Summer is here! The kids needed hats. Enter the Reversible Bucket Hat from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew (also available as a free pattern download here).

For Finley’s hat, I extended the brim by 1.5 inches à la A Little Gray and I love it.  It makes the hat much more feminine and even offers better sun coverage.  I highly recommend it.

I also assembled the hat using A Little Gray’s no hand stitch method because I hate hand stitching.a.lot. It worked like charm.

I used shot cotton in lilac on one side and some random hobby lobby fabric on the other.

I made the size large for Finley. Large is supposed to fit 6-8 year olds.  Finley just turned 5 and the hat is snug.  I guess she has a larger than average head…to accommodate her larger than average brain, of course ;) .

Nash’s hat situation is a work in progress.  I actually made his hat first. I made him a size small, which is meant for 12-24 months.  Nash is almost 2, so SHOCKER, the hat is too small. I’m not sure why I decided to size down on this one…it must have been late.  Oh well, let’s just call this my practice hat or future hat for baby boy #2.

I don’t love the prints on this hat. I think I will go the solid color route on at least one side next time.  Don’t you think?

UPDATE: I made Nash a new hat. Check it out here.


6 Responses to Oliver + S Bucket Hats

  1. Nano says:

    Perfect timing for the beach trip ! I like the car/building material, but not with the green circle for Nash…I agree with a solid for the other side. BUT, very cute !

  2. Ana Sofia says:

    Beautiful hats! (and great reminder that I need to start the summer hat production as well)
    I also love it with one-solid side – makes it a bit more easy to match with the summer clothes :)

  3. Melissa L says:

    I find they run small too. Measured son’s head at 19″ so I made the small….too small! Thanks for the link to the no hand sew method, I’ll use that on the next one!

  4. Jessica says:

    Yay! I love your floppy hat, the fabrics are perfect on her!

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