Usually, Butterick would feature its hat patterns repeatedly, showing the Butterick hats in Delineator pattern illustrations over several months, worn with a variety of other Butterick patterns. I was surprised by how often this turban (6634) appeared, and how few times the six gored cloche (6810) was shown.
Here, it seems to be made of one dark material and one lighter material, or one shiny and one matte. The band-like brim turns up and is tied at the side back.
The two tone effect could be subtle, the result of using a ribbed fabric like faille with the grain running either up and down or crosswise, as in another cloche hat from Butterick:
(I am surprised how many cloche hat patterns for home stitchers were available. Click here to see two from 1925. Here’s one, with trim variations, from 1924. Butterick 5128 was shown with many trim variations — which could be adapted for any simple cloche hat you buy, if you’d rather not make a gored hat pattern.
Back to hat 6810 from 1926:
Turban pattern 6634, on the other hand, was illustrated many times.
The turban is worn by two models in this illustration.
The same dress (6642) was featured on another page, without the cape or turban. The turban (right) topped a different dress.
I think of turbans as aging, rather than youthful, since they can cover the hair completely. But these 1926 fashions are not necessarily for older or stouter women; they are in the normal size range, and the turban pattern itself was “for ladies and misses [ages 14 to 20.]” And there is usually a glimpse of hair at the cheek.
Those two dresses on the right above make clever use of border prints:
But turban 6634 was also shown on patterns for the stout: Dress sizes up to 52 inch bust.
The turban is always shown with some kind of pins or buttons as decoration; they could be placed to suit the wearer.
witness2fashion: One of the disadvantages of attending church in the 1950s was the possibility of sitting behind a woman wearing a fox stole, with its literally beady eyes — made of glass — reproaching you throughout the service.