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Aviator Cap Tutorial

By Cristophine
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This is a simple tutorial on how to make an aviator cap.

1. sew the short ends of the headband together to make a ring.

2. sew the 4 triangles together so you get a half sphere and sew this to the headband

3. position the ear flaps appropriately and sew to the bottom of the headband.

I only lined my ear flaps to give them extra weight, but if you choose to line the entire hat, you will basically need to make two of these one of the outer fabric and one of the lining fabric and sew them together.

Here's my finished product:
Sorry about the skull, I had a dopey face and this was an improvement...

Here it is with my closet steampunk outfit

Here's :iconsubzenyth:'s version: (Love that title XD)

Here's :icontamago23:'s version. Canvas was used instead of pleather and it looks great!: [link]

This is :iconsci00:'s version. FF12 Moogle!! She made holes in the top of the cap to fit the ears through.

Feel free to note me or email me with any questions you may have.
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MiloSanz's avatar
You save my ass XD
Tnx for the aport mate!
Cristophine's avatar
Haha you're very welcome!
Yumayah's avatar
rofl I should have just mssged you up to ask if you had one gyahahaha instead of suffered googling all day xD trying to figure how to make one for asami cosplay
Kangaroodle's avatar
This looks simple enough. thanks!
kaizenkhaos's avatar
Thank you so much for the tutorial. I was really struggling to find a hat for my steampunk costume, then I found your tutorial and you saved the day! :D

Here's the link to my hat [link]
Cristophine's avatar
You are very welcome! I'm glad I could help :) And it turned out so great! I love the colour and the fact that you added fur to it! Great job!
kaizenkhaos's avatar
Ah thanks so much ^^ glad you like it
jamerisia's avatar
it looks easy.. i think i gonna do one >3<
Frinkeldoodle's avatar
Lol, tried this with paper. It turned out... alright. The design's meant for leather, that's a given. :P
Anyways, thanks for posting it.
Cristophine's avatar
Well, paper would definitely not be a good material to make this out of XD
But other fabrics like fleece and cotton should work as well as long as you make a liner for it or use interfacing for added stability.
Frinkeldoodle's avatar
Yeah, I could've easily guessed that paper wasn't the best medium, but hey, I was bored and really had nothing to do.

And that's cool. Perhaps sometime in the near future I'll make it out of fabric.
StarSmith's avatar
Thanks for making such an easy to follow tutorial! My (novice sewer) friend is looking for an Aviator hat for her Steampunk outfit and I think she can handle this one!

Again, thanks so much!
Cristophine's avatar
Hurray! Good luck to her and please post pictures of the finished product!
coffeelunatic's avatar
Ah cool!! Someone has a pilot helmet tutorial with illustration!! Thanks!!! :DD
shannertanner's avatar
This pattern was so much help! Thank you so much!
SeekerOfPatterns's avatar
Thanks so much! All I could find were patterns for knit aviator hats, and what in the world is the point of that? This is so helpful for me!
LuscyArt's avatar
I featured this here: [link] !
indigodawn's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! Used your pattern here: [link]
Cristophine's avatar
You're very welcome :) The doggy looks so cute!
Achidori's avatar
Love your outfit, quite fitting. Loving the goggles, too. (:
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HeartstringsPuppet's avatar
I am attempting to make this hat =D Thank you for the tutorial.
I was wondering what fabric you would recommend for the inside of the hat. The fabric I have is sort of thin but I don't know what should be on the inside to level it out. What would you recommend? c:
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