Category Archives: Little Stitches Military Hat

Iron-Fisted Dictator

Generally on Wednesday nights, I sit down and start my Linky Thursday post. I had good intentions of getting it together last night, but sleep got the better of me. Now that I’m feeling (sort of) rested, I think I’ll be able to pull it together for tomorrow’s post. In the mean time, I’m showing off Easton’s new hat!

Alright, I’ll admit it, it looks like something like Castro would wear, but it’s so darn cute. The rest of the hat went together well, but it is extremely bulky in some areas – so much so that in the initial ‘fitting’, the hat just sat on Easton’s head. After trimming the seams, it fits much better, but is still too small – I’ll need to make another one (in thinner material) that will take him into late fall. And now, for an action shot:

I think I need to make him a shirt that reads “Obey Me” or use Max Barry’s idea, “Iron-Fisted Dictator” (as he describes his two year old daughter), to complete Easton’s look!

Castro’s Crown?

Since I was so productive in tracing patterns and cutting fabric over the long weekend, it was time to fire up the sewing machine and get to work. My latest project is the Military Style hat from Amy Butler’s Little Stitches. This was one of those patterns that immediately caught my eye and I knew that I had to make this at some point. I chose a dark green denim (very military looking, IMHO) from the one Walmart in my area that still has a sewing department for the exterior fabric and an Amy Butler paisley (out of print) fabric that I had in my stash for the lining. I got to a good stopping point and have a hat crown completed:

So far, I love the way it looks, although the down side…. I selected too thick of material and I can tell that is going to give me some ‘issues’ when I start attaching the brim. Plus Bret looked at it and said (between the style and my color selection) Easton’s going to look like Castro – I’m just ignoring that comment.

On The Cutting Table

It’s a long weekend – Taylor is away at Table Rock with a friend and her family, Easton is napping (he’s exchanged is 30 minute cat naps for 1 1/2-2 hour snoozes), and Bret doing a variety of projects which leaves me plenty of time for sewing… or at least lots of prep-work for sewing! On the table right now are two items for Easton: Amy Butler’s Military Style Hat from Little Stitches for Little Ones and Heather Bailey’s Happy Stacker and a pincushion for myself from Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle. The first two projects are up on the sidebar for you to check out the details and I’ll have a book review of Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle tomorrow. In the mean time, have a great long weekend and happy sewing!