A few weeks ago I picked up a copy of Liesl Gibson's Little Things to Sew. It's a great book with beautifully designed projects and amazing photos. I could easily see myself making every project in this book!
First on my list was the reversible bucket hat. I had a cute little boy in mind when I made this one. It was easy to sew and beautifully designed (as all of Liesl's patterns are).
For this hat, I actually used the same fabric that's on Baby G's bedding - made from the scraps. (Always a great feeling to use up those bits we save and save and save!)
This little hat was my way of thanking Baby G's daddy who helped my husband fix the air conditioning on our car. It went from totally not working to so nice and cold! (and only cost us about $40 for all the parts including a new compressor and new coolant!!)
Baby G seemed to love his new hat (and his Mama really did!) I had no idea she was in need of a new sun hat for him (since he had just outgrown his old one) and she loved the fabric. It's such a great feeling making something for a friend who loves what you did AND can really use it!
I made the hat 12 - 24 month size (he's almost 12 months) and it fit perfectly!
Well, with a new sun hat, we all headed to the kiddie pool to have some fun!
You might be seeing a few more of these hats in the future. . . .