brim to make a Soft Crown Regency Bonnet. Finally, reshape the crown of the hat to make a modern looking Somerset hat or a 19th century Poke Bonnet. All these hats are fairly easy to make and a great way to repurpose used paper straw hats.

This pattern is designed to fit 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®.


Suggested Straw Goods: Summery Sun Visor can be made from the brim of a braided paper raffia straw hat or visor. 100% paper raffia is recommended, but paper woven with a fine polyester fiber can work as well. A lightweight real straw can be used, but may be more difficult to work with. Woven straw is not recommended for this project. Soft Crown Regency Bonnet can be made from the brim of a braided paper raffia straw hat, visor, or placemat. 100% paper raffia is recommended, but paper woven with a fine polyester fiber can work as well. A lightweight real straw can be used, but may be more difficult to work with. Woven straw is not recommended for this project. Somerset Hat or Poke Bonnet is made from the crown of a braided paper raffia straw hat. 100% paper raffia is recommended, but paper woven with a fine polyester fiber can work as well. Real or woven straw is not recommended for this project. And adult size crown was used for this pattern, but a child size crown yields the best results. Suggested Fabrics: Summery Sun Visor Trim in light to medium weight cotton fabrics. Not suitable for knits. Soft Crown Regency Bonnet in light to medium weight cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Interfacing for Somerset Hat or Poke Bonnet in medium weight muslin.

Bonus: This pattern is featured in Sewing With Cinnamon. Join the full sew-along as we make these three hats together, the videos are available to view for free at any time for SWC members.

Supplies Needed:
Fabric:

  • Summery Sun Visor - 13/4” x 14” piece of fabric
  • Soft Crown Regency Bonnet ~ 12” x 20” piece of fabric
  • Somerset Hat or Poke Bonnet ~ 12” x 18” piece of fabric


Notions:

  • Thread
  • Summery Sun Visor:
  • Eight inches of 1/4” wide elastic
  • Soft Crown Regency Bonnet:
  • Twelve inches of cotton string or 1/4” wide ribbon
  • Twenty-four inches of 1” wide ribbon and assorted embellishments
  • Somerset Hat or Poke Bonnet:
  • 4” - 5” Terra Cotta flower pot for crown mold, plastic containers of similar size and shape will work as well, DO NOT use metal containers
  • 8.5” x 11” piece of paper
  • Tape
  • Rubberbands
  • Strip of undyed cloth, about 2” x 12”
  • Fabric Starch, purchased or homemade (see page 6)
  • One yard of 1” wide ribbon and assorted embellishments


Tools

  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Safety pin

 

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern #1810-03 PDF Pattern for 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®

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