It's Fun to Make a Hat, a complete course - 1940s hat making book PDF

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The ultimate hat-making book for the home milliner, published in 1944.

Helene Garnell was a milliner to the stars (for example, Greta Garbo, Ingred Bergman), and this booklet is her complete 129-page milliners course.

Contained inside:
- two basic hat patterns, with which she shows you how to alter into a myriad of 1940s fashions (the sailor and calot),
- 17 chapters that describe the complete process for the home milliner, including how to copy another hat, working with straw, foundations and blocking, setting up your work room, basic silhouettes,
- 84 drawings and illustrations by the author.

This listing is for the above PDF pattern, available by Instant Download (in the Purchases section of your Etsy account).

Due to the size of this book, I have split the file into three:
- Chapters 1 to 5
- Chapters 6 to 10
- Final Chapters

This listing is for the above PDF pattern, available by Instant Download. I can also email it to you instead if requested.


*EU Customers*
Special note for my lovely EU Customers - if you'd prefer a custom listing for an emailed pattern to avoid the Digital Goods Tax (VAT) please send me a message with the patterns you would like before purchase.

*Public Domain*
All my vintage patterns are out of copyright (public domain). Public domain means you can make anything from the pattern to sell (just please don't resell or pirate the PDF, thanks!).

*Pattern Notes*
These patterns have been pre-loved down the through the years, and original owner's names and notations may be visible on the scans. All my patterns have a faint watermark (sorry).

*Using the ePattern*
You'll need Adobe to open the file. I can also email you the file if you wish, just PM me.
Stuck on some of the knitting terms or instructions they used back in the day? I’m happy to provide technical support to the best of my ability xx

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Sep 7, 2016 by Jenny Nagel
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Oct 29, 2015 by Gillian Holden
Not only is this book informative, but it's a fun read too. And I definitely recommend SubversiveFemme's store. Great communication, outstanding customer service, I couldn't be happier. Thank you! :)
May 11, 2015 by Morgana Creely

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