A Harris Hat

tweed hat

I made a hat from remnants of various Harris Tweed projects that have been languishing in my scrap box for the last few years.  Just a little project to ease myself back into sewing after the holiday lull.

tweed flower

The pattern is Vogue 8440.  I stole the idea of turning up the vent edges and adding the flower/trim from a review on PR, since it adds a lot of interest to this very basic pattern.

Harris Tweed hat

I chose to underline it with washed muslin, so it has a softer silhouette and feel than a felt hat.  I lined it with a heavy-ish rayon bemberg, and didn’t bother to put petersham ribbon around the interior band. I’ve worn it several times, and it’s so toasty warm!  It’s also super happy to repel snow and sleet and all other kinds of wintry precipitation.

tweed V8440

12 thoughts on “A Harris Hat

  1. A hat!! What a great idea for using scraps, but holy hot damn, girl, no one would ever know that’s what this was – all they would do is look at you and see the most classy, elegant woman – you look amazing, darling!! 🙂

  2. wow – and wow again – you look amazing in these pictures. This hat is just great, wish I had the pattern, I would copy this straight away!

  3. Fab! I love an item that’s made from bits and pieces that would otherwise lie languishing in a box somewhere – it’s like getting something for free. Your hat is brill!


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