We had a few glitches moving our domain fully to Shopify this past week and our web site and email were down a few times but we think we are all tuned up and fixed and back on the job! Sorry for any inconvenience. Onward and upward! In person workshop hat tutorials are planned for this summer at our lakeside studio. Stay tuned!


Sewing Patterns by Mad Cap Hats

Patterns designed and created by Mad Cap Hats, tested by 1,000s of customers over 36 years in some cases and available to purchase in digital format, delivered straight to you email in box.

Patterns will be supported by a step by step video on our YouTube channel as well as detailed written instructions complete with time stamps and photos from the video and of course the full size pattern pieces!!! Digitized and ready to print from the comfort of your home, delivered in PDF format straight to your email immediately after checkout.

Each pattern and video is like a mini lesson in sewing and hat making. Tips and trimming ideas in addition to how to make the basic foundation of our bestselling hats.

These patterns are the original designs of Tori Capes, Mad Cap Hats. Your purchase allows you to use the pattern to make the item for your friends, family and small business. No parts of the pattern, pattern pieces or text can be copied or transmitted to a third party or re-sold in pattern format without permission of Tori Capes or Adrian Capes otherwise known as Mad Cap Hats. Please ask your friends and family to pay the nominal fee to purchase their own copy. 

Watch for the addition of some sewing supplies like toggles, drawstring and shock cord elastic to the Fabric and Sewing Supplies section of this website coming soon!

Sewing projects shown on our YouTube Channel, Mad Cap Hats, in adult size, are size Medium (average women's head size of 22.5 inches or 57.5 cm). Patterns contain the pieces for Medium as well as Small (21.5 inches or 55 cm) and for Large (23.5 inches or 60 cm). Medium is shown in Blue, while Small is shown in Red and Large in Green. Each pattern will also include a photo of how to assemble paper pieces from your printer as well as several pages of written instructions.

If you are not sure what size of hat you would be, there is also a video on our channel about how to measure your head here or there are instructions on this website here.

Choose to print in color or greyscale or black and white. Each pattern includes an assemble the pattern outline on a separate PDF page. Use scotch tape or packing tape to join the pages together. 

Instruction booklets are prepared for either letter or A4 size paper so be sure to choose the right option that matches your printer.

If you prefer to buy your pattern on Etsy, we have them on our shop on that platform. Our Etsy address is https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Madcaphats   Our patterns are getting rave reviews and sales are brisk for them on this and on the Etsy platform. You can see some of our pattern reviews back on the front page site, in the lower section under the pattern highlight section on our main landing webpage.

If you would like to purchase a raw material kit, please see our Raw Material Kits page. Please note the kits currently do not contain a copy of the pattern at this time. but kits have all the fabric, interfacing and other any toggles or ties or pin pieces as noted in the description for each kit.  Enough to make 2 hats/caps.

Thank you so much for your continued support of this small company. xo Tori.