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Dawn & Gill

    40s Napoleon Style Hat 

    Indulge yourself with a 1940s hat! An elegant retro vintage shaped hat, perfectly suited to include an optional feather trim. A simple hat which can be made fancy. Make it from from fabric, felt, straw or velvet, pile it high with with feathers, ribbons, bows, fruits, flowers or even beads. Pin on on with hatpins, and wear it at a jaunty, fun angle. A 1940s fabulous Make-do-and-mend wartime hat.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern or the Original Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

    Size Guide

    Size: 23” (58.4cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread

    Fabric Amount Guide

    Size: 23” (58.4cm)

    36” Material: 3/8 yd.
    54” Material: 3/8 yd.
    Lining 36”: 3/8 yd.
    Canvas 27”: ½ yd.
    or Scraps of Material.
    1” Petersham Ribbon, ¾ yd.
    Head size, 23” (58.4cm)
    1/8” seam allowance.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Velour, Flannel, Suiting, Tweed, Velveteen, Moire, Pique, Taffeta.

    This hat can be made out of a discarded coat, jacket, skirt or dress.
    See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level


    What You Will Receive

    If you select a Paper Pattern, you will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions and a full colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive in a clear re-sealable envelope for easy storage. If you choose to purchase the original pattern, you receive a piece of history which may include age related wear and tear.