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Flag Bucket Hat

I made Violet another reversible bucket hat from the Oliver and S pattern. I love this pattern from their book Little Things to Sew, and now it’s available as a free download on their website. As always with their patterns, the instructions are very easy to follow and the finished product looks totally pro (as long as you don’t look too close to mine).

Her older one has been leaving a lot of her neck exposed to the sun, so I made a new one in the next larger size and extended the brim about 3/4 inch. As it turns out, it’s too big for her and slides around on her head way too much. When I get around to it, I’m going to make another one from the smaller size and just extend the brim a good inch or inch and a half for good sun coverage.

All of the hats I’ve made so far are fairly gender neutral, so I’ll be able to reuse them for Emmett. This one is a nice cotton twill on one side, and a sweet bunting print quilting cotton on the other side.

The stitching isn’t quite perfect, but close enough. I don’t notice the bits that used to bother me so much when I first made her older hat, so I decided there would be no using the seam ripper this time around. Phew!


  1. barbara

    I assume you used your serger for the hats. Do you think it would be too difficult on my sewing machine? The hats are so adorable and it goes without saying that your little model is ADORABLE! I have been wanting to make hats for the cancer kids at the hospital, so I might give one a try.

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