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E-PATTERN - WW1 Overseas Caps in 9 Styles - Pick Your Size- Hat Size 7 to 7 5/8

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Our first pattern in our new line of WEARING HISTORY Q.M.C. Patterns! A selection of WW1 Uniform Patterns inspired by period originals.

• 9 different styles

• 6 different sizes available (Pick your size!)

• Beginner Difficulty

Early in U.S. involvement during WW1, a new cap was needed to replace headgear unsuitable for trench warfare. The solution was the overseas cap, as the U.S. troops would call it. They were already available in a variety of designs made by Allies like France and Great Britain. Through an evolution of 3 designs the U.S. Army constructed it’s own cap. Even with the U.S. versions available U.S. troops commonly wore all sorts of styles of this headgear in different shades and thickness of wool. Many shades, types and gauges of wool were used by the different manufacturers resulting in a typical WW1 in-uniformity of the service uniform. Many different examples can be seen with a quick search on the web and are suggested to use as a gauge for your fabric choice. For an authentic period impression, use olive drab green, brown, or mustard mid weight wool. This pattern was designed for 18 oz serge wool. Heavier wools can be used but may require fit adjustments. This pattern is unlined and uses an interior twill sweatband as seen in originals we studied. This can be made lined, if desired, but instructions for fit and construction of lined hats are not included in this pattern. CLICK HERE FOR GREAT INFO ON OVERSEAS CAPS:

-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-

Hat sizes from 7 through 7 5/8. 1/2 yard 60” or 46” 8 oz Wool

-Additional Notes-

This was designed to be used with 8 oz. serge wool. Fit may vary with different wool.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

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    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

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Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.