steve stanley wrote:Yeah,but sew it to fit so it's a hatband....Just tying it is a renactorism......IMHO!
Amen.... The way I was shown how to make hats was by blocking a crown and brim seperately then sewing together, the hatband on the outside would cover the join and the lining on the inside would do the same. Trouble is using 2 blanks, adding a lining/sweatband will push up the price and most 'nactors, who have lived in a hatless society most of their lives, don't think of hats as important bits of clothing.
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