The Bucket Hat is simple to make and sized to fit you as well as your kids! Make it as using my hefty Hemp & Organic Cotton Canvas for a nice firm shape (above). I used my Picnic Floral print for the outer hat and crown lining and the Wood Pile print for the brim lining.
For this version, I lined the hat with a lighter weight solid fabric for a slightly floppier hat (seen above in my Sprig & Sprouts print. See also last post). I love the versatility of it’s reversibility! I found a solid organic cotton canvas made by Marcus called Oasis. I used it for the hat lining and also for the backs of my pillows.
If you’d prefer to reuse fabric, you can even make it with a repurposed pair of cargo pants and a dress shirt for the lining as I have here. With a little strategic placement, you can salvage a few of the original details, such as the little pocket! (Shown in Kids size on my 7 year old son. I told him it was a fishing hat and he promptly asked for embellish-fish).
This pattern is the first in my forthcoming series called, “Make New or Make Do”™ sewing patterns. These patterns have instructions showing how to make projects with new fabrics as well as with repurposed materials. Look for more to come!