Sunday, September 9, 2012

You Can Leave Your Hat On - Hat Sew-Along

Today I'm linking up with Solomon Sewing.  Carmel is having a hat sew-along this month, and it piqued my interest basically because I had never made a hat, nor ever thought about making a hat, until I read her post!  And then I thought, if I can actually make a hat, it would be THE perfect gift for birthdays and Christmas - so I got a move on.

If you read the sew-along post HERE, you will see that Carmel has given some fabulous examples of hat patterns and tutorials.  I chose to make the Oliver + S Bucket Hat firstly because it was FREE and secondly because I have made a few of their patterns and Love them!  They've won me over again with this little beauty.  It was very simple to follow and the sizing was pretty spot on - for my kids' heads anyway.  Obviously all children have different sized heads, so best you measure yours before you decide on a pattern!

The only thing I did differently during the process, was to follow another BLOG POST so that there was NO hand sewing involved!  Much more my style.

This is the end result....

One side

And the reverse side!

I have mentioned many times my dread of all things fiddly.  This was not too fiddly at all - so it's a winner!  Christmas - sorted!

If you wish to join in the sew-along, pop on over and link up!



  1. Thanks for joining in. I've added a link to my side bar under the Sew-Along badge. Your hat looks great! The tutorial you linked is really good too, I like that trick with the opening.

  2. Great looking hat! I thought the sizing was pretty spot on for my girls too. And that no-hand-stitching finish, brilliant! Definitely going to give it a go next time I make this hat :o)


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