E-PATTERN - 1940's Beret Hat and Muff Bag

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Simply Download Files and Print at Home on 8.5" x 11" (US Letter) or A4 size paper.


 A Wearing History Resto-Vival™ pattern remastered and restored from an original vintage pattern.


This Resto-Vival pattern dates to the mid 1940s.  The hat is a beret that perches on top of the head and can be held in place with bobby pins or hat pins.  The muff is cut from a rectangle, fastens with a zipper, and has padding inside.  Great to keep you warm and stylish! 

This hat best fits size 21" head.  It can easily be adapted for larger sizes by cutting the circular pattern piece a bit shallower in depth.  The pattern includes two pattern pieces for the hat.  The muff does not have pattern pieces but is made of rectangles that must be measured and cut from your fabric. 



Intermediate Difficulty.  Although the hat should be quite easy to make, you must measure and cut the muff, which is why we are terming it intermediate difficulty.  Includes original period sewing instructions.

--- SIZING ---

Best fits size 21" head and is meant to perch on top, not go around the head's circumference.  Can be easily made larger by cutting the circular pattern piece narrower. 




About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns

Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived.  Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations.  Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings.  These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment.  Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment.  Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns.  At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested.  You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail.  Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.





This pattern requires a LOT of paper to print.  Read more below.




Wearing History E-patterns are formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper.  You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale.  Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. 


This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper.  You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout.  Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.  


This pattern comes in 2 files 

  • 4 sheets for the pattern 
  • 1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet. 


5 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make all garments in this pattern.  This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions. 




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