Plain Lining

This should be made of a bias strip of material cut the length of the

headsize wire, plus one inch for seam. The width should be the same as

the crown height plus two and one-half inches.

Fold one end over one-half inch and pin to the back of the hat; fold

the edge of the material down one-quarter of an inch around the inside

of the crown as close as possible to the edge without showing when the

hat is on
the head. Pin in place all the way round and slipstitch the

two ends together; then begin at the seam and slipstitch the lining in

place. The method is to bring the needle from the underside of the

lining through the edge of the fold, catch a few threads of material on

the hat opposite this thread, and put the needle back through the fold

at the same point; bring the needle through the fold one-half inch from

the first stitch and proceed in this manner until the seam is reached.

Turn the other raw edge down one-half inch to the wrong side and make a

running stitch one-quarter inch from the folded edge in which a narrow

ribbon should be run, and drawn down as much as necessary to make the

lining fit the crown. A crown tip is used with this lining, which is

made of a piece of silk four inches square, sewed or glued to the inside

of the crown top. On this piece the designer's name is usually found.