New Pattern Time! 1940’s Hats + How to Tie a Turban Video


I just finished up another new pattern!  YAY!


I’ve called this one the 1940’s Hat Wardrobe because that’s pretty much what it is!  It’s got all your basic 1940’s hats needs covered.

Perfect vintage hats to fit a variety of situations.  The beret and fedora look great with suits and separates.  The looped turban is dressy enough for dresses.  The wrapped turban is a great option for sportswear or for the WWII factory working gal.


I made the beret out of a wool/rayon felt I bought at a local quilt shop.

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The fedora is also made from felt.  The decoration was my invention- the original pattern calls for just a simple tied ribbon.  Perhaps if you want a blog tutorial I’ll show you how to make this trimming.

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I made the looped turban from a vintage taffeta.  This one is super fun!

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The wrapped turban is perfect for the WWII Home Front!  I made mine from a reproduction quilting cotton with little kitty cats on it.

Thanks to Fat Quarters Quilt Shop for stocking such darling fabrics and great felts!

 If you think tying a turban is beyond your skills- it’s not!  They’re really simple, especially when you sew the base from the pattern.  Check out the video that I made that shows you how!

You can buy the mailed, printed pattern here, or if you’d rather print it yourself at home, you can buy the e-pattern here.

Happy Sewing!

2 Comments on New Pattern Time! 1940’s Hats + How to Tie a Turban Video

  1. Wacky tacky
    January 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm (10 years ago)

    What a beautiful pattern and beautiful hats. I particularly love the taffeta turban!! It reminds of a very similar hat that my grandmother always had hanging from a hat stand.

  2. Siri Andersen
    January 31, 2014 at 7:10 am (10 years ago)

    These are so cool!! You have an obvious hat-head (looks good in any style ;) )
    I wish hats could make a proper come-back. I love them, but cannot help feeling slightly silly or overdressed wearing them. I usually ignore these feelings :)
    Thank you for another great pattern!

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