The step by step construction tutorial, with pictures, for this hat is on my French blog : Chapeau d’été
HotPatterns : Sunny Side Up Sunhat
This is a free pattern from HotPatterns that you can download here.
“Protect your gorgeous face and precious skin from the sun this Summer with our fabulously flattering sunhat! This is designed for fabrics with a little body, like denim, drill, canvas or home-dec materials, but you can also use lighter weight fabrics with a canvas interlining.
Chic bucket-style hat has an oval crown, high tapered sides and a shaped brim with a center back, baseball-cap style cut-out. Contrast binding finishes the brim edge and a contrast band and tie means you can adjust the hat to fit you perfectly.
This sunhat has a soft, slightly relaxed silhouette.”
On size (adult)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes but this is not for total beginners (it’s rated advanced beginner by Hot Patterns), the instructions are minimal and the drawings aren’t very detailed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The style, I love it, very retro-chic.
I love the large brim for sun protection.
White linen for main fabric.
Printed cotton voile for lining and white cotton voile for underlining it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn’t use self fabric to make the bias binding, I had some already made that was close enough.
I didn’t interline the hat with canvas thinking the linen was stiff enough, but if I had to do it again I would use a canvas, I find my hat a little too “relaxed”
I did underline the lining as I used cotton voile and it was really too thin.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again but in this case I would take 1-1,5cm off the hight of the sides, I find it just a little to high for my head.
I would definitely use canvas to interline.
I just love the style of this hat ! And with a free pattern that’s a treat !