The Hat Book: Creating Hats for Every Occasion Paperback - 1993 by Juliet Bawden
This book draws on the ideas of the best young hatters to provide simple, step-by-step instructions for making a multitude of wonderful hats and hat accessories for every occasion, for every season, for every style, and for men and women. The hats featured involve a wide range of different techniques and materials, from luscious silks and satins to paper and wire. Every project, whether a complete hat or a simple adaptation or embellishment is illustrated with full colour photographs, You are shown how to make your own embroidered applique cap; how to steam and cut an unusual felt hat; how to make roses from silks, velvets and paper, how to create innovative headpieces from scraps of net and fabric; how to revive an old straw boater. From the same basic pattern you can create many styles of hat, simply by varying the fabrics and the decorations used to adorn it.