A full size pattern for creating an 18th century silk covered hat includes 3 sizes. Step by step instructions include color photographs and illustrations. The techniques used are based on original 18th century hats from museums collections in America and England. Hat styles and decorations are directly taken from period portraits and prints. A project even a newcomer to hand sewing can easily accomplish. Four different 18th Century hat styles are illustrated. A documentation card is included with each pattern.