The bucket hat has been experiencing a revival since last year. Originally conceived as practical sun protection, it is now worn by stars and influencers as a fashion statement. Reversible designs are particularly popular – making the hat even easier to match to your outfit.
Please note: The hat is designed for a head circumference of approx. 58 cm. A small tip: If you want to make the hat larger or smaller, deduct/add 1 cm from/to the side seam of the pattern pieces for the body and brim. For the pattern piece for the top, deduct or add 0.5 cm all the way around accordingly.
The pattern is created exclusively with a 1 cm seam allowance. All fabrics should be pre-washed, dried and ironed according to the manufacturer’s instructions to prevent the product from shrinking. Unless otherwise specified, lock all seams at the start and end.
SEWING THE BODY 3/3
Pin the short ends of the brim pieces together, right side on right side, and sew together with a 1 cm seam allowance. Separate out and iron the seam allowances, then stitch the seams again from the outside.
Pin the top edge of the brim to the bottom edge of the body, right sides together, and sew together.
ASSEMBLING THE PARTS OF THE HAT
For an open edge, pin together the open outer edges of the brim, wrong side on wrong side, and stitch. Alternatively, sew the outer edges of the brims together, right side on right side, leaving an opening of approx. 5 cm for turning. Turn the hat inside out. Shape the hat well and close the opening by sewing along the edge with a straight stitch, keeping close to the edge as you go. Then sew concentric circles turning inwards onto the brim. Et voilà!