Birgit
Birgit

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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
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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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:It's called a phrygian cap. Find out more here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap
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And get a pattern here:

http://housebarra.com/EP/ep06/16cap.html
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Sym
Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
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

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Thanks, Sym!! hug

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Aurinko
Aurinko

hello!
Location: Amsterdam
Member Since: 1st Aug 2006
Total posts: 1034
Posted:Sym, I'm getting more and more impressed by your practical knowledge. Seriously

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:i was puzzled as to why sym knew where to get smurf hat patterns ubblol

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Sym
Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
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

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The Fade
The Fade

fading happily....
Location: melbournia australia
Member Since: 23rd May 2005
Total posts: 212
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)


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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125
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


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Sym
Sym

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Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Yes, a kettle is good, but a steam iron can be good as well

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