13 April 2005

Grey Viking Hat Complete

I finally finished the first of the grey wool Viking hats. I'd made some really basic mistakes, ie forgot about sewing order, that helps to get a nice meeting of the seams at the top. It takes about an hour to cut out, sew and finish the seams of a hat. Then add two or three hours for the tablet weaving to complete a hat. But they do look good. If you didn't want to do tablet weaving you could do some nice embroidery around the bottom for a nice effect. The other thing I am thinking of doing is making one with the seams finished in herringbone stitch. I know this was done on tunics, dresses and coats, but not sure about hats. I think it would look cool.


how do you make this hat, the wool section? Do you have a pattern?