Serpentine Hat

Paul and I recently went to Melbourne. Him for a work trip and me to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer. My trip plans included fabric shopping, visiting art galleries and catching up with lots of lovely Melbourne sewists. Being high-summer I knew I’d need a hat which would easily squish into a suitcase. The Serpentine Hat by Elbe Textiles was the perfect addition to my holiday wardrobe.


This project needs less than a meter of fabric for the outside and lining – perfect for a #sewingleftovers project! The pattern comes together really quickly. I made this over two evenings after work. My only regret is not hand-basting the layers together before top-stitching them together. I’d like my hat to be reversible but the lining isn’t neat enough at the moment.

My head measured for a small – which I made and so far It has been perfect! If you haven’t made a hat before this is where to measure your head for a hat.


I used linen fabric for the outer. I interfaced the brim twice with heavy woven interfacing. The lining fabric is cotton sateen which I interfaced with woven interfacing once.



Making a hat is a fun simple project and is an ideal gift! I’m making one for my sister soon she has a large head so finding a suitable hat is always a struggle.


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