December 17, 2006

How to put hair combs to keep the hat on – Catherinettes hat

Filed under: Catherinettes hat 2006,millinery techniques and cheats — Cristina de Prada @ 6:20 pm

hair combs with their elasticIt’s not the first time I put combs on a hat, but I decided to improve on the idea this time.
I have taken four wire joiners, opened one side with a screwdriver, and slipped the edge of the elastic cord inside, so the edge sits at one side and the cord comes out in the middle.
I started with a pretty long cord but finally reduced it to 10 cm long (including the bit that goes into the joiner).
The joiner then slides vertically between the stitches of the sweatband, and as you put it in a horizontal position it stays in place. Pretty neat!… and the hat stays really well on the head, you just have to grab hat by the combs, pull them away from the hat, position the hat on the head and push the combs into your hair (pushing the comb from below towards the top)


Hair combs installed


  1. Thank you for showing how plastic combs (which seem so gigantic) get sewn inside a hat. I’ve been scratching my head and searching online – and this may be the only explanation online!

    Most of all, thank you for the wonderfully informative website. You are a generous teacher!

    Comment by Juliane Gorman — March 14, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

  2. Thank you Juliane!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — March 14, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

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