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Peter Pan or Robin Hood Hat Pattern
The example hat is made using inexpensive green craft felt. You could upgrade the project by upgrading the materials to wool felt which is probably more historically accurate for a woodsman of Robin Hood's era, but this will do just fine for a lower budget costume.
This hat sits a bit high on the head of an adult. It doesn't pull down over the ears and requires a hat pin to stay on if you plan to move around much. The smaller size does allow you to wear it at a fun jaunty angle though. After doing this project, I think the feather wasn't just for show. It probably was there to help hold the hat on the head. I'd strongly recommend doing a newspaper and tape version first to see how you like the fit. It should be easy to make minor fit adjustments from that.
Things You'll Need:
- Green Thread
- Large feather
- Paper to make a pattern
- Straight edge
- Make a pattern following the dimensions in the picture. The left edge is 11 inches high (28 cm). The bottom edge is 9 inches long(23 cm). to find the third point, go over three inches(7.5 cm), then up three inches(7.5 cm).
- Fold your felt, and put the 11 inch long edge of the pattern along the fold. Make sure there are two layers of felt under the whole pattern piece.
- Cut out along the pattern.
- Without unfolding the felt, sew together the two edges that are on the bottom in the pattern picture.
- Fold over the brim from the top point to the place where the seam changes direction.
- Cut two slits on one side of the brim to lace the feather through.
- If you like you can tack down the brim on both sides to help the hat hold it's shape.