The second and last part. The first one can be seen here.
There are actually no markings on D to tell where you are supposed to attach it, but trust me, it is supposed to wrap around the gathered bit on B. The instructions said to stitch it to the inside first, but I did it the other way around, as I found it easier to place. Just stitch it down at the ends.
As I actually have a hat block I steamed the buckram onto it with the help of my iron. That is probably not a good idea if you use a Styrofoam ball, though… In that case I would have boiled water in a small saucepan or kettle to get steam. Don’t get the buckram too wet, as the two layers in it will part and the glue may disappear.
When dry you need to shape it to fit inside the hat. The instructions don’t say anything more about it, more than one end should be formed in a peak. So I pinned the hat on to the buckram along the stitching lines.
Then draw a cutting line according to the pins. I managed to make it on the small side though- better to cut it a little large and then pair it down, I think. As I made this hat according to the instructions, there is no wire edging the buckram cap. To make the hat more stable and durable, whipstitch millinery wire around the cap before you sew it into the hat
Stitch the buckram in place according to instructions and finish as instructed with elastic and grosgrain ribbon. (I forgot to take a picture of the inside). Then the instructions ends and you have a hat that looks like this.
I must confess that I felt a bit flabbergasted here. After some thinking the light bulb went off and it’s really quite simple. The pointy end of A that at this point just flops around, are to be inserted into the wrapped around pattern piece D, like this.
Keep pulling until all but the wired part of the brim is pulled through. And NOW the hat is done! You just need to bend the brim into a shape to your liking and the hat will look something like this.
And from the back.
A vast improvement, yes? I think so. I hope you have found this guide informative. Don’t hesitate to ask if anything seems unclear. This thread at The Fedora Lounge has some discussions on how to make this hat as well. Tomoorow there will be some pictures of me wearing the hat as well.