This is a soft, unstructured little hat that shows up on and off throughout history (especially when “history” is being portrayed on a stage). It’s easy, it’s fast, and it can be done up entirely on a sewing machine.
This sort of little flat cap, with a proper (stiffened) brim shows up on and off throughout history. It’s easy to put together, and a smarter look than a Biggins for the ren-faire crowd.
This is a more tailored version of Ye Olde Floppy Gathered Hat. This is a great hat for merchants, or for French or Italien male characters, I think. I don’t like it as well for women. (That’s purely a personal bias.)
The Floppy Gathered Hat is a rather unstructured, lower-class looking hat. There’s nothing pretentious about it, especially when it’s made up in a soft fabric.
The Basic Brim Pattern is a quick and easy method to get you started drafting hat patterns that will actually fit the head they’re intended for. It’s not classical millinery – it’s more of my own little sneaky cheat. It’s the first step in many of the hat-making directions you’ll find here.
For those of you out there who do Rev or Civ war stuff, this might come in handy. It’s basic, … More
This charming little headcovering is a northern version of the Simple Caul, seen in a number of flemish paintings. Like … More
The Biggins Hat is a hat comprised of a Band and a Gathered Crown. Renfaire lore says the name comes … More
The Toque is a hat comprised of a Stiffened Brim and a Cartridge Pleated Crown. The following instructions assume that … More