Free Designer Pattern: Stephen Jones Hat

Erin O'Connor in a Stephen Jones hat photographed by Nick Knight for SHOWstudio
Erin O’Connor in a Stephen Jones hat. Photo: Nick Knight. Image: SHOWstudio.

Royal Ascot begins tomorrow. What better way to celebrate than with a free designer millinery pattern, for a Stephen Jones hat called “Nice Package”?

The hat pattern Stephen Jones recently shared with SHOWstudio was released in early 2012, on the last day of the Paris couture calendar. An exaggerated beret inspired by his lilac hatboxes, the original hat is lilac moiré with a sparkle-embellished, pink satin bow. Here’s a colour photo:

Stephen Jones hat photographed by Peter Ashworth
Photo: Peter Ashworth. Image: Stephen Jones.

The design was drawn from Stephen Jones’ Fall/Winter 2011 collection, Topsy Turvy, which also included a stiletto take on Schiaparelli’s shoe hat. Here is a collection image from the milliner’s website:

Stephen Jones AW2011
Stephen Jones Fall/Winter 2011. Image: Stephen Jones.

SHOWstudio’s image gallery gives “aesthetic hints” on the assembly (click for more):

Erin O'Connor in a Stephen Jones hat photographed by Nick Knight for SHOWstudio
Erin O’Connor in a Stephen Jones hat. Photo: Nick Knight. Image: SHOWstudio.
Erin O'Connor in a Stephen Jones hat photographed by Nick Knight for SHOWstudio
Erin O’Connor in a Stephen Jones hat. Photo: Nick Knight. Image: SHOWstudio.
Stephen Jones hat pattern at SHOWstudio
Image: SHOWstudio.

Download the hat pattern

Recommended fabrics: For hat: crisp fabrics with body and a slight stiffness such as faille, taffeta, gazar, or firm velvet. For lining: softer fabrics.

Notions: 0.4 m ( about 16″) of 5 cm (2″) satin ribbon; #5 (2.5cm) petersham ribbon; elastic (optional).

Trimming: 0.65 m (about 26″) of 5 cm (2″) ribbon; small sequins, sugar beads, and diamantés for bow embellishment.

U.K. milliner Sharon Bainbridge has made a version of the SHOWstudio hat; read her process post here.

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