Beginning of frame from a single piece of buckram.
1. Take measurements for your head and add 1" for the overlap. (1/2" per side and overlap) Measure according to the instructions to allow for the material and padding for the hat when it is finished.
Be sure to measure correctly! Always double check everything!
1/8 of an inch is the same as 2/16 of an inch. Often, a measuring tape will break an inch into 16ths. In that case, two tiny lines on your measuring tape should be the same as 1/8 of an inch.
Likewise, 3/8 is the same as 6/16.
And, 5/8 is the same as 12/16.
And lastly, 7/8 is the same as 14/16.
Total head size measurement (measure at least 3 times):
Head size measurement ________ (A) ________ _________
Add ½ inch. ________ (B) ________ _________
Total Head measurement ________ (C) ________ _________
The head size plates/collars, come in these sizes:
21, 21 ½, 22, 22 1/2, 23, 23 ½, 24, 24 ½, 25, 25 ½, 26
Special Note: Your head size is needed for your head size plate.
You can purchase this head size plates at Leko's (http://hatsupply.com/balsa.htm) or Judithm (https://www.judithm.com/).
Uniquely Dozier's Hatmaking Classes * 6417 Symmes Lane * Huber Heights, OH * US * 45424