A while ago, I saw this sailor hat in a local shop, but, when I went back hoping to buy one, they were sold out.
As usual, since then, I've resorted to attempt to DIY it. I've not yet experimented with it or anything, but, I was wondering... Does anyone have any tutorials or tips that could be helpful in creating a sailor hat like this? I'm not sure what sort of fabric would be best, nor what I could use for the visor.
Here's the hat:
Any links or tips would be great! Thanks!
You could make it out of cotton as they did or use fleece if you wanted to be able to wear it during winter
I would just measure the circumference of your head and make a strip of fabric that is that long with the width however much you want probably at least 3 inches. Take the measurement of your head and make a circle with the same circumference, that will be the top part. You will need sew the circle to the rectangular part along the edges, and then add ribbon or another rectangular part along the bottom of the white rectangular part that is the same size for the blue part.
I would put some sort of hard plastic inside the brim of the hat to keep it stiff, then just add buttons, braided rope, and a sailor patch! If this doesn't make sense I could draw it up for you.
If you have an old baseball hat you could probably modify it to make this hat as well.
I did a search for you. I may make one of these myself.
Here's an online intruction page for making a sailor hat. I don't know if it's the style that you wanted, but, hey, it's a sailor hat, lol.
Here's instructions to make a white, round sailor hat.
That's all I could find. Hope they help. You can always customize these patterns to get the exact kind of hat that you want.
OOps...I just now saw your link to the pic of the hat you want to DYI. It has a brim. The instructions i have links to above are for the rimless sailor hats...DOH....sorry.
So here's instructions for ones with brims.
This is instructions for a brimmed beanie hat...but you could change it to make the sailor hat.
Oooh thanks so much to both of you! I think I have an idea of what to do - I just need to get round to doing it. Thanks so much for the links, that's exactly what I was hoping to find!
You are very welcome Lauren, dear. Anytime.
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