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    I'm looking for a new hat does anyone know where I can get one like this over here ??? (A Green one)
    As the postage be over the top and I'm not keen on giving them free advertising
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    Many thanks for the Pattern just got to find someone who can knit.

    Lloyd, thanks for the links but even if they send stuff over here it will probably end up costing more than it is worth.

    Thanks again

    MickT

    Must be someone in the UK that sells them???????
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    I think the Troughingdormouse knits.

    I have a canvas pack to trade her for some knitted goods this May when I am across.

    Maybe if you ask real nice...


    The next addition to accent my hat collection will be a red Army pin for my Russian fur hat
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    Lloyd

    Have you got a RB5034 ????????? in your collection

    See here >> http://www.sutlers.co.uk/acatalog/SUTHats.html

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    No, but I occasionally see them at Gun Shows.

    I was going through a hat a year until my most recent Akubra Light horseman but have since stopped.
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    I believe, at some point, I posted a "how to" on making an original voyageur toque. This type of cap is medieval in origin, and , before the advent of the NWCo (when men's English "night caps" were substituted for the original), were made of four pieces of cloth, wool, linen, or cotton, sewn together.

    Original Voyageur toques never had a tassle on the top.

    I've found the thread I posted, but I've apparently moved the photos, so I will repost the thread, with photos, later tonight.

    As to the Duluth Pack toques - they were being made by the wife of a friend of mine (and possibly still are). I could check and see what she'd want for one without the middle man.
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    Measure the circumferance of your head. Add 2 inches. Divide by four. Make a pattern on a piece of newspaper. The top of the pattern should look something like an American football. If you fold the newspaper in half you should get a perfect pattern:



    Transfer the pattern on to your cloth. I use a felt tip pen to draw the outline:



    Cut out your pieces:



    and sew them together, edge to edge:



    When you are done with this sewing, turn the cap inside out and sew a French seam (how appropriate!):



    Sew a hem around the base of the cap and you should end up with something like this:

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    Sigurd Olson in Voyageur toque and sash:

    http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/JMC/Olson/photos/1960s/1966.htm
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    PG

    It's a Woolly one I am after so I can pull it over my ears when it's cold.

    Very interested in your offer, it would be much appreciated if you could ask

    MickT
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    Quote Originally Posted by bothyman View Post
    I'm looking for a new hat does anyone know where I can get one like this over here ??? (A Green one)
    As the postage be over the top and I'm not keen on giving them free advertising
    Quote Originally Posted by pierre girard View Post
    As to the Duluth Pack toques - they were being made by the wife of a friend of mine (and possibly still are). I could check and see what she'd want for one without the middle man.
    I have just bought one of these in green(Sorry Bothy), it came in with some other kit from them. It may seem expensive, but until you get one in your hand you really don't appriciate the quality. It is the finest knitted hat I have ever seen.

    Pierre, my complements to your friends wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper View Post
    I have just bought one of these in green(Sorry Bothy), it came in with some other kit from them. It may seem expensive, but until you get one in your hand you really don't appriciate the quality. It is the finest knitted hat I have ever seen.

    Pierre, my complements to your friends wife.
    Thought about sending for one but the postage could get silly.
    plus I'm not too keen on advertising stuck on it.

    But if anyone is sending for something I may be interested

    It seems a lot of money for a Woolly Night Cap

    If you decide you don't like it contact me before putting it on Ebay

    MickT
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    Quote Originally Posted by bothyman View Post
    PG

    It's a Woolly one I am after so I can pull it over my ears when it's cold.

    Very interested in your offer, it would be much appreciated if you could ask

    MickT
    If you don't have any luck with a knitted one - you could try PG's method using an old fleece or warm jumper (sweatshirt type rather than wooly)

    Just a thought.
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