To Cover Round Crown

Pin material on top of crown with bias at front. Pull with the straight

of the material and pin just below edge of curve. Sew one-half inch

below this with stab stitch, trim material off close under this

stitching. Remove pins. Fit a bias piece of material, using same method

and measurements as for side crown of velvet sailor in chapter II. Sew

the crown to brim before adjusting the side crown covering. Pull this

iece over crown and pin smoothly in place. Finish top and bottom

of this band by turning the edges over a wire. Use same stitch as in

finishing edge of facing on brim.[13-1] This makes a neat finish for a

hat which will demand little trimming. If the amateur finds it too

difficult to finish the bottom of a side crown in this way, the edge may

be covered with a fold of material or a narrow ribbon; the top may also

be finished by a narrow ribbon, but finishing neatly with a wire should

be mastered if possible, as this style of finish is used in many places.