This book let’s you in to the secrets of hat making for men, saving you valuable time and effort in discovering the differences between making couture hats for ladies and hats for men. You’ll also learn some tricks of the trade which will help you create better and more varied ladies hats too. If you have never tried blocking-in-one, this is also taught here by means of our easy-to-follow, photographic guide. And if you’ve never used wool-felt, which is much stiffer and harder than the fur felt normally used for ladies hats, or worked with panama-type straw, all will be revealed on these subjects too – a very useful book which will add to your repertoire and enhance your skills still further.
The book starts by showing you how to make a wool felt hat, blocked in one.
Then goes on to show you how to make a man’s straw ‘capelaine’ or Stetson – made without the need for a hat block.
And finally, we show you how to make a men’s traditional black felt bowler hat.