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In order to reduce the amount of weight on his head, the ‘turban’ is a padded doughnut of cloth wrapped in strips of fabric.
The ½” increase it size did the trick. The hat fits!
I’ve decided to go with an extra ½” to the circumference. If it’s too small there’s nothing to do, but if it’s a little too big I can pad the brim.
The main shell is done, but it still needs lining.
Well, that sucks. I ended up with a very nice looking hat, but it was about ¼” too small in circumference, and gave him a headache. I tried to take it apart to widen it, but destroyed it in the process.
Time to start over, this time ¼” wider.
I’ve started work on the pattern for the conical hat under the turban. I’m going with a basic conical hat (like a fez but taller), angled slightly towards the back.
For those who know me, they know I’m a big fan of hats in the SCA. I don’t have a lot of my own (yet), but I really like them. With that in mind, my sweetie needs proper Ottoman headwear.
They all seem to start with a conical hat as a base, and then have a turban wrapped around that. As you can see, these things can get pretty big.