This hat is perfect for strolling the decks of the Titanic or wandering the gardens of Downton Abbey. The pattern is surprisingly easy to make, with complete instructions to transform an ordinary 9″ straw hat into this elaborate creation.
The brim of the hat is covered with a fabric that gently tucks around the edge, and the inside of the hat is completely lined. The crown of the hat is edged with a pleated ruffle made from coordinating fabric. Silk flowers, tulle, ribbon, and an ostrich feather complete the elegant look.
There are special techniques for creating the pleated embellishment which you can see here, and there is also a complete video with step-by-step instructions of the hat-making process.The diameter of the brim is 9″, and the crown is 4″ across; it fits your American Girl perfectly.
If you would just like to purchase the straw hat, it is available here.If you would like the pattern for the entire “Afternoon Stroll” outfit it is available here and the “Edwardian Fancy” gown is available here.
Please Note: You may make items to sell from the pattern, but please recognize Crabapples as the designer. If you do not sew, but would like to custom order a garment or hat to be made in your fabric or mine, contact me for a price quote and a custom listing.
This pattern is made to fit the AMERICAN GIRL® dolls as well as other 18″ dolls of similar size. I am not affiliated with AMERICAN GIRL® or Mattel®.