Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hats - for me and my big boy

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 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. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Great work Jaime! I think the AB hat looks good- those colors are perfect on you!