Do you ever have something that you've been meaning to share with someone, but for some reason just keep forgetting? That's what happened with me and this cute Bucket Hat!
I made this hat at the beginning of summer (in early June, so I suppose it was spring technically). Catherine needed a pool hat -- something that could get wet and still keep her head shaded. She has *ahem* a large head and had outgrown the hat she wore last year. These pictures were taken just this week (in early December), so this is how the hat looks after a summer of sun and chlorine.
The pattern is The Reversible Bucket Hat by Oliver + S. (It's a free download!) I cut all of the pieces then constructed it per Jessica's instructions over at A Little Gray. Her method is pretty easy and eliminates the need for hand-sewing. I will be the first to admit, I didn't do a perfect job: the seams don't line up perfectly and my top stitching is a bit wonky. I still really like the finished product though!
This is a great project for those super cute fat quarters that you have laying around. (Because we all have some of those, right?) I also love that this hat will be something that I can make "boyish" for when My Little Man arrives.
This hat is fully reversible, and personally I like both the fabrics that I chose for Catherine's hat, however, she is quite adamant that the pink side is the "right" side and thought I was super silly for taking pictures of her with her hat "inside out"!
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