Before You Begin:
- half a yard of premium felt (or other material for hat)
- sewing machine
- hand-sewing needle, thread & pins
- *optional: starch (I used Sta-Flo liquid starch)
First, you can download the pattern pieces in this step and print and cut them out. The hat I made is for a head size approximately 21 1/2 inches. If you need to increase the hat size, you can do so by adding material to the ends of the pattern pieces. This tutorial here
on increasing or decreasing a hat size pattern may help you.
The large flower on the hat I created was made from an online tutorial and free pattern download here
. Thank you so much to Joy Kelley for the pattern for the beautiful felt camellias!