It's really starting to warm up here in Philadelphia so that must mean it's time for sun hats!
I kept seeing cute children's bucket hats with a really fun patchwork design. After I saw a Disney Cars version I knew I'd just have to make one for own car-obsessed boy. I already had more than enough Cars fabric and scraps for sure.
The pattern is from YouCanMakeThis.com here. One side is patchwork and it reverses to a solid lining. It's a very simple pattern really and it just works well. What more can you ask for?
My semi-willing model:
So next I wanted to make myself a hat too. Since I'm an Amy Butler junkie I went with her Blue Sky Hats pattern. This baby is big and heavy and substantial! Wowza. And a bit tricky to sew. I used the recommend 3 layers of canvas/duck for the brim and it was hard to sew those seams, even with a jeans needle and walking foot. My topstitching around the brim was not quite where I intended it to be, as the fabric has ideas of it's own.
The fabric is also from Amy Butler, the Daisy Chain line. I'd love to make a black/white version too, but I need just the right print for it...
Now I just have to decide if I'm a big hat girl! It feels a bit southern and I'm a northern gal. ;)