Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Reversible Bucket Hat

Despite the most recent snowstorm which left us with at least ten fresh inches of snow on the ground, I had sunny spring and summer days in mind as I made my second project for Celebrate the BOY - a Reversible Bucket Hat from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. I used left over denim from these pants and the deer fabric from my first project for CTB. So, naturally, Eli's little bucket hat matches his new treasure pocket pants, though he can easily wear it with almost anything. And that's a good thing since sun hats are ubiquitous in the coming warm, sunny months.

I used this pattern last year to make a hat for Eli and I enjoyed it the second time around even more. It comes together so quickly and the resulting hat is so cute and so well made, as with all of the projects in Little Things to Sew. I highly recommend a copy of this book for your library, but if you love this bucket hat and need to make one right this minute you can get it as a free sample pattern from the Oliver + S website. I made a small, which is supposed to fit 12-24 month olds and seems true to size. My only divergence from the pattern was omitting the interfacing in the brim - I figured the denim provides enough rigidity.

I can't tell you how much I look forward to the day we switch from wool hats to sun hats. I assure you when it arrives, this boy will be ready.


  1. Very cute! I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns to share are invited to link up!

  2. Your hat turned out so cute! I love your fabric choices. :)

  3. the hat is great and I have made that sweater vest for my girls so many times! Its the milo one right? I love her work so much. Such a quick and simple knit and perfect to keep em warm!

    1. Thanks, Shannon. Yes, it's the milo. Such a great pattern! I first made one for my girl a couple years ago - I made it long and added a ruffle at the bottom so it was kind of like a dress:
      She still wears it (as a true vest) today! I'm hoping the boy gets similar wear out of his.