I made another one! This time for Stashlet.
Having had a bit of a ponder on how to construct this hat, I hit on the idea of bias binding - not round the edge of the brim as previously mentioned, but round the brim-crown seam, like this...
I have to say the inside of this hat brings me great joy.
Using this method makes a reversible hat - you could even put bias on both sides if you wanted. Unfortunately I was too clever and sewed a name tape into the crown, so this particular hat is not reversible, but the orange+spots combo is so fabulous I may have to make another one.
Here's what I did:
- sew brims together and top stitch
- sew crowns and tack together
- create sandwich of bias binding (wrong side out) + brim (right side out) + crown (inside out) and sew all together
- turn up bias and hand sew edge to crown (but through one layer only)
If I do this method again, I'll try to take photos of the sandwich bit because I'm not entirely sure my description is clear.
ps. fabrics all from Ikea except the bias which is some I made from an unidentified fat quarter a while ago.