Clothing · sewing

Jeans: Part 3

As summer is approaching, I was looking into buying our son a bucket hat from Vinted for our upcoming trip to the beach. He wears a baseball hat pretty well, but it doesn’t protect the back of his neck and ears. Back to Pinterest! The challenge was to find a pattern for babies. A challenge that I failed…it’s huge!

After looking at several different bucket hat patterns, I landed on this one from HelloSewing. I liked that she had only three pieces to the pattern that you cut on the fold, some of them twice.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Time needed: 1 hour

Supplies needed:

  • two fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Pattern
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine
hat pattern piece pinned to navy polka dotted fabric
1. Preview and print the pattern.

Read through the directions here. I traced the pattern from my computer screen again, but after looking at a few other patterns, some specifically for baby hats, I decided to scale down the pattern a bit. I ended up tracing it at 90% of the original size.

2. Pin the pattern and cut your fabric.

The two fabrics I chose were jeans (once again) and a navy polka dotted dress that was too small and had one too many runs from the cats claws. I was worried that the dress would be too thin, but along with the thicker denim, it works quite well.

3. Follow the directions!

The author is very specific about ironing the seams and, while I’m normally pretty lazy about this, I decided to do it and I did not regret it! Definitely pull out your iron.

This time my adorable model was not a fan of wearing the massive hat (that is also too small for me) and this was the best photo I could get before he pulled it off his head. Hopefully he’ll grow into it one day because I’m very proud of how it turned out. It can be worn with the denim or the polka dots on the outside and looks pretty cute both ways. The top stitching makes it look more professional than anything I’ve made in a long time. I highly recomend it!

See Jeans part 1 and part 2

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