Ring in the Vintage New Year (Day 15): Vintage Bowler Hat Pattern



Today concludes our "Ring in the VIntage New Year" pattern giveaway -- but no worries, we have lots more to come! Book giveaways, book sneak peeks, new book announcements and more free vintage pattern giveaways! Now, on to today's pattern ....

Today's vintage pattern is a bowler hat. Clean and crisp in style, with straight forward instructions for making. There are only 3 pieces to this pattern; however, two of the pieces were too large to print on one page. So Pieces 1A and 1B go together to make one piece and Pieces 2A and 2B go together to make one piece.

I recommend printing the pattern pieces and tracing them on tissue. The pattern pieces provided are in PDF format and actual size. Note that the "on fold" edge must be placed directly on the fold of fabric and the fold must not be cut. The arrow indicates lengthwise grain of fabric.

For more vintage millinery techniques and patterns, please click on the book covers above. Also watch in the next coming months for more books containing hat patterns from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s! 

PDF pattern pieces are directly below with materials and instructions following. Please feel free to email us or post your finished photos -- and remember to Ring in the New Year by resolving to "add a little vintage to your day!"

Bramcost Publications

Pattern Piece 1A

Pattern Piece 1B

Pattern Piece 2A 

Pattern Piece 2B

Pattern Piece 3

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  • 1/15/2011 11:17 AM Rita C Jackson wrote:
    I love this page!!!!
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  • 1/15/2011 11:08 PM mary kay wrote:
    I love that the joyful cockiness of the past will be part of my future
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  • 1/25/2011 11:36 PM scrapbooking paper wrote:
    What a great find! My husband wears a hat everyday and I think this style would fit his personality perfectly. With him having served in the Navy I know this will be a sure hit. I think I will even make one for myself as well.
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