1940's Wide Brim Hat Acc40-1178
Acc40-1178; 1940's Wide Brim Hat
2-piece hand-drafted pattern originally by Ladies' Home Journal, 'This is one of the easiest hats to make-and one of the loveliest, too. It has a crown that ties around, bandeau fashion, and a droopy, flattering brim. The original, which was designed by a famous New York designer of hats, was in black taffeta-lovely to wear with printed summer frocks'. One may eliminate the brim altogether to create a turban.
This design was originally published in 1936, so I also consider this pattern part of my 1930's collection.
The sizes printed on the pattern require 1 yard of 44/45" fabric with no nap and an equal amount of crinoline (buckram).
Head size 21-1/2" to 22-1/2" with instructions on how to re-size the pattern. Measure your head with a cloth dressmaker’s tape about ½” above your eyebrows where the hat will rest. If you are without a tape measure, use a piece of string and measure it against a yard stick. Err on the larger size if your measurement is not exact. See diagram.