1927 Cloche Hat In Two Styles

1927 Cloche Hat In Two Styles

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Sized to fit a 22-1/2 Inch Head - This 1920s reproduction sewing pattern features a hat in two different styles for a formal or informal look.  The black hat is more casual, with a narrow brim that is turned up at back, and a softer, less fitted crown.  The beige hat  is more tailored - the crown being made of several sections, with a decorative band replacing the brim.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:  Black Hat - Velvet or Felt
                                                 Beige Hat - Felt With Grosgrain Ribbon Trim

Black Hat       
20 Inch Wide Material (Without Nap)                   7/8 Yard
36 Inch Wide Material Without Nap                      5/8 Yard
72 Inch Wide Material (Without Nap)                   5/8 Yard
27 Inch Wide Crinoline (Velvet Hat Only)            1/2 Yard
Trimming Band - Ribbon - 1-1/4  Inch Wide        7/8 Yard
Beige Hat       
36 Inch Wide Material (Without Nap)        3/8 Yard
72 Inch Wide Material (Without Nap)        1/4 Yard
Ribbon For Band - 1 Inch Wide        7/8 Yard
Ribbon For Band - 2-1/2 Inch Wide        1/2 Yard
5 Stars
Great Pattern - Intermediate Skill Level
I made the beige hat (in felt and grosgrain ribbon) and found it relatively easy. Some points to note for improved construction 1. Don't follow the number sequence suggested in the instructions. This is a commonly suggested method for 6 piece crowns and it is messy. Instead piece the 3 front pieces together, then piece the 3 back pieces AND THEN join with one continue centre seam ear to ear. Much simpler and it creates a professional look every time. 2. Do test this with a muslin first. Very important. 3. 2 1/2 inch ribbon isn't wide enough for the brim insert. 3 1/2 inches would just about be right. I stitched 3 x 1 inch pieces and it was slighty too small. 4. Use 100% wool felt, not acrylic, and not rayon. The results are worth the extra expense. 5. There is not pattern or instruction on how to line this hat. I just used the pattern for the crown and sewed it along the "fold" line so that it didn't have the extra fold that the external part of the hat has. 6. Have patience. This pattern looks great when it's complete.
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