Today's status report: Very Close To Being Finished
This makes it easier to sew as the leather will conform (sort of) to the position it's been clipped into.
I also stitched the crown to the side pieces last night. There are two side pieces -- something I wish could be otherwise but to cut it as a single piece would take a fairly large piece of leather.
It went so well, I decided to keep going.
I attached the hat band to the hat sides and, really, the thing is all finished. As I type, I am waiting for my iron to heat up so I can bind the inner seam where the twill tends to fray and get kind of messy
Pictures hopefully tomorrow as this hat really looks its best on a model and it definitely doesn't fit little me :o)