Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Sun Hat

With summer coming up here in Australia, and an outdoorsy friend's birthday around the corner, I decided that a sun hat would make an excellent handmade gift.  The hat has rows of stitches around the brim which helps to keep it sturdy, and has a contrasting fabric for lining.

The pattern for the sun hat comes from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing book, and the fabric is Cloth.  I actually won a sampler of Cloth fabrics from the Crafty Minx blog a few months ago, and this was the perfect opportunity to use some of it (by the way, if you love a bit of crafty vintage, you'll love the Crafty Minx blog).  As the gift was from boyfriend and I to our friend, he helped to cut out the fabric, fuse interfacing and stitch it together.  Go crafty boyfriend!

In other news, I've started blogging at the Crafty Christmas Club blog again, alongside many others who are making rather than buying gifts.  It's a great resource for handmade Christmas gift ideas, and a fun place to check out what others are making.  However, if you are a close friend or family member of mine I will have to ask you to refrain from visiting the Crafty Christmas blog - you wouldn't want to spoil any surprises!


  1. oooh nice, i can't wait to get back into the crafty christmas club too!!!

  2. Great Hat- I love all those rows of stitching around the brim. Having shrunk my hat in the wash I'm looking for a hat pattern ready for the summer so I shall follow your lead!

  3. Very cute, you clever thing! I love that mustard-ish print!

    Katie x