Folkwear 269 Metropolitan Hat



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Buy the 269 Metropolitan Hat sewing pattern from Folkwear. This hat dates from the early 20th century and represents a transitional period in millinery history – following the oversize Victorian confections of veiling and stuffed birds, but before the head-hugging cloches of the 1920s. Fast and easy to sew, it has a casual and slightly slouchy look, with a modest brim and fabric flowers at the centre front. There are just three pattern pieces: brim, band, and crown. Each piece is cut twice – out of fabric, or fabric and complementary lining – for a fully-lined, easy-to-wear chapeau. The decorative fabric rosettes can be fashioned out of the hat fabric, contrasting materials such as lace, tulle, or glittering silk, or entirely replaced by a vintage brooch or dramatic button.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Linens, wools, silks, medium-weight cottons, denim, corduroy, fleece. Note: For soft, drapey fabrics, lightly interface the band and brim to maintain the proper silhouette.

Fabric requirements: 

Hat with rosettes: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/8 yd (1.1 m) // 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1 yd (0.9 m)

Hat without rosettes: 45″ (115 cm) or 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1 yd (0.9 m)

Contrast rosettes: 45″ (115 cm) or 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 7/8 yd (0.8 m)

Lining: 45″ (115 cm) or 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 1 yd (0.9 m)

Sizing: Adult hat sizes S – L (21 1/8″ – 23″ / 53.5 – 58.5 cm).

Notions: Thread; optional interfacing for band and brim if selected fabric needs added stiffness or body.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern; 36″ wide copy shop file; A1 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen, Wools

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

7 pages

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