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I edit a newspaper (Frankly Speaking), and I was discussing with a fellow editor how we might make Frankly Speaking-type swag to -er- inspire people to join us. So I ...
Use something bigger than your head, like a big mixing bowl. Cut out one circle.
Measure around your head. Measure around your fabric circle. Calculate (fabric - head) / 6 = the base of the triangle you will cut. Calculate head / 6 ...
Sew up the triangle edges. This will form your hat shape.
Don't turn the hat right-side-out yet! Get a straightedge and trace across the top of the hat, opposite corner to opposite corner. They should all cross in the ...
Turn hat right side out. Turn raw edge under and sew.
Cut two crescents out of fabric. But wait! If you want to embroider them, do it first. I did, and these crescents are not the ones I used. ...
Sew the crescents together at the outer edge. Also cut out a crescent of cardboard and put it in there. Iron the raw edges inside and sew the ...
Put the brim on an edge of the hat and sew those together.
Look how pretty that is! I will also make one out of newspaper when I get some newspaper. Oh! And if you add a cloth-covered button to the ...
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