This hat band was made at the request of a friend. He needed something he could wear that wouldn’t excite negative comments — or cause excitement. Most dress wear hat bands, shoes, and belts are black. This made choice of color easy. The thin 4 strand braid seemed like a good compromise between something people wouldn’t see in a negative light, and something people wouldn’t see at all. The Turk’s Heads that form the keeper and dress up the loose end add a little flair.
In the picture you can see a leather band under the one I made — this is my hat and came with that band. His hat wasn’t available for the picture.
The braid ends up being about 1/2″ wide by 1/8″ thick.
The keeper is a 9 Lead X 4 Bight Turk’s Head knot, doubled.
On the loose end of the braid I first made a double Matthew Walker knot. This didn’t seem to hold its own next to the keeper, so I used it as a mouse and clapped on a Turk’s Head of 5 Leads X 4 Bights, doubled. The ends of the braid were trimmed short as a random length 4 strand tassel.
The post below this one has links to my other posts with hat bands I made.
I like the look of this hat band enough that I plan on making one for myself. What is your opinion on it? Do you know of any way I could improve it?
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