Jeanne beret - DIY pattern
Jeanne beret - DIY pattern
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Jeanne beret - DIY pattern

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Vintage-inspired pompom beret

This is a 70s inspired retro beret, a new version similar to the one worn by Anya Taylor-Joy in the series The Queen's Gambit! This is our favorite model, which is suitable for all ages. Composed of 6 darts and a pompom, it is finished with a lining and a grosgrain ribbon. The Sewing Grosgrain Ribbon video will guide you through this step.

Difficulty level: beginner

Questions and answers

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How do you choose your hat style?
A round or square cap? A wide, raised or narrow brim?
Which cuts and shapes suit you and which ones don't?
It's by trying on several styles of hats, paying special attention to the cuts and shapes that enhance your body type (height, shoulder width, neck, face shape...) that you will cultivate your personal style. Dare!

How to take the measurement of the head circumference.
With a tape measure, go around your head 1 cm above the eyebrow (see video Measuring a head circumference).
In the absence of a tape measure, take a string and transfer the measurement to a ruler.

What if my hat is too small?
Sizing up a sewn hat is difficult.
The seams located at the head entrance need to be undone and redone:
1- check the pattern's head circumference measurement
2- respect the width of the seam values
3- pull the thread normally when finishing the hat or sewing the grosgrain ribbon (pulling too hard will shrink the hat).

What if my hat is too big?
This is easier.
Sew a new grosgrain ribbon by spreading the excess hat over the length of the ribbon.
Sew by pulling normally on the thread.
Pulling a little too hard on the thread is also a way to shrink a hat that is a little too big (when finishing the hat).

What fabrics should I choose to make a hat.
Choosing the right fabric is an essential part of making a successful hat.
It should be a little thick, fairly stiff and easy to sew.
To look for:English embroidery, cashmere, chambray, hemp, denim, boiled/woven/felted wool, gabardine, linen, fleece, cotton poplin, twill, ultrasuede, velveteen, corduroy, tweed, twill...
Silk should be avoided because it is sensitive to the sun.
Leather is not a fabric but it can be perfectly suitable.
To be avoided: stretchy and too light fabrics.

What do you press the seams of a hat with?
Straight seams are normally pressed on an ironing board with an iron.
Rounded seams are pressed with a jeannette or with the my chapo pressing tool (see video Pressing a rounded seam).

Can I wash my hat?
It is not advisable to put a hat in the wash as it may warp, shrink and in addition, it will be difficult to press.
For the same reasons, it is not advisable to dry clean a hat.
For a light cleaning, remove the dirt with a damp cloth and mild soap. Rinse. Let dry.

What tools do I need to sew fabric hats?
You need to have everything you need to sew: a sewing machine, iron, ironing board, pressing tool (jeannette or my chapo), fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, needles, tape measure, thread and fabric.


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Free shipping on orders over $125 for Canada
All of our items are shipped from Montreal, to anywhere in Canada, the United States and most countries around the world. Please allow a maximum of 7 business days before your order is ready to ship.

Environmental commitment

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We are committed to the environment and are working to preserve it.Your purchases are sent in a box made of recycled cardboard and the other elements (tissue paper, stickers and ribbons) are compostable.

Also, if you want to recycle fabrics you have at home, we offer you the possibility to buy only the patterns of our hats!

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