Measure four sticks as for the crown in the preceding lesson, plus the

width of the brim, plus six inches for finishing. This is ample to

finish both ends of wire, but on account of the ends easily becoming

frayed it is better to have a generous allowance. Begin at the crown tip

and work down until ready for the headsize wire. The last wire is or

should be of the same size as the regular headsize wire. Place the lap

of the headsize wire on the back spoke of the crown and join by twisting

the spokes once and a half around. Join the front and remaining spokes

in the same way, being careful to join where the wire was marked at the

creases on the pattern.