A new season is about to begin, and with that comes new hats. Hats in the desert are handy-no, they are required to live! With that I am required by the Mama Craftiness Laws to make my girls a hat at the start of the warm season. This time around it was V’s turn to get a new hat. Amazingly S’s hat from last year still fits (I may make her a new one anyway).
I used my go-to hat pattern “The Bucket Hat”, from Little Things to sew by Oliver+S. This pattern has got to be one of the easiest and most versatile hat patterns out there. I’ve made four of them to date. They are reversible, meaning two hats in one for those fussy days, easy to wash, and if you’ve done your job sewing them like Lisel tells you to, they will hold up through many seasons of wear and tear by toddlers and young kids alike.
The Bucket Hat pattern is very easy to read and follow. I like the illustrations that demonstrate how to sew each new part. The other thing I really love is that she includes little optional bits to make each hat
better more professional looking. Really all the patterns in the book are like that. Great book, I highly recommend it! But this is not about the book, it’s about the hat.
V picked out the fabric, she calls it her “Ocean Hat”. I love letting my girls pick out their own fabrics for things I make: they feel more pride in them when they are done because they had a hand in making them.