Enter the bucket hat (courtesy of Little Things to Sew by Oliver + S). Oh so adorable and ridiculously easy and quick to sew up. Plus, it takes a shockingly small amount of fabric, so any cute scraps have the potential to make an sweet little sun shade. I first made one for my (almost) 2 year old. The size small fit perfectly.
After reading a blog post about a variation on the hat construction, I obviously had to make another. My (almost) 7 year old was the lucky recipient. Large worked well for him (and almost fit me!)
For the brim, I interfaced both the inside and outside pieces, and I'm happy I did. And I love the parallel lines of stitching all around--it totally makes the hats!
|Fabric: Alexander Henry 2D Zoo (front) and Michael Miller Backyard Baby (back)|
|Fabric: Michael Miller Dotty Dot (front) and orange kona cotton (back)|
With these cuties my the little guys can be protected from the sun, and I can begin my assimilation to California culture. Now, I just need a windshield shade...