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.
Troubleshooting - If your pattern produces a smaller than expected hat, in 100% of the cases it is the printer settings. The wrong setting will cause the pattern to be about 1" smaller in head circumference. We are in the process of replacing the size box on the pattern page to a longer line that would be more noticeable in this event that the page setting is not at "Actual" for printing. The "fit to page" setting produces a pattern that will be 95% of the actual size we designed which is not noticeable with the 1 cm or 1 inch box but will be 1" of reduction across the width of the pieces once assembled. Please check your printer settings before printing out the file that is the pattern pieces. Please make sure you are setting the page to print "Actual" size. Thank you!
IMPORTANT - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PRINTER IS SET TO "ACTUAL" IN PRINTER SETTINGS FOR THE CORRECT RESULTS FOR BOTH PAPER SIZES AND FOR ALL OUR PATTERNS. PRINTING IN 'FIT' SETTING WILL CAUSE YOUR PIECES TO PRINT TOO SMALL. (Click on the picture of the printer settings to enlarge for easier viewing)