Betsy Buckram Frame Hat

Available as a Pattern. Image on the left is shown as bare frame ready to be covered. Click through images on the right to see pictures of the Betsy frame completed.

Betsy Pattern Description: This cute little top hat sits atop the head. Tilt it to one side to strutt your stuff! Top hats were worn throughout history. Victorian inspired, the Betsy Top Hat can be used for the 19th Century, Eighteenth Century, or Steampunk.

Curl up sides of the hats brim for a different look. Crown bottom is curved for a curved brim effect. Very popular hat definitely good for Steampunk.

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Option 1:
Betsy Hat Pattern Only :
includes frame and cover patterns and comprehensive instructions $10.50 each



Option 2:
Betsy Hat Kit Price:
includes complete pattern, 2 ply crown buckram, 19 gauge cotton covered millinery wire, and bias tape (enough for one specific hat). Does not include heavy duty thread, curved and/or straight needles or glue. $30.00 each


Option 3:
Completed Betsy Hat Frame Only: Completed crown and brim frame out of 2 ply crown buckram. You cover it and do the final assembly yourself.  Frame shipped in two pieces (brim and crown) for easier assembly and covering. Note: Pattern and instructions sold separately - recommend purchasing pattern as well for instructions and cover pattern $26.00 each

Option 4:
Completed Betsy Hat Frame Plus Pattern:
includes completed frame as in the above description plus frame and cover patterns and comprehensive instructions $33.50 each




Crown Height: 4 inches
Crown Circumference at base: 19.25 inches
Brim Width: 2.625 inches
Overall brim length front to back: 11.75 inches
Brim Circumference: 35.5 inches
Total Length of Wire Req'd: 74 inches Brim