1. Choose your fabric
You will require two colours, one for the outer layer of the hat and one for the inner layer. You can wear cotton on one side and canvas or denim on the other side to make it comfortable and stylish.
2. Cut two 8-inch (20.32-centimetre) circles
You need to cut out a circle from each fabric. This circle will be the top of the hat. You will need a seam allowance of ½ inch (1.27 cm). If your head is small, you can cut out a smaller circle. Similarly, if you have a bigger head, you need to cut out a bigger circle.
3. Cut the body pieces
You require two 12” x 3” (30.48 x 7.62 cm) rectangles of fabric. There should be a total of four rectangles of fabric.
If you want a bigger hat, please make a four-inch (10.16 cm) wide rectangle.
If you want to cut a large/small circle, cut out each rectangle to measure half of the circle.
4. Cut the brim pieces
You need a total of four pieces of the same fabric, two of each fabric. These fragments should be three inches wide. Their inner curve should be 30.48 cm (12 inches) long, and the circumference of their outer curve should be 18 inches (45.72 cm).
If you need wider margins, please trim the arches 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) wide.
If you want to cut large/small circles, please align the inner curve of the edge with the length of the adjusted rectangle.
5. Consider cutting some fusible interfacing
If your fabric is very thin, you can add some fillers or interfacing. Cut the interfacing ½ inch (1.27 cm) smaller than your previously cut pieces. Then iron them to the opposite side of the fabric. This should be done only to one part of the fabric, either inner fabric or outer fabric.