how to make an m34 feldmütze

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Post by moses » 26 May 2006 04:57

that's it for the sewing machine. all that's left is the eyelets/grommets.

first thing you ought to do, although i didn't do it here, is paint your grommets, or at least the outer pieces. you want a feldgrau color that more or less matches the wool color. some Testors or other model spray paint would do fine for this, i'm sure.

you want to put them in just above the pointed top of the scoop on the sides of the flaps. the taller but thinner grommet of your 2 piece grommets goes on the outside.

the best way i can see to do this is to put the outer grommet on the outer wool in the place you want and hold it there with a finger, and then to poke a hole in the middle of it from the inside of the hat with an xacto knife or other sharp blade. dig around with the knife and widen up the hole like this. it takes a while. you probably want to switch the grommet to the inside and cut on the outside of the hat once or twice too. once your hole is just big enough to fit the grommet through, (but not too big, keep it tight around the grommet) push it through and go get your other grommet piece. the shorter and wider one. also get the grommet punching tool, like the one seen at the beginning of the howto. a metal rod about 2 inches long with a special curve at one end. oh, and a hammer too. lay the outside of the hat with the grommet in the hole on a hard surface, and put the second grommet piece around the first piece from the inside of the hat. keep the curved lip of the second grommet piece up towards you, of course. now put the fancy end of the grommet tool into the grommet hole and tap it with the hammer until it's flattened out. this will lock the 2 grommet pieces together. see photos.
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Post by moses » 26 May 2006 05:01

and that's it. your hat is done. unless your hat is my hat in which case it has a wehrmacht eagle which is too goddamn small, as you can see in the top photo.

the final finishing touch you can give it is to fold the top of the hat down inside a bit and iron the whole thing flat. use a safety pin to hold the top folded down inside, or even sew it together in there. this was technically against regulations but an awful lot (vast majority, even, i think) of soldiers did it to make the hat look more like a sidecap and less boxy and angular as it normally looks. see bottom two photos for what i mean.
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Post by moses » 26 May 2006 05:10

well in conclusion, i guess this particular work of fine art needs a little more polishing. pattern has some issues. but no one ELSE has m34 hat patterns out there do they? that's right suckers, you're stuck with me.

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Post by moses » 11 Jun 2006 18:57

what is it you're differing with? i don't see any hat sewing patterns for sale there

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Post by von papen » 11 Jun 2006 19:31

sorry i thought he ment he is the only one selling m34 caps, amazing piece of work though i wouldnt have the patience for something like that

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Post by Gesetz » 11 Jun 2006 20:39

That's not even an M34 on the ebay it's an M40!

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Post by Mazz » 28 Nov 2006 21:39

HEy moses the link does not work no more!
http://oym.org/oymr/m34howto/patterns/
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Post by moses » 02 Dec 2006 01:14

my website went down like the luftwaffe in 43-45 :(

anyone who wants the patterns, just PM me an email address and i'll send them around.

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Re: how to make an m34 feldmütze

Post by Geostormz » 16 Mar 2010 02:10

Wow, that was great work Moses.
Sorry to revive an old thread, I was just wondering if I could get the feldmutze and einheitsfeldmütze pattern from you? I'm very interested in making my own. Unfortunately, I'm very new and unable to pm.

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Re: how to make an m34 feldmütze

Post by DetnnoSound [3.PGD] » 16 Mar 2010 04:51

Actually, could I grab a copy of those plans as well? I found this thread a while back, and wanted to try my hand at them.

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Re: how to make an m34 feldmütze

Post by jjprzewozniak » 16 Mar 2010 05:45

Ditto on that. The link seems to be down.
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Re: how to make an m34 feldmütze

Post by Cristianceba » 28 Oct 2013 21:03

Hi I would like the plans for this Feldmütze m34 and m43 field cap, and if possible some other plane have a crusher cap.
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Re: how to make an m34 feldmütze

Post by Karl_Dönitz » 19 Mar 2021 09:12

HI moses if u read this i would like to ask u about the m34 crusher cap pattern if u have it and thx about the m43 cap pattern

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