Thursday, April 17, 2014
My summer version of the hat.
http://blog.bozontee.com/tutorials-anleitungen/anleitung_cloche/. The instructions are not in English, but this is not a problem as you can translate them if need be. The pattern is not sized, so there is only one size. My head is a little large and I found the hat to be quite comfortable. So if your head is a little small, you will need to reduce the sides of each triangle. My suggestion would be to make a muslin of the crown, try it on and see how it feels. Just remember that you will be adding a brim and the seam of the brim will reduce the interior circumference of the hat, in other words, make it a little smaller. You don't want the hat to feel tight on your head.
A few notes on the pattern.
A grainline has not been provided. Grainlines are important on a hat, so fold the pattern piece in half and draw in the grainline as you see in the picture below.
The seam allowances have been included and they are 3/8". I suggest trimming the seam allowances down to 1/4". Also, mark the seam allowance at the tip and place a dot there. Be sure to transfer the dot to all 6 of the pattern pieces. Sew to the dot and not to the very tip of the triangles. I did not interface the crown of my hat. You can if you would like.