Do you ever take on a project thinking it is the BEST idea ever, only to later regret starting in the first place?
I kind of got that feeling with this project! 6 hats in a row... I am the type to jump around from project to project, rarely repeating one. 4 of these hats were for gifts.
The pattern was the Free Oliver + S Bucket Hat. I had heard some stories about it being too small, and the seams not lining up. I am happy to report that I had no such trouble, and I sewed them up in 3 sizes.
I topstitched almost every possible seam. Top-stitching is my favourite detail for boys. I don't know why, I just love it.
Next post up I will detail my main tip when sewing the crown to the side panels, and also how I kept it fun while sewing 6 of them in a row.
Pattern: Oliver + S Bucket Hat Pattern [free download]
Fabric Type: Cotton Drill for main and lining
Interfacing: Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing on the brim only.
Notes: Measured my children's heads and went with the size that fit the measurement. For my 3yo this meant using the size large.
Some action shots for you, from a holiday to Narooma, NSW :)
Can you tell my boys are Thomas obsessed? :)