This hat has been on my mind for quite awhile. I’ve made several "jeans" hats in the past but have never been really satisfied with the way they look. A big part of the problem is that the denim available in fabric stores just doesn’t have that "worn in" look that your favorite jeans have.
Then one day I had a brainstorm. I dropped some things off at the Goodwill Store and went in to do a little shopping on their jeans rack. I found an XXL size pair of jeans for $6.00 which I promptly cut up to use for another trilby. The problem is that the crown sideband of a hat is cut on the bias so I needed a relatively large stretch of fabric to get this. The XXL did the trick. Also, I wanted to incorporate workable jeans parts into the design.
So here’s what I ended up with.
My pictures don’t really do the hat justice but this one will be fun to wear. What do you think?