We are going on vacation. A real vacation. With sun. And sand. And most importantly, grandparents. See, a real vacation. For me. I'm giddy!
Due to the whole sun issue it was obvious we'd need a bucket hat from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. Of course. And once I made one hat, others were requested. This is what I've got so far.
The hats are fully reversible. Though I added a chin strap to this one making it not so reversible. But with a 13 month old a chin strap is essential. Just sew it in when sewing the inside hat portion to the rest of the hat (final step).
The pattern says the rows of stitching on the brim are optional but don't skip that part. It isn't that difficult if you go very slow and it adds so much strength to the hat. No floppiness here. Plus the cute factor raises by at least 5 points.
I omitted the hand stitching on the last step of the pattern and just machine sewed in on. You'll know what I mean when you have the pattern. It worked well and saved me a bit of time. I just pinned carefully and had no issues (oh except that one but then it was good)! Like I said, add a little time if you are working late at night.
Total stars for this pattern?