NEW! WEARING HISTORY Q.M.C. - Pattern #OSC17
Our first pattern in our new line of WEARING HISTORY Q.M.C. Patterns! A selection of WW1 Uniform Patterns inspired by period originals.
• 9 different styles
• 6 different sizes
• Beginner Difficulty
Early in U.S. involvement during WW1, a new cap was needed to replace headgear unsuitable for trench warfare. The solution was the overseas cap, as the U.S. troops would call it. They were already available in a variety of designs made by Allies like France and Great Britain. Through an evolution of 3 designs the U.S. Army constructed it’s own cap. Even with the U.S. versions available U.S. troops commonly wore all sorts of styles of this headgear in different shades and thickness of wool. Many shades, types and gauges of wool were used by the different manufacturers resulting in a typical WW1 in-uniformity of the service uniform. Many different examples can be seen with a quick search on the web and are suggested to use as a gauge for your fabric choice. For an authentic period impression, use olive drab green, brown, or mustard mid weight wool. This pattern was designed for 18 oz serge wool. Heavier wools can be used but may require fit adjustments. This pattern is unlined and uses an interior twill sweatband as seen in originals we studied. This can be made lined, if desired, but instructions for fit and construction of lined hats are not included in this pattern. CLICK HERE FOR GREAT INFO ON OVERSEAS CAPS: www.usmilitariaforum.com
-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-
Hat sizes from 7 through 7 5/8. 1/2 yard 60” or 46” 8 oz Wool
This was designed to be used with 8 oz. serge wool. Fit may vary with different wool.
--HOW TO PRINT AND USE THIS E-PATTERN--
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