I really love hats. They are cute and practical. I love putting my kids in hats all year round, something different for each season. I've done summer bucket hats and knitted all kinds of winter hats. I figured it was time to make some fall hats. Because why not? They keep the head warm when it's chilly and can hide all sorts of bed hair. Aside from that, it's extra sun protection. A triple "A" in my book.
Inspired by this tutorial, you might recall that I made some newborn hats right away for my neighbor. Well, I have a few more friends having boys this fall, so I bought some knit fabric and made the two hats above (times four and counting).
Then I enlarged the pattern a bit and, with some trial and error, made these two hats for my daughter.
The hounds tooth fabric was leftover from a few projects I did last year like this scarflette and this skirt. I used some interlock black fabric for the bottom portion. The bow happened to come from a stuffed animal (who never wore it!). I just sewed it on.
The blue flower fabric below I bought at Girl Charlee. It's so soft and feminine.
While I was at it, I let my son choose his fabric of choice and made a hat for him too. It's so big compared to the newborns'! (And could've been a little bigger too, I think.)
The kids love their new hats and I love them in them!
Now I'm thinking...one for myself?