Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer Hats

My grandson is getting so grown up. I was informed recently that he only had one sunhat that fit. Could Nana help? Of course!

I had seen a free pattern on the Oliver + S website. It looked perfect.

I checked my stash for suitable fabric, and found some good stuff.

First up, I have been calling this the Old Guy Fishing Hat.

Bear says it is a good fit!

The fabric is from my vintage collection. It is left over from a pair of shorts, I made for his uncle, probably 20 years ago.

The lining is a grey, that I have used as a purse lining.

I thought this could be his "dressy" sunhat.

The second hat is made from a couple of fat quarters, of unknown origin.

Hey Bear, where is your face?

That's better. I made this one reversible.

The fabric has dogs and cats on it. This one is for everyday, play wear. I followed the directions for the first one, and decided that I would employ some of my bag making skills on this one, so I left an opening in the seam for the cap part, and turned it through the hole, then hand stitched the seam after I turned the hat around. Much easier than hand stitching the entire cap lining to the brim.

Another couple of pictures, that I haven't posted.

This is number three from my winter baby sweater knitting. This one is off to California, on Friday. It has on of Cheryl Coville's handmade buttons.

On Knit In Public Day, I got to teach an interested 5 year old how to finger knit. Nevr miss an opportunity to teach the new generation to knit.

She learned fast. We even found some yarn that matched her dress.


  1. A super pattern in 4 sizes, that is a bonus. Ted looks good, and a lovely knitted jacket, those button of Cheryl's, they are a great finish to any garment.Love the one you chose, a teddy bear just peeking out.

  2. Those are great hats, and Bear makes a very good model. Love that bright jacket, so right for a little one. Would you believe I have never learnt finger knitting - so your young friend is way up on me!

  3. Those hats are SO cute! I like the dressy one especially. Glad you found a use for the button! :)

  4. Cute hat. I like the colourful one more. I have a similar hat (dark blue in colour) which I wear when I go for walks. Bought from Decathlon - the fabric is UV resistant or so it claims.