BirgitBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I've searched the interweb but it seems I'm in need of the one thing you can't find on it!

Since I'm about as artistic as a slice of bread and want a smurf hat for our belated work halloween party, I was looking for some pattern for it. Can anyone help? Advice, patterns etc will be very welcome! Otherwise I'll just have to rely on the blue bodypaint...
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SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
It's called a phrygian cap. Find out more here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap

And get a pattern here:

https://housebarra.com/EP/ep06/16cap.html

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SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Actually, you might be able to pick up an old felt hat (a Fez or Trilby) and use steam (to stretch), hot water (to shrink) and an iron (to shape) it in to shape. You can change the shape of felt quite a lot that way, and I think it would work smile There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

BirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
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Posted:
wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Thanks, Sym!! hug "vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
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AurinkoBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Sym, I'm getting more and more impressed by your practical knowledge. Seriously a swapped test-playboy, set free by NOn, idolizing the tea fairy; Dragosani spiritual freedom agreement reached 18th Sept 2006

alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:
i was puzzled as to why sym knew where to get smurf hat patterns ubblol

SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I'm sure there are many other things that, but one reason is that I have been dressing up as a Tudor for the last 15 years, making my own costumes. You just pick things up, I guess smile There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

The FadeSILVER Member
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Posted:
so i have a hat that was in a bag while traveling and of course got all fuffled out of shape. the top has seemed to come back to being almost good... but the brim is still a lil bent and makes it look silly.. are you saying i could just iron it?? eek

and all this time i could have been wearing my favorite hat!

thanks sym! ill love you forever. (in a platonic kinda way) We walk light Down the wires Higher than weather baloons Empty hearts on fire...

pineapple peteSILVER Member
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Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
if its the hat im thinking ant, you may be able to fix it with kettle. using the steam to soften the fibres, bending it into shape, then fixing it up.

that what i do for my black hats anyway smile

cheers, pete hug "you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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SymBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Yes, a kettle is good, but a steam iron can be good as well There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees