thefandomwolf asked:how did you make you militarystuck cap I would really like to know thank you
Hi!! So, for the caps I made, I didn’t make the cap itself because I wasn’t sure how to get the shape right. So what I did, is I bought a base cap online and then added to it. The one I used is listed on amazon as like “deluxe white navy officer yacht boat marines hat cap” or some shit, but basically, I just needed something with the right color ((white)) and the right shape, for the hat and the brim.
I received these:
Then, I took out the insignia and the silver tacks in the side, which allowed me to slip off the silver straps and the black band— so I just had a white cap with a black beak, with those silver decorations on them. I tried seamripping the decorative leafy bits, but they wouldn’t come out without destroying the brim itself, so I ended up just buying black suede and handsewing a layer of it on top of the original, then I covered the edge with a layer of hem tape and sewed it down, essentially creating a fake brim over the original one, but using the original to keep the shape.
Then, in place of where the black rim used to be, I used the black bit I took off to measure the appropriate length of ribbon (or you could use the decorative fabric to match the coat, here), sew it in a loop, and slip it on where the black used to be. I spraypainted the once-silver tacks with gold spraypaint and slipped them back in their original holes (had to cut holes in the new ribbon too obviously for them to fit!), and used those tacks to string some gold braid I bought around.
Originally, I tried spraypainting the silver cords the hat came with gold, but it came out a gross bronze color so we decided to just buy gold cord instead and just put that on instead.
So, basically, I received the hats, stripped them of their parts, covered the brims, put new bands on, spraypainted the tacks, put the tacks back in, and draped cord across it.
((the pins to decorate the top are not my division, so to speak, but that’s definitely the next step))
If you’re looking at making brand new hats from scratch, there might be patterns you can look into but personally I ended up needing to use a base to make sure it came out looking right.
Our final product is kind of a result of a) the base hats we chose, b) the suede brim cover we applied, c) the fabric we chose for the rim and d) the cord we used and how we strung it across. These are fairly simple, and you may want a slightly different look, but basically… if you want a specific look, the surest way to get it is to get a hat that has that look and then add to it exactly what you want? That’s what we did. Get the hat you want, add the colors and the fabrics you want, add the cords you want the way you want. Pimp it out, basically.
I hope this helped?? If you have any more specific questions please ask again! I’m aware this is very wordy and not very image-y, so if any step at all didn’t make sense, please ask me and when I get back to my apartment I can photograph the specific parts to explain my meanings better.