4 Different Styles


Supplies Needed for All Hats

*Wonder Under fusible webbing

*Lightweight fabric

*4”X6”blank index cards or paper of that thickness, any size.

*heavy and thin-bonded tacky glue


*lace, trims, flowers, feathers


*silk ribbons

*fine netting

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Style #1

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Making the Project

*Fuse the webbing to the back of the material you chose to use.

*Cut in sizes to fit your index cards or other paper.

*Peel off paper backing of webbing. Fuse to one side of cards and then the other side. Be sure to take time to iron out the wrinkles. Both sides need to be smooth. {remember to use dry, no steam, setting}

*Trace lightly with pencil the first pattern on top of the fused material. Carefully cut out.

*For Hat # 1…Roll section B around a cylinder object such as a large dowel, glue stick, etc. forming a curved shape.  Dry fit it to section A, marking about where to glue the excess length to form a cylinder of section B. The bottom of section B must fit exact to the circle opening of section A. Clamp with clothespin and wait till dry.

*Glue section B to section A, using heavy tacky glue.

{a little tacky glue goes a long way…a sure way to make any project look messy is to use too much glue of any kind so use it sparingly}

*Glue section C to the top of section B. You might have to trim excess material off so there are no overlapped areas. Cuticle scissors work great since they are curved to go around these edges.

*This is the basic hat form. From here you can use your trims, flowers, feathers, pearls, beads, etc. to embellish the hat. Flowers can be of already purchased flowers, paper, or modeling compound flowers. Trim with embellishments around where A, B, and C are glued together.  If you need ideas, check online for pictures of hats or maybe some old magazines from the time when hats were popular. Libraries are good sources for them.

Style #2  

The other patterns below are the same instructions as above with a couple exceptions.  Of course you will need to follow the above steps with ironing on material, cutting out, etc. 

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Style #2 does not have a cylinder shape in the middle. So the circle fits on top of the brim after the brim is glued together.  You can also use a contrasting color of material for the circle.


Style #3

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  Style #3 is a Bonnet.  You will need to roll Part A and B making them curve to fit with each other. (Please see picture to see which sides fit with each other. Glue all these sides together. This one is a little tricky and harder to glue. You may have to use rubber bands to hold it in place while gluing.


Style #4    

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Style #4  is the easiest one of all…it is a cap hat…just glue it together at the marks and decorate.


Some Hints

*Always allow for drying time. Trying to finish a project without the glue being dry will leave marks of glue over the material of the hat or any project.

*A little tacky glue goes a long way…a sure way to make any project look messy is to use too much glue of any kind so use it sparingly.

*Sharp scissors are an important tool. If yours are dull, take the time to have them professionally sharpened.  Call your local fabric store and find out when they will have someone there to offer sharpening in the store. Many fabric stores, like Hancock’s have someone to come to the store for promos. Of course, they do offer it so they can get you in the store, but no one said you had to buy anything…lol

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