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Aviator Cap Tutorial by Cristophine Aviator Cap Tutorial by Cristophine
This is a simple tutorial on how to make an aviator cap.

1. sew the short ends of the headband together to make a ring.

2. sew the 4 triangles together so you get a half sphere and sew this to the headband

3. position the ear flaps appropriately and sew to the bottom of the headband.

I only lined my ear flaps to give them extra weight, but if you choose to line the entire hat, you will basically need to make two of these one of the outer fabric and one of the lining fabric and sew them together.



Here's my finished product:
Sorry about the skull, I had a dopey face and this was an improvement...
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Here it is with my closet steampunk outfit
[link]

Here's :iconsubzenyth:'s version: (Love that title XD)
[link]

Here's :icontamago23:'s version. Canvas was used instead of pleather and it looks great!: [link]

This is :iconsci00:'s version. FF12 Moogle!! She made holes in the top of the cap to fit the ears through.
[link]

Feel free to note me or email me with any questions you may have.
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha you're very welcome!
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:iconmilosanz:
MiloSanz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Finally!!!
You save my ass XD
Tnx for the aport mate!
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Yumayah Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
rofl I should have just mssged you up to ask if you had one gyahahaha instead of suffered googling all day xD trying to figure how to make one for asami cosplay
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Kangaroodle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks simple enough. thanks!
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:iconkaizenkhaos:
kaizenkhaos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Ah thanks so much ^^ glad you like it
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome! I'm glad I could help :) And it turned out so great! I love the colour and the fact that you added fur to it! Great job!
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kaizenkhaos Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Thank you so much for the tutorial. I was really struggling to find a hat for my steampunk costume, then I found your tutorial and you saved the day! :D

Here's the link to my hat [link]
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jamerisia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
it looks easy.. i think i gonna do one >3<
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Frinkeldoodle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I could've easily guessed that paper wasn't the best medium, but hey, I was bored and really had nothing to do.

And that's cool. Perhaps sometime in the near future I'll make it out of fabric.
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Cristophine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, paper would definitely not be a good material to make this out of XD
But other fabrics like fleece and cotton should work as well as long as you make a liner for it or use interfacing for added stability.
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hurray! Good luck to her and please post pictures of the finished product!
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:iconfrinkeldoodle:
Frinkeldoodle Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, tried this with paper. It turned out... alright. The design's meant for leather, that's a given. :P
Anyways, thanks for posting it.
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StarSmith Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thanks for making such an easy to follow tutorial! My (novice sewer) friend is looking for an Aviator hat for her Steampunk outfit and I think she can handle this one!

Again, thanks so much!
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coffeelunatic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Ah cool!! Someone has a pilot helmet tutorial with illustration!! Thanks!!! :DD
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shannertanner Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
This pattern was so much help! Thank you so much!
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:iconseekerofpatterns:
SeekerOfPatterns Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! All I could find were patterns for knit aviator hats, and what in the world is the point of that? This is so helpful for me!
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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LuscyArt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   General Artist
I featured this here: [link] !
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome :) The doggy looks so cute!
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indigodawn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thanks for the tutorial! Used your pattern here: [link]
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HeartstringsPuppet Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It does help c: Thanks!
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
Probably something soft for the lining like cotton or flannel. If you think your fabric is too thin you could get iron-on fusible interfacing which will basically give your fabric some weight. Hope that helps.
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:iconachidori:
Achidori Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Love your outfit, quite fitting. Loving the goggles, too. (:
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:iconrei-yami-hikari:
Rei-Yami-Hikari Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I LOVE YOU, THANK YOU.
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HeartstringsPuppet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am attempting to make this hat =D Thank you for the tutorial.
I was wondering what fabric you would recommend for the inside of the hat. The fabric I have is sort of thin but I don't know what should be on the inside to level it out. What would you recommend? c:
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VelVetVorteX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow this is very good!!!!! When i find some free time i will definitely give it a try!!!
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Kokoro-soma Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I really wanna make this~
I just need to find some fabric.
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zoieluzar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
love it! im making fuzzy versions of this with ears! thanks!
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:icondragon-lu-ver:
Dragon-lu-ver Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely will try this! Thanks! =3
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GaBrIeLlA123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm making one, thanks for this! :]
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Otakuvampire Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay! Thank you!
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any fabric will do!
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Craftn00b Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Thanks for the pattern! I want to try something new and need some inspiration.
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Otakuvampire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering, do aviator caps always have to be made of leather or brown or can it be made from regular fabric?
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Super-Moses Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I bow to you for making such an awesome thing. :XD: I want to be Amelia Earhart for halloween, and this is the best pattern I've been able to find so far without actually BUYING a cap...which I have no money for... :XD:
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sgt-scales Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
ehh, mine looks like crap
i dont think im going to post it
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sgt-scales Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
ill post it when i get around to acctually making it (dont judge, im lazy )
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:iconkanadra:
kanadra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
sounds like a great idea to me. xD
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sgt-scales Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
now i wanna try to make this out of duct tape for some reason..
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:iconxzeetox:
xzeetox Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
ooooh! sweet!!! that helps alot! i've been searching for a pattern for AGES!
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fallingsorrow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
great tutorial....I'm trying it now
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ScribbleKitty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
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:iconflameshuken:
FlameShuken Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome thanks <3
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any fabric is fine. Go nuts! :D
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:iconflameshuken:
FlameShuken Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Quick question... I was looking up aviator hat things because of the following hat- [link]

Would it be possible to use fabric with YOUR pattern to achieve it? or must it be leather?
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! Glad I could help :)
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wicked! Thank you so much! =D
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
:+fav: This tutorial is featured in "Costume Design 101" for Costume Week.

Thank you for sharing your design techniques with the community!
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slarson802 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I love it!! the canvas totally works!
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slarson802 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
this is a kickass tutorial! I am handstitching a leather one atm, will post pics when theyre up! :D thanks so much!
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