How to Sew a Vintage Military Style Hat
A vintage military style hat is the perfect accessory to complete a utilitarian style look. Follow the below tutorial by sewing expert Miss Libby Rose, who has provided the pattern, as well as a video tutorial to guide you through.
Fat Quarters » x 2Download Military Hat Template (Top) Download Military Hat Template (Side)
Cut out fabric and interfacing as pattern states; 2 x tops and 2 x sides.
Apply the interfacing to the fabric.
Fold the long sideways pieces in half lengthways, and create a crease with your iron.
With right sides together line up the crease on the longer side with the point at the peak of the hat.
Pin and sew the outer fabric from the centre back peak point around to the front point leaving the excess fabric dangling at the front on both sides. Do the same for the lining but this time leave a 4-6cm gap in the side.
Notch around the curves and iron or steam the hat.
Top tip! You can roll up a hand towel inside the hat to add depth so it is easier to steam out any creases and create crisp edges.
Place the two hats inside each other with right sides together, and sew the raw edges together ensuring you keep following around the excess flap at the front.
Notch and clip edges again, and turn through to the right way.
Press and roll out the edges and the front flap too.
Make it nice and crisp (use your hand towel again to roll up inside when ironing).
Try it on and create a overlap at the front.
Hand sew on the button over the front flap to hold it all together.
Hand sew up the hole left in the lining.