Hatmaker Week 35, September 2019: Campaign Hat and LEIFUR Review + Boxes

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Another week has passed. September is here. Officially it’s autumn. Currently, as I look out of my window, the heavy rain is hitting the window and suddenly stops to reveal the sun. A week of heat is over and milder weather is on the horizon. Good, I need a bit of colder weather. Now that my move is completed (studio still needs a better setup) I don’t have to haul boxes and furniture anymore.

This week has been all about LEIFUR FEDORA and the amazing Campaign Hat (Montana Peak). It’s a favorite of mine that I have been making since the beginning. It’s a brave and popular choice and I am thrilled to be making this hat in a different colors than before. A Gray-Beige color (I don’t have a good name for it. Natural?) with a copper ribbon, finished with an Alabaster brim binding. It was ordered for a reenactment where I was given free range to blend the colors. Hope I made it right.

I know my shipping boxes are tricky to open correctly. I have not yet figured out a good way to mark the boxes on the places where you are suppose to cut the tape. I will perhaps have a different color tape around the edge where you are suppose to cut. I just want to make sure I use the same Eco-friendly tape as I am currently using. It’s a work in progress. There have been two recent reviews of my hats and boxes on YouTube, link below. They talk about LEIFUR Fedora and the shipping boxes.

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Here is what I have finished this week and still working on for the next.

Stages of making a HUFVUD hat:

  • STAGE 1: Prepare and block out the hat (2 day process at most)

  • STAGE 2: Prepare and Stitch Sweatband - > Stamp Sweatband and Assemble (1 day)

  • STAGE 3: Attach Sweatband to the trimmed felt - > Shape and trim the brim (1 Day)

  • STAGE 4: Brim binding ( Part I, II or III) - Attach crown ribbon (2 - 3 days sewn by hand)

  • STAGE 5: Attach Liner and crease the crown/ brim -> All final touches (1 Day)

I will include these stages in future posts and you will be able to see which stage each hat is on.

Completed Hats:

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, 100X Beaver, SABLE BROWN

  • CAMPAIGN HAT, Rabbit & Hare Blend, GRAY/ BEIGE

Currently Working On:

  • HJALMAR BOWLER, 30X Beaver Blend, ROYAL BLUE - Stage 3

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, Rabbit & Hare Blend, SABLE BROWN - Stage 4

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, 100X Beaver, SABLE BROWN - Stage 2

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, 30X Beaver, SABLE BROWN - Stage 2

On The Block Next Week:

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, 100X Beaver, SABLE BROWN

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, Rabbit & Hare Blend, LIGHT BROWN

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, Rabbit & Hare Blend, SABLE BROWN

  • LEIFUR Lucky FEDORA, Rabbit & Hare Blend, SABLE BROWN

I hope you are relaxed and have enjoyed the weekend!

Regards,

Mikael Einarsson | HUFVUD HATMAKER | Lund, Sweden