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Author Topic: Need help with a hat.  (Read 958 times)
Rolan_Kraps
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« on: April 21, 2016, 03:44:07 am »

Summers in Georgia are a trifle warm
My normal Black Wool Top Hat is too warm, so my wife got me this Palm Straw Charlie One Horse hat.

I have added some Steampunk goggles, brass visors and magnifiers, and Auger Buzzard feathers on the back (legal in the States).
The emblem is from the Royal Armor Corps and is attached to a leather circle which is sewn to the hat.

The problem is that the weight make the hat "front heavy".  When shooting, it wants to fall forward, even when I wear a sweat band or bandana under it.

Does anyone have any thoughts on how I can improve the balance or something that I can add to the rear to improve the weight distribution?






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Mme. Ratchet
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 03:50:01 am »

Sorry I have no help to offer, but that is a very cool hat!
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walking stick
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 08:14:53 am »

Maybe a fishing weight painted as a dirigible.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 10:20:14 am »

the main thing is that you should make it heavier on the back...not sure how though

and I absolutely LOVE the goggles!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 12:07:23 pm »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Maybe a fishing weight painted as a dirigible.

Snap! I'd have suggested fighing weights sewn in the interior at the back- adding weights til the right equilibrium is reached.

And yes, that a splendid hat, indeed!

I remain yours,
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Prof Marvel
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 06:32:08 am »

Palm Leaf! A Hot-Climate Favorite!

The Plam Leaf Hats have less weight and thus less stiffness than fur felt. So, rather than try to balance the excessive weight of the
Heavy Hat Winter Goggles, I would suggest a new set of goggles of lighter construction.

It's rather like trying to stuff your lightweight Open-Top Colts into the heavy skirt-leather Remington Model 1890 holsters.

Give the hat (and your head) a break and try for a lighter goggle such as these

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=050.637
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Motorcycle-Bike-Glasses-Scooter-Aviator-Cruiser-Helmet-Pilot-Goggles-New-/371424431455
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-CRG-Vintage-Bike-Aviator-Pilot-Style-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Scooter-Goggles-T04-/141820901518
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bike-Aviator-Pilot-Style-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Scooter-Goggles-Silver-lens-/381527551355
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Steampunk-Vintage-Hemlet-Aviator-Eyewear-Brown-Goggles-Yellow-Lens-/371601833699

hope this helps

yhs
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 12:30:08 pm »

Palm Leaf! A Hot-Climate Favorite!

The Plam Leaf Hats have less weight and thus less stiffness than fur felt. So, rather than try to balance the excessive weight of the
Heavy Hat Winter Goggles, I would suggest a new set of goggles of lighter construction.

It's rather like trying to stuff your lightweight Open-Top Colts into the heavy skirt-leather Remington Model 1890 holsters.

Give the hat (and your head) a break and try for a lighter goggle such as these

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=050.637
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Motorcycle-Bike-Glasses-Scooter-Aviator-Cruiser-Helmet-Pilot-Goggles-New-/371424431455
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-CRG-Vintage-Bike-Aviator-Pilot-Style-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Scooter-Goggles-T04-/141820901518
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bike-Aviator-Pilot-Style-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Scooter-Goggles-Silver-lens-/381527551355
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Steampunk-Vintage-Hemlet-Aviator-Eyewear-Brown-Goggles-Yellow-Lens-/371601833699

hope this helps

yhs
prof marvel


Thank you,
Actually, I placed some strips of weatherstripping inside the hatband that has improved the fit.
The goggles I have on the hat today are very light.  They are constructed of plastic that looks like metal.  The brass visors are very thin.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 02:02:34 am »

Marvellous look.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2016, 09:25:20 am »

Palm Leaf! A Hot-Climate Favorite!

The Plam Leaf Hats have less weight and thus less stiffness than fur felt. So, rather than try to balance the excessive weight of the
Heavy Hat Winter Goggles, I would suggest a new set of goggles of lighter construction.

It's rather like trying to stuff your lightweight Open-Top Colts into the heavy skirt-leather Remington Model 1890 holsters.

Give the hat (and your head) a break and try for a lighter goggle such as these

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct.asp?pCode=050.637
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Motorcycle-Bike-Glasses-Scooter-Aviator-Cruiser-Helmet-Pilot-Goggles-New-/371424431455
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-CRG-Vintage-Bike-Aviator-Pilot-Style-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Scooter-Goggles-T04-/141820901518
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bike-Aviator-Pilot-Style-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Scooter-Goggles-Silver-lens-/381527551355
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Steampunk-Vintage-Hemlet-Aviator-Eyewear-Brown-Goggles-Yellow-Lens-/371601833699

hope this helps

yhs
prof marvel


Thank you,
Actually, I placed some strips of weatherstripping inside the hatband that has improved the fit.

The goggles I have on the hat today are very light.  They are constructed of plastic that looks like metal.  The brass visors are very thin.


Ah that's grreat! my next thoughts were to suggest staples or hotglue :-(

yhs
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Rolan_Kraps
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2016, 11:43:20 pm »

The Weatherstripping in the hat band did the trick!

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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2016, 07:09:28 pm »

I was going to suggest adding a strap from the back of the sweatband that could be attached to the back of your handsome vest/waistcoat.
Or to a harness, neckband, or other accessory.
hmmm, you might be able to rig it so that if you pull the strap, or wiggle in a certain way, the hat tips itself.
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WinterHaven
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2016, 08:45:37 pm »

I had the same problem with my hat, I solved it by using a decorative buckle on the back of the goggle strap. I chose the heaviest one that I could and that seemed to work.

Bit late but I also wanted to comment on the beauty of your hat Smiley
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Rolan_Kraps
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2016, 09:00:21 pm »

Thank you Winterhaven.  I think I will put a cartridge loop on it, but it seems to be wearing fine now.

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Miranda.T
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2016, 05:50:56 pm »

Thank you Winterhaven.  I think I will put a cartridge loop on it, but it seems to be wearing fine now.




Now that is a summer hat! A great photo too!

Yours,
Miranda.
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