A bucket (hat) for the babe…

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After tackling this Bubble Dress, I decided that I had JUST enough fabric leftover to dive into the Reversible Bucket Hat – also an Oliver + S pattern.  And its just too cute for words.  The pattern is a free download (available here) – a simple three piece pattern, cut out the fabric, add a splash of interfacing, and a few rows of topstitching on the brim later, I had a wee baby sun hat.

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I made the extra small (size 6-12 months), which, if the babe doesn’t take after her father and have an abnormally large head (love your head, hon!), should fit her thru next summer.  Fingers crossed for a normal sized baby noggin…

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(of course i forgot to flip the hat inside out and take a picture of the chambray side – i blame the 4:15am wake up call by the babe.  but you get a peek at the chambray on the inside of the hat in this shot.  blue chambray with light pink topstitching… ’nuff said)

The Pattern: Reversible Bucket Hat by Oliver + S

The fabric:  One side is the leftover fabric from this dress – a print called “Cardigan Girls” by Monica Lee. The other side is a blue cotton chambray that I bought in a quasi-bulk amount – in anticipation of lots of chambray baby clothing sewing in my future.

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(baby legs!)

Modifications:  The only part I changed was that I left out the last bit of topstitching (above the hat’s brim) – Honestly, I did the topstitching and couldn’t get it to lie JUST RIGHT, so I unstitched it and decided that it looked pretty fine and dandy without that wonky top stitching.  Sometimes less is more, right?

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(at least her desire to chomp on the baby swing gave me a chance to get a good close-up of the top stitching…)

The verdict:  I’m only wishing the sizing went up to my size.  Its that cute.  I have to reiterate my love of all things Oliver + S… As most commenters have noted out there, the products you make with the Oliver + S patterns look REALLY finished, have an interesting construction, and are just pretty fun to stare at when you’re done.

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2 Responses to A bucket (hat) for the babe…

  1. cerrine says:

    What a professional looking hat! I have to try this!
    (Cutest baby ever!)

    • Spools&Skeins says:

      Thanks!! I say give it a go! The pattern’s easy and free – two good things in my book 😉 Let me know if you do make it – I’d love to see!!

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