When you get caught in a downpour, sometimes an umbrella just does not cut it. A rain hat will keep the drops off of your head and protect your hair from getting soaked. A rain hat is a simple project that you can whip up in an afternoon.
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Things you need
- Sewing machine
- Vinyl fabric
- Lining fabric, cotton
Visit a Website where you can get a free downloadable hat pattern or purchase one from your local sewing store. Most patterns have three parts -- the brim, the top and the sides.
Lay the pattern pieces on your vinyl fabric, pin into place and cut the pattern out of your fabric.
Repeat Step 2 for the lining fabric and the interfacing. Iron the interfacing onto your liner to give it some extra stiffness.
Sew the side pieces of your vinyl fabric together along the short edge. This will form a ring of fabric.
Pin the top piece of vinyl to your side ring. Sew along the edge to attach the side piece to the top.
Sew the brim pieces together along the short edge. You will now have a circle of fabric. Pin this circle to the top part of your hat.
Stitch the top part of your hat to the brim.
Repeat Steps 4 to 7 for your lining fabric. You will now have two hat shapes. Place your lining hat into your vinyl hat with the raw edges inside.
Line up the hats so that they are fitted well together then pin into place.
Stitch the lining to the vinyl by sewing around the edge of the brim with a decorative zig zag stitch.
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