[singlepic id=232 w=240 mode=watermark float=left]This is my hat.
I have wanted a hat like this since.. well.. forever! I have always loved the look of this style of hat. On both men and women. It bring to mind images and feelings of mystery and spunkiness. There’s an attitude you must convey when wearing a trilby.
This style of hat has been becoming “re-popular” amongst many different style circles over the last year or two, in varying incarnations. But for me, I like it classic, and I love that I finally found one that fits my huge head. I found it at the Old Bus Depot Markets on our recent trip to Canberra. The best part is, it only cost me $45! It’s a good firm wool felt, but still nice and soft to touch. The best part about it being plain, is that I can have all kinds of fun making cute and sassy hat bands for it.
You could do a millinery course, and learn how to make a felt trilby. I made something similar last year, but with sinemay. But this really isn’t a cost effective option if you don’t have ready access to a hat block.
If you’re handy with a sewing machine, then I can suggest a pattern from Nicole Mallalieu Designs. It’s got great shaping, and size range (yes, even to fit my massive head). I have bought the pattern, and am on the lookout for some really nice material … I’m thinking something in red….