Sun Safety Just Got Cuter
Besides lookin' pretty dang adorable, these mini bucket hats help keep our groms faces nice n’ shady while they’re outside running around in the sun. And If you're a parent (or auntie/uncle) that loves to sew, this'll be your jam.
We used a super soft terry cloth material (pre-loved towels work great) to make these, but there are a ton of other fabrics out there that would work really well with this pattern, especially if you want to upcycle some materials you already have at home!
Oh, and while we designed this template to fit sizes 2T/3T, it’s can be customized to fit your mini-me with just a few minor adjustments.
Here's what ya need to start!
- Sewing Machine
1-1.5 Yards of your chosen fabric (i.e. linen, denim, canvas, but nothin’ too flimsy)
- Matching Thread
- Printed Bucket Hat Pattern
Iron and Ironing Board (Optional)
Ready, Set, Sew
Print out the pattern we attached and cut out your stencils. (Pro tip: trace stencils onto cardboard to use while cutting fabric.)
Start by sewing the headband pieces together. Then, attach to the top of the bucket hat (aka the circular piece of fabric). Set aside.
Sew the brim pieces together and add to the pieces you sewed together in step 2.
To make the brim firm, you can stitch 2-4 rings around it. Ironing the pieces down beforehand helps too, but it’s not necessary.
Once the hat is finished, throw it in the wash to get rid of any loose fabric pieces.
Hope you have as much fun makin' this as we did.