Thursday, 13 March 2014

Oliver & S Bucket Hat

Just a quick post showing the hat I made my Niece V yesterday. My sister had mentioned she was looking for a new hat for V with a drawstring strap so I thought I'd whip one up using the free Oliver & S bucket hat pattern.

The pattern comes in 6m to 8 yrs sizes. I made V the small (12m-2yrs) in the fruity cotton fabric I used for her Christmas present with purple insides. The pattern only has three pieces and comes together super quick. the only tricky part is sewing around the small curves. Also, I hate hand sewing so it was a little annoying having to sew the inside hat into the shell hat.  

 The only alteration I made to the pattern was to sandwich a cord made from the self fabric into the sides of the hat to act as a strap and pop a drawstring closure on there.

It turned out super cute but on the small side. V will need the next size up in no time even though she's only 16 mths. Overall, this is a great free pattern!


  1. Great work, that looks RTW! Lucky niece!

  2. Liz, have you seen the no hand stitching tutorial on A Little Gray? I made my last one using this because I can't stand hand stitching!! haha

    1. ugh, no I didn't! well next time, thanks for hooking me up with the link.

  3. This is so cute! I've been looking for a sun hat pattern for my wee one & hadn't seen this one before so thanks for the link!