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As a custom boot maker, I could not bring myself to wear a hat made of polyester during the holiday season.  After Christmas this last year, I needed a different hat to keep my ears warm that did not have the holiday styling.  I reworked my "Santa" pattern to create a new one.  I am a great fan of all things antique, including the styles that pop in and out of fashion. Here are instructions for my second version shearling hat.

Step 1: Materials

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There are not many parts to this hat. 
-Shearling -about half of a small fleece
-Soft leather - about one square foot
-Scrap wool blanket - about one square foot

Very few tools are necessary.
-a sheet of newsprint for patterns
-measuring, marking, and cutting tools
-your favorite way to sew
              (mine happens to be a treadle powered Singer sewing machine made in 1896)
Barlow.H.T3 months ago

neat instructions neat looking hat too

cokecola5 years ago
A hat like that would be great for as cold as gets in north central Nebraska.
scoochmaroo5 years ago
The talcum powder in step 3 is a great tip!
bootmaker (author)  scoochmaroo5 years ago
Thanks, I wish I could claim it.  This method of marking is an old bootmaker tip for laying out the tops.
cokecola5 years ago
Cool hat Kyle.
fultron895 years ago
The mustache says "I killed and skinned whatever the hell my hat is made out of with my bare hands."