Bucket Hat Tutorial

Friday, July 8, 2011

Last week I helped to kick off Angie's
Beach Bash with this
Bucket Hat Tutorial.
Now I get to share it with all of you!

Bucket hats tend to grow legs and go missing around our house.  So in an effort to curb our bucket hat spending I have started to create my own.  You can find my uber simplified pattern {really more of a sketched guideline that I took from one of our existing hats} here or another great pattern here.  Ready?

1.  Cut out pattern pieces. 

2.  Pin the two side pieces together, right sides facing.

3.  Sew the pieces together along the ends using a half inch seam allowance.

4.  Cut into the curved top of your sides about 1/4" down
and 1/2" apart.

5.  Pin the top of your hat to the sides, right sides together.

6.  Sew the top to the sides.
 
This is where you are at so far.

7.  Now pin your brim pieces, right sides facing. 
Sew them together at the ends.

 
8.  Cut along the smaller curve of your brim 1/2" apart and 1/4" down.
 
9.  Pin the right side of your brim to the right side of your side and sew together.

Here's where you are at.  You could finish the edges with bias tape or repeat steps 1-9 to create a reversible hat.

For a reversible hat you would sew the hats together, right sides facing, leaving a 3" gap.  Then pull the hat right side out.

Close the gap with a whip stitch or straight stitch and VOILA you're done! 
I have made three or four hats now and this last one took me an hour to complete {including photo shoot}.  Not too shabby!

Cute eh? 


Isaiah was super cute during this photo shoot.  He usually doesn't like for me to take his picture so this was a treat.




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5 comments:

  1. Oh this is adorable! You did a great job and he is so stinkin cute!
    Connie

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  2. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I just featured you on my facebook page!

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  3. This is fantastic. Have bookmarked to make in the summer!
    Lowri :-)

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  4. Cute, cute! I need to make some of these for my daughter. Great tutorial!!

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  5. I love bucket hats! Thanks for the tutorial. If I made one for my toddler, I wonder if she'd keep it on ...
    --Jill
    http://jillmadeit.blogspot.com/

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