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Old 12-21-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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For those who wear feathered hats..

What do you use for the base? In my past one i used a felt crown. I'm making a new one and was wondering what others used.

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Mine is built on a canvas base.......breathes better than wool/felt
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see alot of guys in CA with baseball caps with the bills removed, esp the mesh kind, very breathable. Even seen a few guys who leave the visor on, and attach their feather visor to it (although this doesn't usually look so good since you can see the hat visor).
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Mine is built on a canvas base.......breathes better than wool/felt
Yeah, that sounds much better. Did you just use any ole canvas, or did you buy the cap somewhere. I was curious as to how a skull cap would work.
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Just used a regular heavy weight canvas. made a 4 piece pattern. sewed it together. comes far enough down the back of my head where my neck starts , so it won't slip. The side are custom fit around and just over and behind my ears.Sewed a buckskin lace on for a tie....then add feathers ! LOL
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i prefer a felt crown, but many use ballcap sans bill
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How did you guys attach your feathers? The way I was taught to do it is to cut a notch into the bottom of the quill and fold it in, creating a natural loop. I liked this way, but I'm looking for a more modern way. Any ideas?
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