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Project

Reversible Hat

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download the templates. The adult hat measures 22 inches around (fits a medium size); the child's hat measures 21 inches (fits ages 6 to 10).

  2. Step 2

    Wash, dry, and iron fabrics.

  3. Step 3

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    Print and cut out templates for hat brim, side panel, and crown. Lay templates on first piece of fabric, trace with marker, and cut out. For a stiffer brim, lay brim template on fusible interfacing, cut out, and attach interfacing to wrong side of brim fabric.

  4. Step 4

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    With right sides facing, machine-stitch center-back seam of side panel with 1/2-inch allowance. Press seam with iron. Repeat with brim.

  5. Step 5

    With right sides facing, pin crown to side panel. stitch with 1/2-inch seam. Trim seam allowance to 1/4 inch, and notch to ease curve.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat steps 2 through 4 using second piece of fabric.

  7. Step 7

    Returning to first fabric, pin brim to side panel, right sides facing, aligning center-back seams, and stitch with 1/2-inch allowance. Notch seam to ease curve.

  8. Step 8

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    Repeat step 6 with second fabric, but leave a 4-inch opening.

Reviews (7)

  • Edith England 26 Jul, 2014

    Okay, this is a really, really bad pattern. I'm sorry but its SO bad. Basically, the pieces don't fit together properly and you do want that in a pattern really. I've sewn lots of patterns, I know how they are meant to work. This is just dire. Don't waste the fabric, thread or ink spent printing this. Move on.

  • sewjody 22 Jun, 2014

    Having been warned by the previous reviews, I did decide to make a muslin to test this pattern. The pattern was not well marked for placing the pieces together (well established by others), but I did get it together. The pattern needed many measurements to be re-established to even fit together. The fit was so poor that I will not be completing the project with fashion fabric. Good luck to anyone that wants to try this pattern. Be prepared to waste your valuable time.

  • serenityalone 3 Jul, 2013

    Once you print pattern,lay out numerically (1-1, 2-1, 3-1 etc) and match tabs. (I taped mine to a sunny window to do this)
    The window trick made it very easy!
    Pattern could have easily been made simpler!!!
    Hope this helps!

  • MimiB168 26 May, 2013

    Now, I'm not a experienced sewer, but wow, what a horrible pattern! I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how the brim should be put together (I've never liked puzzles). If anyone has any words of wisdom on how things go together, please share! Also, step 8 is totally missing. I found the complete pattern in the July 2011 issue (hope that helps someone). I told my daughter I was going to make matching sun hats for her, her sister & myself, but now I may have to eat my words. :-(

  • bvd123 24 Apr, 2013

    I have been a seamstress for 50 years and have never come across a pattern so ill designed. Come on Martha, you can do better than this.

  • susiecat 3 Apr, 2013

    Step 8 is missing- found in the magazine article to finish the hat.

  • sewing nut 20 Dec, 2012

    There doesn't seem to be any instructions about getting the two hats together as one!