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Pattern Fantastique - Sulis Hat


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About the Sulis Hat

The Sulis Hat is named for an ancient Celtic goddess of the sun, who was thought to reside by the thermal spring in Bath. This is Pattern Fantastique's offering for those who wish to embody a goddess lounging by the water, or in the backyard in a paddling pool.  The Sulis Hat has serious sun protection in mind but a shape only worthy of the divine. With an offset brim which is deeper at the front and shorter at the back and a crafted form-fitting crown for a strong silhouette, the Sulis is reminiscent of 70’s era YSL fashion.  There are optional ties for when a blustery air god swings by and crown trim for a little added finish. The Sulis remains soft and pliable so that it can be stashed in a beach bag or pressed into crisp perfection for special occasions.


The Fabric

Outer fabric:
Select non-stretch denim or canvas.  The fabric needs to be the weight of an outerwear garment like a jacket or traditional jeans without any stretch.
Lightweight cotton or linen.
Main Fabric
Width 140 cm • 55 ⅛"
With crown trim = 70 cm • 27 ½"
Without crown trim = 65 cm • 25 ⅟16"
Width 150 cm • 59 1/16"
With crown trim = 70 • 27 ½"
Without crown trim = 55 cm x 21 10⁄16" 


The Notions

  • Matching thread.
  • Optional topstitching thread.
  • Optional cord to use instead of self-made rouleau.
  • Heavyweight needles.
  • Fusible Buckram (single sided) = 100 cm x 50 cm • 39⅜" x 19 ⅝"
  • (synthetic heavy but pliable fusing can be used alternatively)



Small = 55 - 56 cm • 21⅝" - 22"
Medium = 57 - 58 cm • 22½" - 23"
Large = 59 - 60 cm • 23 ¼"- 23 ⅝"


Level of Difficulty

The Sulis is rated at an Intermediate sewing level.  It comes with highly detailed instructions.  For those who have made the Lucent Visor, the Sulis Hat is simpler to construct.


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Pattern Fantastique - Sulis Hat

Pattern Fantastique - Sulis Hat