Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Hat For Baby - Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat

Sometimes you need a quick and easy project in your arsenal for last-minute gifts. So when a gift collection was been done at work for an expectant Mum the Oliver + S bucket hat seemed like the perfect gift. It uses such a small amount of fabric that I had everything on hand to make one.

I've made this pattern up before for the girls and their hats are still going strong. This time though I did follow these fantastic instructions for the assembly. They eliminate the need for any hand sewing!

The pattern is available as a free download from the Oliver + S website and also in their book Little Things To Sew.

The anchor denim was leftover from a pair of shorts I made my nephew Max a couple of years ago and the lining cotton was just one from my stash. It's always amusing going shopping with my sister for fabric. She buys the exact amount she needs for a project. If I need one meter, I buy three. Subsequently my entire linen closet is filled with fabric :o)

I'm alway a little nervous giving hand made gifts, especially to people I don't know exceptionally well. I love my hat but you can tell it's not from a store. All I can do though is hope that it is well received and loved. I included a little tag with sizing and care instructions and sent it on it's merry way. But not before I snapped a pic of my adorable nephew Linc wearing it :o)

This week I'm linking up to the Knock our Socks Off Party hosted by Mom4Real and JoJo & Eloise. Also girl. Inspired's You Inspired Party.


  1. First off, your nephew is adorable!
    And your hat totally doesn't look homemade in the negative sense, but handmade in the "oh my goodness I can't believe you made that??!!" way.
    Beautiful job. I love the fabric you chose.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well:)

    1. Thanks Michelle, by all accounts it was well received so I feel a little more positive now!
      Thanks for coming by :o)

  2. You know how much I love this hat!! Link keeps asking me where his one is ;)