Embroidery and beading complete, trim the excess background fabric:
Check to make sure the finished top is pretty close to the size of the original pattern piece, and trim if necessary:
Measure and trim the pieced bottom of the beret, too:
Pin crown to bottom of beret….
...and stitch all around. Trim seam to about 3/8”:
Lining, pinned, then stitched all around:
After the lining is stitched, place it inside the hat (wrong sides facing), and pin the lining, hat, and a length of ribbon together, and sew all around. The ribbon is pressed to the inside of the hat and tacked down (to the lining) in a few places. I didn’t want to iron on the velvet so decided to tack the ribbon to the hat using beads sewn all around the hat about 1/8 to 1/4" from the edge. On the green section I used green beads, red section / red beads, etc. I like the way it turned out.
Finished crazy quilted beret, from the back. Can’t wait to wear it to tea!!