A Butterick Hat Pattern, 1934

Hats made from pattern 5831, photographed by Toni Frissell

Hats made from pattern 5831, photographed by Toni Frissell

Four New Hats to Make at Home

By 1934, magazines were using photographs as well as illustrations of the patterns for sale. These photos for Delineator magazine were taken by Toni Frissell.  Four very different hats can be made from this one pattern, Butterick #5831 – a white linen hat with a medium brim,  a velvet ‘beret,’ a large cartwheel hat of dark colored organdy, and a wool crepe ‘sailor’ hat.

Hat of white Doreen linen, Butterick #5831, August 1934 (Click to Enlarge)

Hat of white Doreen linen, Butterick #5831, August 1934 (Click to Enlarge)

Peaked beret of velvet, August 1934 (Click to Enlarge)

Peaked beret of velvet, August 1934 (Click to Enlarge)

Note the jeweled clip.

Dark organdy cartwheel hat, August 1934 Peaked beret of velvet, August 1934 (Click to Enlarge)

Dark organdy cartwheel hat, August 1934 (Click to Enlarge)

Two views of a 1934 Sailor Hat

Two views of a 1934 Sailor Hat

Pattern Description for Butterick Hat #5831

“5831 Four hats, very new, very smart. For 22 head, 5/8 yard linen for view C-2; ½ yard 35 or 39-inch velvet for view D, 1 yard 39-inch organdy for view B; and 5/8 yard 39-inch wool crepe view A. Designed for 21 ½ to 23 inches head.”

The description does not mention other supplies, such as linings, stiffeners,  ribbon, and milliner’s wire.  This strikes me as an ambitious project for a home stitcher.  In my experience, making hats is very different from making lingerie, no matter what this article says:

1934 aug p 17 hats pattern  cropped 5831 text

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