Last year’s Oliver + S bucket hat is officially too small. Time for a new one:
The pattern comes from Liesl Gibson’s book, Little Things to Sew, but is also available for free download on the Oliver + S website. And while I do own the book, I printed the pattern from the website so I wouldn’t have to trace the size I needed. Much easier.
The pattern calls for interfacing on one side of the brim, but I interfaced all the pieces of the linen side to give the hat a little more overall structure.
I used Essex Linen in Natural and a Kate Spain Fandango print (left over from a little skirt I made last year), and added mini pompom trim around the brim. After making this dress, I’ve been looking for an excuse to use those little pompoms again. Also, the Playdate dress she’s wearing seems to have morphed from a dress into a shirt, and barely made it over her head (that’s what 14 months does, I guess), but somehow I tricked her into wearing it today. I have a feeling this might be the last time.
And yes, the photo shoot is now over….