Slouch Hat

* scrap felt
* long gold bead to represent badge
* needle and thread for stitching it together
* leather strip for chin strap
* narrow ribbon for brim

1. Cut from felt - two crown pieces and one brim
2. Stitch the two crown pieces together, using either back stitch or overcasting stitch, leaving the flat side open
3. Turn the crown inside out (stitching inside)
4. Stitch brim to crown using either back stitch or overcasting stitch
5. Turn up one side of hat to form slouch and sew the bead in the middle to hold in place
6. Push crown down in middle
7. Add leather strap underneath to form chin strap and ribbon for hatband

Source GiA - April 1996.

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