My kids wear hats all the time. In the winter, they're knit and heavy. In the summer they're light and shield their faces from the sun. I've made hats for all seasons and had been thinking about making new summer hats for a while for my kids (well, since the summer started!). But I wasn't excited about making another bucket hat because I wasn't sure I could find a pattern that would fit. The thing is, my kids have big heads. (I maxed out the size on the last bucket hats.) So when I saw this pattern for a free adult size Oxford-style hat, I jumped on it.
I don't remember what they were talking about here, but they were having fun in the photo shoot, wearing their hats. My son picked out the giraffe-print flannel lining and I added a crocheted flower (from etsy) on my daughter's hat. The outer fabric is a medium-weight ticking from Joann's. (Oh, and my daughter has a light-weight khaki on the inside of her hat.)
The pattern was great. But paying attention to the seam allowance is key. The first hat I made ended up being too small for my kids and I gave it to a friend. This handsome kid here:
The second hat, I think I did the seam allowance perfectly according to the pattern. And that became my daughter's hat.
The third hat I enlarged the pattern pieces a little bit and the end result went to my son (his hat is, actually, a little big on him. But it's better than being a little small, right?).
I have to say, I really dig these hats. I think they're super cool. And they were pretty fast to make. I definitely see more of these in the future. (Maybe one for me...)
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