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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...

Here it is with my closet steampunk outfit

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

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.

Feel free to note me or email me with any questions you may have.
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Cristophine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha you're very welcome!
MiloSanz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You save my ass XD
Tnx for the aport mate!
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
Kangaroodle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks simple enough. thanks!
kaizenkhaos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Ah thanks so much ^^ glad you like it
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!
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]
jamerisia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
it looks easy.. i think i gonna do one >3<
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.
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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