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Bird's Nest Hat or Broad Brim Sun Hat for Child or Adult

A digital sewing pattern by ElsewhenMillinery

Sew a Bird's Nest Hat or Broad Brim Sun Hat

This intermediate sewing pattern provides you with the opportunity to create two unique hat styles. The first style is a wide-brimmed sun hat, perfect for shielding you from the sun's rays. The second style is a flipped-up bird's nest hat, inspired by the fashionable headwear of the 1910s, as seen in the popular TV series "Downton Abbey" during its second season.

Sew a Bird's Nest Hat or Broad Brim Sun Hat

You can immediately download this PDF file, which is compatible with both 8.5"x11" letter-sized paper (USA) and A4 paper (European standard). Inside, you'll find a comprehensive set of cut-out pattern shapes catering to various sizes, accompanied by detailed illustrations guiding you through each step of the project. Additionally, the file offers valuable sewing tips, a list of required notions, fabric recommendations, instructions for measuring sizes, links to a printable measuring tape, translations of hat sewing terminology in multiple languages, and coupons for your next Elsewhen purchase.


Not only will this pattern assist you in creating your desired hats, but it will also equip you with sewing and millinery techniques that can be applied to future projects, enhancing your overall understanding of hat construction.


The key to this hat is maintaining a cylindrical shaped crown without collapsing. This can be achieved by using stabilized fabric and inserting brim wire into the circular seams. Hat sizes: 19"-25" measuring around the head above the ear (toddler to adult large).



 


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