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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
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Here's :iconsubzenyth:'s version: (Love that title XD)
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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.
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Feel free to note me or email me with any questions you may have.
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:iconfrinkeldoodle:
Frinkeldoodle 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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:iconstarsmith:
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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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hurray! Good luck to her and please post pictures of the finished product!
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:iconcoffeelunatic:
Ah cool!! Someone has a pilot helmet tutorial with illustration!! Thanks!!! :DD
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:iconshannertanner:
This pattern was so much help! Thank you so much!
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:iconseekerofpatterns:
SeekerOfPatterns 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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:iconluscyart:
LuscyArt Jul 6, 2011   General Artist
I featured this here: [link] !
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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:iconindigodawn:
Thanks for the tutorial! Used your pattern here: [link]
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:iconcristophine:
Cristophine Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome :) The doggy looks so cute!
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