The Oliver & S Bucket Hat is the perfect hat to sew!
This fabric was almost a shirt. For me.
Now I see that it was obviously meant for as a hat for my son! And the Oliver & S Bucket Hat is the perfect hat to sew!
So it sat in the WIP pile for a bit longer.
Summer gets closer and I realise that my son has grown out of his summer hats. Light bulb moment! I finally decided to cut off the seams of the shirt and make up this beautiful cotton into this Oliver & S Bucket hat for Little Buddy. I'd been hoarding the pattern for a while too, but my pattern hoarding is for another post...a long post!!!
I am pretty happy with how it's turned out. It keeps the sun out of his eyes and off his face perfectly. And is unique and special.
I didn't follow the pattern to the letter as I felt "my way" was easier at the time! Next time, I won't top stitch the crown once I bagged it all out as that was fiddly and left a few bumps. I may also add some width to the brim for that little extra shade from the sun.
Overall, the Oliver & S Bucket Hat is the perfect hat to sew! Have you made this hat too? We'd love to see your makes! Post a pic to our Facebook page or tag #usefulboxblog on Instagram!