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Re: Italian men's hats from 1490's

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  • HL Caitlin nic Raighne
    Thank you for your suggestions. I will look for felted hat blanks. Since I live within 30 miles of the Stetson hat factory in St. Joseph, MO I think I just
    Message 1 of 5 , May 24, 2012
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      Thank you for your suggestions. I will look for felted hat blanks. Since I live within 30 miles of the Stetson hat factory in St. Joseph, MO I think I just might need to go up there and check out their remnants. :)
      Caitlin

      --- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "Charles" <unclrashid@...> wrote:
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      > IMO, They are probably felt blocked on a hat form, but it is also possible some styles were knitted and then felted (that's how they make berets).
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      > But I have faked them with black boiled wool cut in both the ways you describe. It helps if you find a wool that can be easily shrunk with steam from an iron, you can add a bit of curve to places where it's needed.
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      > Rashid
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      > --- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "HL Caitlin nic Raighne" <caitlinnicraighne@> wrote:
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      > > I have a question on the construction of Italian men's hats circa 1490 decade. The hats look like little beanies. Is it the general consensus that they are made by piecing gores together for the top, or is it a flat top pieced to a band (like the women's toques from earlier times, or are they formed wool/felt? I would like to make one of these, but am not quite sure of the construction methods of that time period. Any help would be appreciated. I have uploaded two pictures into the photo album Caitlin nic Raighne's ideas.
      > >
      > > Thank you for the help.
      > > Caitlin nic Raighne
      > >
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