The ball cap visor shape is used for ladies styles (her male customers seem to prefer the flat cap visor) she starts by adding a cotton duck lining on the underside of the visor, sewing it on by machine and creating the curve with hand manipulation while stitching. Step 2 is sewing the leather top piece to visor on wrong side and then flipping over to bring it to the top. Step 3 is attaching the final underside fabric and attaching to the formed raffia braid cap base. The petersham sweatband has a pocket for inserting a tie to pull the hat snug to match your headsize.
Currently, Kathy is learning to weave her own raffia plaits but in the meantime she uses the raffia braid from Frank’s Supply. They are located in California and carry the polyurethane hat blocks as well as raffia braid. Frank’s also carries several books authored by Ann Fennell of Australia on how to do the braiding. I can recommend the books and the blocks as I used them for teaching how to make raffia hats in the early 1990s. For the braid you are much better off weaving your own from the bulk hanks of raffia offered by Frank’s. The bulk is a better quality than the pre-plaited fiber.
Consider adding this cap to your list of skills. Yes, for some of you, the season is Winter and you may think this does not apply at the moment. But there are many “snowbirds” that head to warmer climes and golf is one of their primary activities. Offering these attractive caps will bring additional sales to these clients.