I am excited to share these cute little hats. As I was packing for our holiday I realised we didn’t have enough kids hats one day before departing. Instead of heading out to the shops to buy them I googled “free hat patterns” and came across this Oliver and S Bucket hat.
I printed it out, selected fabrics and boom! 3 hours later I had 3 hats :-). The first one took the longest to make and the last 2 were made assembly line style and finished in 45 minutes. This was a scrap busting project too…gotta love a project that doesn’t cost you anything :-).
The pattern is well written, easy to understand and makes a great finished product that is true to size. For the beginner the curves can be a bit frustrating. On two of the hats I struggled to avoid getting puckers around the curved seams. With more time it does get much easier now I’ve had more practice but its something to be aware of.
My only gripe would be that it has no chin strap for the little ones who do not like wearing hats! To be fair it could be easily added on and I will try to do so in future.
I love this pattern and will be making more out of scraps. It’s free and available in four sizes, so whats not to love?
There is so much going on in the garden right now but I selected a few of my favourites sights when I wonder around the garden.
Everything looks set to make for lovely summer garden..There is still so much to do but the plan for the weekend is to spend a lot of time at the allotment planting, weeding and setting up for summer. Happy days :-).
I am hopeful I can squeeze in a bit of sewing – currently working through some of my UFOs before cutting out new projects. Apparently I was very good at bagging items up and tucking them somewhere random and out of sight. However when I organised my sewing cave – they all came out in one huge pile. A decent sized pile too.The funny thing is that almost 80% of them were abandoned nearly at the finishing line – its mostly buttonholes and zip insertions left to complete :-).
Have you any sewing plans for this weekend? I’d love to hear about them. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!