I have made a hat!
|Young Officer in a Zebra Coat, calling someone to give an account of his services. Galerie des Modes, 1789. Source.|
|Military cocked hat, late 18th century. Source.|
(The one I made isn't meant to be a military hat, so I hope the trim isn't too similar.)
|One side laid down. I don't know why I couldn't get a clear photo of this.|
|Pattern separating the layers, and the second side partly laid down.|
|Hat partly felted, with the brim cut open and the pattern removed.|
The crown is sitting on an upside down ice cream container here so I can felt the sides more easily.
|Here it is being dyed for the second time, because the first time it didn't come out black enough.|
|The hat after dyeing and before blocking.|
(Can I still call it blocking if it's a large can and not a bock?)
I did it in 3 steps to make sure things would dry in the right place.
(First the crown, then the back, then the front.)
|I pinked the edge, and then snipped out half the zig zags because the pinking was too small.|
|My box pleats came out a bit wonky and I blame the moisture from my hands.|