So Kate has given you a taste of the German dresses we're wearing this fall in this post and this post. They're only delayed by about a year from when we first planned them. Dang life and commitments outside of personal hobbies!
I have been tasked on working on the hats. When we were planning these dresses we planned to wear both a steuchlein and wulsthaube under the hat. The steuchlein and wulsthaube are already done(Great news to my over-committed schedule!) so that just left the hats.
I already had Pinterest inspiration going for me, with both historic drawings and modern day reproductions.
Even better than these pictures for inspiration, I have step-by-step instructions! Hurrah! Here they are for you too - and it's easy enough to get the basic hat done in one night.
The major difference between the above instructions and my attempt at this style of hat is that I would be using polyester, not wool. But, the fabrics will coordinate with the dresses! Without further ado, here is my process for making these hats. (Alternating between each hat in process.)
The ties for the hats could be worn under the chin or around the back with the wulsthaube helping to hold it in place. It really is quite secure - I could turn my head upside down with no movement.
I can't wait to see pictures of everything together!
Twins each with half a brain in reality; the other half displayed here!