Friday, 21 June 2013

I do love....

...a quick project!
And a quick and easy project is even better!
So after sitting on the pattern pieces for a few weeks I knuckled down yesterday and produced this.
A summer hat, whilst it was raining outside!! I think I should have made it waterproof!
It's the free Reversible Bucket Hat pattern from Oliver + S and even though I hate the curve bits it was a really quick make!
I used fabric I had already, Multi Polka Dots from Pam Kitty Love and Bouquet in Daisy from Posy by Aneela Hoey.
I made the medium for 3-5 year olds. Rose is 2½ and it's not got much growing room. But my children do seem to have rather large heads.
I'm planning another in red and blue and will definitely make that in the large.
One thing I really glad I thought of, was to use two similarly coloured patterns for the fabrics, as it would really show through on the bucket bit as there is no interfacing there.
And the best bit, the Husband came home from work and saw Rose wearing it and said "oh, you've bought her a hat! It looks lovely!" He didn't even suspect I had made it!


  1. They are both adorable! What a great compliment from your husband too!

  2. Oh, ace hat - you did a brilliant job, not surprised your husband thought it was a bought one. Lovely pic too.

  3. These are gorgeous hats! Will have to look up this pattern - too useful to miss!

  4. Darling, darling, darling! Oh, I need to stop doing housework and make one for my granddaughters -- waterproof, they live in Tacoma!

  5. Brilliant - well done, I've had the pattern cut out for ages but the boy said he didn't want a new hat as he already has one! So it's back at the bottom of the list! P.S. have you seen

  6. Adorable! You are the second person I've seen to use that pattern -- I'm going to have to go check it out! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  7. Hope she's getting plenty of use out of it now :o) I've read that that hat goes a bit on the small side

  8. I thought the same thing -- your hat totally looks professional and store-bought! :)


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