qui_ (qui_) wrote in egl,

How To Make A Sailor Hat

A little while ago I made a sailor hat. It's simple design so I though I would share.

Just a few house rules though, this is my own pattern and design, simple as it may be, but I would appreciate it not to be used to produce items for sale. Thanks.



Fabric: 1/2 m. I used craft cotton for mine because it’s just a bit stiffer but any fabric will do.

Ribbon: 2 m (You might have some left over but it is better to be safe the sorry.)

Cotton: Both colours of your fabric and ribbon.

Cut four triangles with the tops rounded to the point 5” high and 4” across.

If you are new to sewing cut your shape out on paper fist.

Take two, pin together and sew along one of the rounded 5” sides.

Join to another then the last to make a pyramid tipped box.

Cut a rectangle along the fold of your fabric (if you can’t just double the width) 15” High and 2 1/2” wide.

Unfold and mark where the ribbon stripes will be. Pin and sew the ribbon on to the outside of the fold.

Now refold and fold in the ends.


 Place and pin around the open end of the pyramid tipped box. When you reach the start fold under the excess fabric and place the end over start to make a band.

Determine where you would like to have the ribbon ties and pin into seem.

Now, carefully sew around pinned seems making sure you catch the ribbon ties and both layers of fabric.

Turn right way in and your hat it now complete.

And a photo for giggles.

This is my first tutorial if any of it is hard to follow or if I have missed a step please let me know.


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