This hat pattern has 5 sizes and will work for many hats. It can be used to make several Restoration period hats (1600's) as well as many from the 17 and 1800's and of course, Edwardian Titanic hats and modern sun hats. Because some Men's top hats do not have an arched brim this pattern can be used to make top hats as well as the low crowned version called a 'Muller-cut-down' popular in the 1860's, a hat very similar to a Boater. Below are some pictures or drawings of hats that can be make with this pattern and the simple modifications that may need to be made to the pattern to make those hats.
Edwardian Boater, Titanic Hat & Modern Sun Hat

This pattern can be used to make most hats that have a straight sided crown and an oval shaped brim. You can make anything for a Gainsburough hat to a tricorn. The pattern lets you choose the height of the crown sides and the size of the brim as well as the placement of the head opening. As an example the Titanic hat below has the head opening rotated 90 degrees from normal and also off center, which gives the large up sweep on the right.
The dunes in Provincetown, MA, late summer 2004. Model Michaela Grey. 19" Corset by C&S constructions, matching boater by Lynn McMasters, photos by Karen ©2004 Michaela Gray.
Santa Cruz, California Fall 2004. Model Gail Nichols. Hat and photos by © 2004 Lynn McMasters

Prospect Park, September 2004.Model Michaela Grey. 19" corset by C&S constructions, oversized Edwardian picture hat by Lynn McMasters , all photographs © 2004 by Frank Carbonar

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