Sunday, May 25, 2014

Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat review

Pattern Name: Reversible Bucket Hat
Designer:  Oliver + S

Pattern Description:  Hats are a must for covering up young, delicate skin. This one has lots of style and sews up very quickly.  You can make it reversible with two favorite fabrics, or you could add a little pocket on the outside and complement it with a fun lining. Make one. Make two. Make enough to coordinate with each of your child’s summer outfits or activities. When making the hat, you’ll sew a curve and apply top- stitching. If you’re relatively new to sewing but have successfully completed one or two other one-scissors projects in this book, you’re definitely ready to take on this one.
Pattern Sizing: Extra small (6-12 months/18") - Large (6-8 years/21")

Pattern cost:  FREE!!!!

Size Made: Small (18-24 months) 19"

Model: 16 months old, 18 1/2" head

Did it look like the photo/drawing advertised once you were done sewing with it?  Sure did, well for the most part. I think the ones in the pattern must be bigger because they seem like the brim comes out a little farther. 

Dealing with the pattern:  Just 5 pages to print, very easy to put together. 

Level of difficulty:  Advanced beginner

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes!  

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  Loved everything.  Nothing to dislike. 

Fabric Used:  Quilting cotton for both sides

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  none....  Well, I didn't hand stitch the second cap like the instructions said. I hate hand stitching  and avoid it like the plague, so I just top stitched it :-)

Would you sew it again?  Yep!  As soon as my sissy has her baby and we find out what it is, I'll be making the smaller size for her.  Also, I only did 3 additional rows of stitching on the brim (4 total); next time I'll do six. 

 Would you recommend it to others?  Yes!  Can't beat free!!

Conclusion:  Perfect little unisex bucket hat. Bonus that it's reversible!  Any tips on how to get Miss K to keep it on???

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