I’ve just finished three reversible bucket hats, one for each of my three kids. This was a project that I started early in the spring, inspired by my oldest daughter who wanted to make a bucket hat for herself. We bought the Betz White Reversible Bucket Hat PDF pattern and I helped her make one with fabric from my stash. She wanted another one, made from more ideal prints so we ordered some from Hawthorn Supply. Due to the pandemic, it took a while for everything to come in.
Meanwhile, I made a size medium hat for my youngest daughter and ordered plaid fabrics to make another for my middle child as well. Then, of course, work and life got busy and stressful and the weeks of summer flew by. But finally, I finished all three.
This pattern is very easy to follow and comes together quickly. The results are lovely, just like a store-bought hat. Rather than using canvas, we used quilting cotton (since it comes in so many more prints) and fused all the pieces to lightweight interfacing before sewing. This worked perfectly.
As the summer comes to an end I’m endeavoring to finish up all of the projects I started early in the pandemic. It’s time to move on to fall sewing projects.