Pashmina Suleyman (below, in the only clear photo of her known to exist) and her partner Kutchima (AKA Koochie Mama), the famed Uzbeki spies, wear these to blend in with the San Francisco natives during intelligence-gathering missions. They are often mistaken for wizards, but that is silly because wizards aren't real.
You COULD, of course, wear a hat of this style if you were dressing up in a wizard COSTUME. That would be silly too, but in a good way.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
- a half yard of some fabric or other
- a half yard of stiff interfacing
- a small amount of polyfil or other stuffing
- optional decorative trim
- sewing machine (you could sew by hand if you had to)
- measuring tape
- pins are helpful but not vital
Step 2: Hat base
Cut a right triangle from the interfacing, by folding one corner to meet the opposite side, and cutting along the fold. Fold the resulting triangle in half and stitch from the point downwards to form a cone. Put the cone on your head. It should come down somewhere between forehead and nose level; trim it so it doesn't come down much below where it sits on your head, and you can see properly.
Lay the cone on your fabric, with the seam next to one edge, and cut around the bottom leaving about an inch of seam allowance. Roll the interfacing cone over towards the adjacent side of the fabric to cut the other half. Stitch a cone of this as well.
Step 3: Hat base, cont'd
Trim the tips, and turn the cones inside out. Fit the interfacing cone inside the fabric cone and stitch them together near the base of the interfacing. See pictures!