Hats, Hats, Hats

Where in the world did February go (I missed my 3 year blog-o-versary this month)? It’s March 1 which means the start of Pattern Review’s Sewn Hat Contest. I’m using this as an excuse to sew up all those hat patterns (and one book) that I’ve been meaning to get to, but never have. First up, YouCanMakeThis Reversible Patchwork Bucket Hat (for Easton). I actually won this pattern last summer and had plans to join their sew along, but never got any further than printing out the instructions and purchasing fabric. If you’re interested in making this one for yourself, YCMT has it one on sale for $5.
My second hat is the newsboy from Eugenia Kim’s Saturday Night Hat. I have had this book since Christmas 2006 and keep telling myself that I’ll sew something up from it…. Now that I don’t have to head out to the copy store to enlarge the pattern (we have a copier in the house now) I have no excuse not to make something! I still haven’t decided on a fabric for this one either – I’d love to use stash, but we’ll have to see what ‘calls’ to me with this one.
I also have Amy Butler’s Blue Sky pattern that I’d like to try out – although, I’m thinking the finished product is going to look absolutely enormous on me. Do you have a favorite hat pattern? I’d love to hear about it… I may have to add it to my list!

3 thoughts on “Hats, Hats, Hats

  1. Sarah

    Funnily enough, my favorite hat pattern source has been through Japanese sewing books and magazines. “Idea Hat Recipe Book” is a good one, and the magazine “Female” usually has a few hats in each issue. They’re a bit more stylish than your usual sewing pattern styles. (Of course, the patterns are in Japanese, which can be a challenge.)
    Hat-making is surprisingly fun and challenging. Looking forward to seeing what you make!

  2. bernadette

    Wow – you have a copier! I was happy using the fancy ones at a large office-supply store but lately their customer-use machines are fewer, broken, or just not working very well.

  3. sassypriscilla

    I’ll have to measure Aidan’s head to make one of those bucket hats. Adorable! I have that book, too, but haven’t made anything. I also should finish my Blue Sky hat – I made a mistake and never went back to it. Nice nudge to try to do so!

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