Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat

Can I just say how much I adore this pattern?  It is so hard to find a good free child's hat pattern online.  This one is so amazing I wouldn't have minded paying for it.  The first toddler hat pattern I tried was a disaster.  The top of the hat consisted of 4 triangles sewn together...I guess to make a round shape...??  Instead it looked like four flappy triangles sewn together maybe to make room for 4 floppy ears attached to one's head.  Not my style.  Not at all.

The Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat pattern is FREE.  It fits children 6 months to 8 years old.  I cut out a medium (3-5 years old) and ended up with this beauty:


I made this for my friend's 2 year old boy.  We stayed with her family while we visited around Northern Virginia and D.C.  I will use nicknames here.  The hat fit GoGo, but he wasn't in the mood for a photo shoot.


This is probably the best picture I got of him wearing it.


This one isn't too bad, either.


Crazy boy just wanted to watch a YouTube video! "Me deja ver el video, guys!" I know, adults are silly, huh?


So, we put it on his 6 month old sister.  If we played 'who wore it better,' I think she would win.  My favorite design detail is the topstiching all along the brim of the hat.


At six months old, the hat is a little big for Chicis, but the fit is not bad.  I wish I had gone up a size for GoGo.  

I gained an appreciation for sewing bloggers who photograph their children.  Sometimes they just gotta wiggle! 

What a great hat! I'd love to make it again.  I wish it came in my size...my bucket hat fell off at Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado last summer.  I wonder how many flip flops, sunglasses and hats end up at the bottom of Clear Creek.  

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