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!


  1. Sewing Machine
  2. 1-1.5 Yards of your chosen fabric (i.e. linen, denim, canvas, but nothin’ too flimsy)
  3. Scissors
  4. Matching Thread
  5. Pins
  6. Printed Bucket Hat Pattern
  7. Iron and Ironing Board (Optional)

Materials for DIY bucket hat

Ready, Set, Sew

  1. Print out the pattern we attached and cut out your stencils. (Pro tip: trace stencils onto cardboard to use while cutting fabric.)
    Step one for DIY bucket hat
  2. Start by sewing the headband pieces together. Then, attach to the top of the bucket hat (aka the circular piece of fabric). Set aside.
    Step two for DIY bucket hat
  3. Sew the brim pieces together and add to the pieces you sewed together in step 2.
    Step three for DIY bucket hat
  4. 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.
  5. Once the hat is finished, throw it in the wash to get rid of any loose fabric pieces.

Steps four and five for DIY bucket hat

Hope you have as much fun makin' this as we did.