Ah, summer time! The solar is shining, the birds are singing, and the warmth is slowly melting us like a forgotten popsicle. It’s the right time to lounge by the pool, sip on icy lemonade, and naturally, shield ourselves from these relentless UV rays. And what higher method to keep cool and classy than with a DIY reversible bucket hat? Bucket hats are the hat of the summer time–we needed to check out our personal model to go along with the beach bag and espadrilles. With a contact of creativity, and a stitching machine that hasn’t misplaced its sense of journey, let’s dive into this enjoyable and sensible undertaking!
Summer time Materials
This bucket hat is without doubt one of the summer time equipment we’ve been making with our Lime Ricki swimsuit assortment (seen above). We turned all of the patterns into our Spoonflower shop, which you’ll be able to store right here. We already confirmed you how one can make espadrilles and subsequent up is a seashore bag! Keep tuned!
DIY Reversible Bucket Hat
- After slicing out the crown of the top, headband, and brim items, iron on the fusible interfacing to 2 of the outer brim items.
- Pin the outer brim items (with the interfacing) proper sides collectively on the sides and sew.
- Repeat this with the liner brim items.
- Press the seams open and prime sew alongside either side of the seam. Put aside.
- With proper sides collectively, pin each of the outer headband facet panel items collectively alongside the facet seams and stitch. Repeat with the liner headband facet panel items. Flip and press the seams open. Topstitch alongside either side of the seams.
Attaching the cap
- Pin the outer cap and headband facet panels collectively, proper sides collectively, on the prime opening. It’s curved, so it might really feel wonky, however it’s going to sew collectively completely. Sew round, closing the highest of the hat. Flip proper facet out and press the seams.
- Repeat this with the liner cap and headband facet panels.
Attaching the brim
- Seize your outer brim piece (with the interfacing), and with proper sides collectively, pin it to the underside opening of the hat (outer headband panels).
- Sew all the way in which round. Press seams open and prime sew.
- Repeat this with the internal brim piece and internal headband + cap piece.
- You’ll now have two hats! We simply need to put them collectively in an effort to make this fantastically reversible!
Making it reversible
- Flip one hat inside out, and place it inside the opposite. Proper sides must be collectively.
- Ensuring the suitable sides (sample displaying) are touching one another, pin the sting of each brim’s collectively. Go away a 6 inch opening so you’ll be able to pull it proper facet out. For those who sew it utterly shut, you gained’t be capable to pull the opposite hat out to have it’s proper facet of the material displaying!
- Sew across the edge.
- Put your hand contained in the opening and pull the internal hat out. Punch it into the hat, creating the reversible look! Press down the seam alongside the sting of the brim, in addition to within the hat.
Ending it off with the basic bucket hat topstitching
- Our bucket hat wouldn’t be full with out the basic prime stitching across the brim.
- Sew a number of rows of evenly spaced topstitching throughout the width of the brim to complete the hat off. For a cleaner look, begin and finish your stitching at a facet seam to take care of a clear prime stitched look alongside the back and front!
- Snip extra threads and you’re completed! Take pleasure in your new summer time bucket hat!
I LOVE how mine turned out and I can’t wait to see what you do with yours! For those who’re within the temper for extra making, check out the DIY beach bag and espadrilles! Tag us with #LarsMakes so we will all see them!