I found myself with a few Munchkin-Free hours this weekend and wrapped up the Oliver+S Bucket Hat I'd been procrastinating.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute...mostly because of Mr. Man's fabric choices and not my wonky concentric stitched rings around the brim. oy.
The printed side was a home deco. weight Dwell Studios fabric, so I just used a very lightweight interfacing in the brim. I'm already planning hats for the girls...even though The Monkey tried her best to claim this one.
^this one NEVER sits still...^
I ended up fully machine stitching this one because I was down to the wire to finish it before the 1st...also I'm essentially lazy. so there's that. Also? I didn't used as many pins as I thought I might. I pulled out the gigantor pin cushion and ended up only pinning at the seams & notches (so four places) when stitching the crown to the sides and the sides to the brims, respectively. In lieu of pinning the crap out of it, I just worked slowly, letting the feed dogs do their thing and helping them along with my finger tips.
And, now that I've successfully (relatively speaking) tackled this project, I've got to make a couple for the girls...
Why doesn't he have a shirt on? Why is he blurry? These are questions I dare not attempt to answer. He loves the hat though. They tend to love their things more when they get to pick the fabric!