Welcome to my first post! I’ve got tons of goodies to share with you, but here is my latest project for you.
My baby boy had already outgrown TWO sunhats (and he’s only 7 months!), so it was time to make one from some fabric scraps I have. After much Googling, I found a website with a free pattern. All was good until I got to the rim. After two failed attempts, I decided to make a new pattern for it and I roped in Hubby to do some pi calculations (never thought I’d need those again!).
Although the pattern looks a bit daunting (you have to draw it yourself as opposed to downloading a pdf and printing it) you’ll be surprised at how easy it is once you start. I just draw my patterns onto newspaper as it’s so big and much cheaper than buying special paper.
How To: Draw a semi-circle with an 8cm radius inside a circle with a 16cm radius. Fold it in half. Cut 1cm above the halfway mark (to allow for a seam allowance). Now measure 2cm down the outside edge and trim from here up to the top of the inside corner (don’t take any length off your inside circle or it won’t fit the hat). Cut 2 of these for the outside and 2 for your lining and then carry on with the instructions on the above mentioned website.
Yes, it’s more work than just buying one. But I love seeing him wear it!