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
A simple little caul is an elegant touch for a fashionable lady of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries. They can be crisp and serviceable, or sumptuously decorated.
This charming little headcovering is a northern version of the Simple Caul, seen in a number of flemish paintings. Like … More
A beret is, well, it’s a beret. They’re useful for a variety of fashion and theatrical situations, and more modern periods of historical re-enactment. This is one method for making them, though certainly not the only one.
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