I got a 4 dart hat pattern from McHats on etsy.com. The pattern is easy and the instructions are great! Thank you McHats!!! I am almost finished - since hats are simple to construct. I decided to go with a tweed-like purple fabric and for the lining I have a wool crepe de chine. It really looks lovely together. I can't wait to finish but Simpsons came on and I need a break!
I decided to outline the pattern with chalk to make more accurate cuts.
This is the lining completely cut.
Here is the fashion fabric completely cut. I had to use a disappearing marker for the outlining since the fabric is loosely woven.
This is the lining brim sewn to the lining crown and the outer darts sewn together.
This is the fashion fabric brim sewn to the fashion fabric crown. You can see the lining lying with the fashion fabric, to get a better clue as to how the final project will look!
I came to a halt after this step since I need to figure out how to sew the inner dart and finish the brim. I will be ironing the seam allowances and connecting the lining to the fashion fabric. I will need to learn how to finish the brim for a sophisticated finish!