Hatmaker Week 8, February 2019: Spring Flavor

Hatmaker Week 8, February 2019

Hatmaker Week 8, February 2019

Hatmaker Week 8, February 2019: Spring Flavor

Amazing week to be working in Sweden. The sun i shining through my studio window in the morning and afternoon sun is on the balcony again. The days are longer and brighter. As February is coming to an end I am finishing up all orders made from December 2018.

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This week I finished up another RAGNAR FEDORA in Moss Green with a vintage green grosgrain ribbon (cotton/rayon blend), same style as last week. LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA was completed and shipped away before I could take a photo together with the rest. Another LEIFUR is coming up as well next week with a twin Emerald Gray version as well.

SVEN HOMBURGS are still emerging every week. This one is in a Gray-Beige color with a brown grosgrain ribbon in 50mm width. The brim binding will be the same color once the binding starts.

Curling the brim for a SVEN HOMBURG

Curling the brim for a SVEN HOMBURG

Before I start to bind the brim I shape the brim curl in different stages. Starting with a simple uniformed shape makes a great base to continue to shape further. I have different size for the curl in 4 different tools, as seen in the photo above. The felt needs to be wet and heated up with steam before the shaping can begin.

Basic Curl

Basic Curl

I do this over a couple of days to let the brim dry in between the different stages. All this is made before the brim is bound with a ribbon that shapes and stretches into a curvature shape. Though every brim style I make are different and would need various processes to complete.

Amazing to see such an interest for individually created hats in various shapes and colors. Wearing a brim bound hat is getting more popular and it doesn’t have to be connected to a full dressed up attire.

 

New Project

To further elaborate on bound brim hats, I have a new project coming up soon. I will be making and presenting the FLOKI FEDORA that does have a bound brim but a more interesting vintage crown shape. In the first blog photo you can see the Dark Brown Rust hat upside down that will be the first FLOKI. As it is a side project I will have to wait and see for when I can finish it. Working on orders are top priority but new hats are important to develop as well.

I hope you all have a great weekend and get to enjoy a bit of Winter/Spring sun.

Regards,

Mikael Einarsson

HUFVUD HATMAKER

RAGNAR FEDORA and SVEN HOMBURG

RAGNAR FEDORA and SVEN HOMBURG

LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA

LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA