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Spouse is making hats! And I'm helping. Here is a wool tweed pillbox style hat she sewed out of some scrap wool from another project. It is lined with linen. The wool was pretty easy to work with. This a style is called a pilleus Pannonicus, or a Pannonian cap and was common in late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

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Acorn cap or 6 panel cap Spouse made me. This was another pretty popular style of cap in the early Middle ages. There have been several bog bodies with this style of cap. It's more of a Northern European, barbarian style. The chrome tan leather is a modern material. It should be oil tanned, but I don't have any of that.

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Now we're trying to make the Pannonian cap, pill box hat, out of linen from one of my old shirts I got at the thriftshop. I wore the collar right through so we're repurposing the very nice purple fabric. Here are some pics of the pattern making process.

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We failed like 3 or 4 times on this linen hat so far and now we're almost out of fabric. I'm making a cardboard hat form so we can sew more accurately to shape. I hope. We'll see how it goes.

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is finally finished! The last worked! Pro-tip: make your pillbox style hat out of wool. It's a much more forgiving material than linen. You have to be quite exact with the linen, thus the need for the hat last. Non-direct eye-contact in one picture.

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@ewankeep what a hat!! holy shit you can just MAKE hats

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@ewankeep omg i LOVE THIS i feel like if you put a short brim on the front this would be the next big thing in cyclefashion caps

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@t54r4n1 We haven't made a casquette (cycling cap) or a baseball cap yet. We tried to make a wide brimmed cycling visor in hi-viz yellow, but kinda failed. Maybe another try.

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Cardboard laquered is very persistent. Then you got two hats...

@ewankeep the hat looks so pleasing and fits so well

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