For your free pattern and other helpful tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets.
This week I’m giving you a brand new pattern for a “saucy” little hat that will fit dolls with a head circumference of 6 and a quarter inches (that’s 15.8 cm in metric terms).
I designed this hat when I was taking a women’s history course at Boise State University. One of the instructors in that course was very kind to me, and even walked along the Boise Greenbelt with me. We shared stories of our family heritage and the women from our families who had inspired us.
This particular instructor was very moved by a little-known woman in history, whose name was Rose Winslow. (Click on the link I’ve provided to learn more about Rose–AKA Ruza.)
I designed today’s hat as part of a full outfit from the early Women’s Civil Liberties movement, inspired very much by a photo I found of Rose Winslow online while doing research for my Boise State University class.
At the end of the class, we were all given a chance to present what we had learned. This little doll and her 1920’s-style outfit became part of my final PowerPoint presentation. I think the class was awed by what I had created, and someone dubbed this, Rose’s “Saucy hat!”
So there you have it. Would you like to make the Rose Winslow “Votes for Women” sash shown below? If so, please click here.
And for anyone who wants to make the whole outfit, yes, it will eventually be available here, on ChellyWood.com.
But think about this as well: what a cool Halloween costume this makes!
Today’s hat pattern will fit these dolls:
- Monster High female dolls
- Ever After High female dolls
- Snapstar dolls
- Project MC Squared dolls
- Spin Master Liv dolls
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and links to some helpful tutorial videos:
- Pattern for making the hat
- Tutorial video showing how to make the hat (shown at the top of this blog post)
- Tutorial video showing how to make the “Votes for Women” sash
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to do a backstitch
- How to use a needle threader
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to measure a doll
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
- How to attach ribbon to doll clothes
Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Monster High and Ever After High dolls are products offered by Mattel, which holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Mattel Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
Snapstar dolls are produced by Yulu International Limited of Hong Kong, and that company holds the registered trademark for them (™). Please visit the Yulu Toys website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.
Project MC Squared dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.