Mina Buckram Frame Hat

Available as a Pattern. Image on the left is bare frame befor covering. Click through images on the right to see pictures of the Mina frame completed.

Mina Pattern Description: Inspiration for this Mina hat was the hat work by Winona Ryder in Bram Stoker's Dracula. the scene where she had gone ito town and is wearig a sea form and dark green gown. Due to copyright issues, I am not able to show an image of the original hat here, however, if you click this link, or search the internet, you will find the hat.

The original was decorated quite simply with the little pleated ribbon embellishment as shown on the pink and black hat. The hat is very 1880's. Please see the size comparison image at the bottom of the page that provides a size comparison between Betsy and Mina.

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:
Mina Hat Pattern Only :
includes frame and cover patterns and comprehensive instructions $9.95 each

Option 2:
Mina 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. $28.00 each

Option 3:
Completed Mina 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
$24.00 each

Option 4:
Completed Mina Hat Frame Plus Pattern:
includes completed frame as in the above description plus frame and cover patterns and comprehensive instructions $32.00 each


Crown Height: 4 inches
Crown Circumference at base: 19 inches
Brim Width: 1.5 inches
Overall brim length front to back: 10 inches
Brim Circumference: 29.25 inches
Total Length of Wire Req'd: 65 inches Brim