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Re: How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters

I very much want to make a cloche-style hat (with slight covering for my ears, and a brim that is slightly raised in the back at the nape of the neck) out of a slightly shrunk pure cashmere sweater.

I love the 20's style form fitting cloche hats with a curved brim at the nape of the neck. . The slight raise in the brim at the nape of the neck allows the wearer to tip the head back without the action 'lifting' the whole hat slightly off the head, as this action uncovers the ears a bit, and allows cold winds into the ear.

That is the problem with all hats, unless they have those dangling ear flaps!

Any one have a pattern, and tips on cutting precious cashmere?