Pattern Puzzle: mystery draft

Put on your thinking caps people, can you guess what this is a draft of?


This is something you wear. Give it your best guess. If you don’t want to wait for the solution to be posted tomorrow, you can find that here. Good luck!

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  1. Brian says:

    This is really stumping me and I wanna figure it out on my own. While I don’t understand all lines drawn… appear to me that it may be a crown-less sun visor hat. My opinion may change the more i study it.

  2. Brian says:

    I’m really getting thrown off by the asymmetry of the triangle and half circle. There must be a specific reason they were not aligned with the oval piece they are laid over. The image to the right looks like a basic sort of flounce, but to what it is connect I cannot tell.
    I really look forward to the answer so I can more easily determine these things in the future.

  3. Quincunx says:

    A hat, yes, but not one of the types I know the name of offhand. . .On the other hand, if that curved bit were meant to be flat and/or flipped upwards for the sort of vaguely military cap I picture, why bother transferring all those little marks to the inner arc?

  4. Liz says:

    I was going to guess hat, but I’m not so sure … now I’m guessing a collar, with the straight piece the stand and the circle the collar itself, with ruffles at the front opening.

    (off to click the link to see if I’m right.)


  5. Irina says:

    There is nothing mysterious. This is just a regular technical drafting. I have done a lot like this at university over 20 years ago. There was no CAD like nowadays.

  6. Naomi R. says:

    somebody’s very complicated way to draft a collar facing or a waistband? I’m guessing that this is showing three steps: top left is first, bottom left is second, top right is third.
    And now that I think about it, top left looks like the top a human head… maybe the visor idea is right, too?

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