Bucket Hat Mania and Double Giveaway!

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25 Jun Bucket Hat Mania and Double Giveaway!

It is a great pleasure to showcase the quality products of  Coats & Clark. Headquartered in the Carolinas with a distribution center 30 minutes from my home,  I was delighted to say yes to this long-established company, and will be writing a series of posts for its redesigned blog beginning on June 29.  Coats and Clark manufactures not only thread, but zippers and knitting accessories. It is also the parent company to Free Spirit Fabrics.

The company contacted me because I sew garments…… for myself…… but I have veered off course. Remember Birdie’s bucket hat?

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It was like eating a potato chip.

I drove home from the beach and have been holed up in my sewing room playing with scraps and fat quarters.

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Wrong Side Out FlippedEvery baby I know now needs a bucket hat regardless of my predominantly girly fabric collection!
In all seriousness, these little hats from Olivier + S are such fun to sew and the pattern is available as a free download here. The pattern is sized from Infant to 7 Years.

Baby gifts, party favors, team spirit, church bazaars, family photos, silent auctions etc… it’s an easy sew that puts a smile on faces. No pressure and no fitting complications 🙂

I began the hat venture with a lovely boxed set of  thread that includes many of my favorite colors.thread

The pattern consists of a crown, a side and a brim for each side of the hat.
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The directions are simple but should be followed carefully. The crown of the hat is stay-stitched and clipped up to the stitching before being attached to the sides. Clipping  prevents buckling and ensures a smooth, flat top.

IMG_5833Stitching around the top seam helps maintain its shape.

IMG_5839…and what a perfect opportunity to practice topstitching technique!

The Orange Blossom Special
Fabric: Verna Mosquera floral & paisley (courtesy of Free Spirit Fabrics)
The multi-color thread provided a subtle transition of color throughout the hat’s brim.

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Under the Sea
Fabric: Embroidered seersucker and shirting which are scraps from last year’s Fourth of July dress. For a little pop, I added piping between the sides and brim. On the brim I pressed the shirting slightly over the edge to create the illusion of trim (bottom right). I liked the floppy look of the brim on this hat and did not topstitch.lobster

Unchained Melody 
Fabric: Tunic Scraps! Cynthia Rowley broadcloth
This hat was so much fun to sew for many reasons. Since the hat is sewn from companion fabrics, I attached the contrasting fabrics together. When the brim is flipped the contrast disappears. I topstitched the brim with six rows of Coats and Clark Embroidery Thread in Kiwi. creating heavy rows along the brim. Due to the topstitching, the brim is very stiff.

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Wild Thing
Fabric: Cotton Stretch Sateen and Cotton Shirting
The instructions call for interfacing only the brim, however, this hat is sewn from lightweight fashion fabric so I interfaced the hat below with Pellon EK130 Easy-Knit, a fusible knit interfacing and supple stabilizer resulting in a nicely shaped hat.

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My Girl
OK, this one’s for Birdie. I couldn’t resist asking a friend to monogram her initials in pink. This hat is also interfaced with Pellon EK130 Easy Knit helping the linen maintain its shape. It is the only hat that is not reversible and is lined in white linen.IMG_0044

Kokomo
Fabric: Amy Butler Quilting Cottons
Believe it or not, I discovered Amy Butler in 2008 on a trip to London. When I bought her book Midwest Modern at Liberty the sales clerk was appalled that I would travel to London and buy a book about an American fabric designer. I came home and ordered fat quarter bundles of all of her fabrics even though I was not quilting or sewing at that time. These fabrics are from the 2008 order.

Five rows of topstitching in aqua embroidery thread keep the brim stiff and provide a great contrast against the stripes.

I cut the brim on the bias so the stripes would be vertical when folded. Though it is technically reversible, I prefer the three looks below since the stripes don’t match perfectly.

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Fabric: Verna Mosquera floral (courtesy of Free Spirit Fabrics)

This hat is very similar to the first hat I sewed for Birdie. Again the seersucker is pressed slightly over the brim to create the illusion of piping or trim.IMG_0059

Good Vibrations
Fabric: Verna Mosquera floral (courtesy of Free Spirit Fabrics)
I couldn’t resist sewing the dots to the paisley! For a little whimsy the brim is topstitched in four rows of green and two center rows of red embroidery threads 😉

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Summertime Blues
Fabric: Amy Butler Quilting Cotton from the stashABL 2

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Goodness…… Anyone who has finished reading this post deserves a giveaway!

Coats and Clark is giving away a gift box of 50 spools of thread to one lucky winner and I am giving away the Under the Sea Bucket Hat for your favorite baby! The hat fits ages 1 – 2.

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To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment…..’ I can’t believe I read the whole thing….’ or whatever strikes your fancy. The winner will be announced on July 1.

Many thanks to Coats and Clark for all, and good luck in the giveaway.

Go forth and sew bucket hats!
Until soon 🙂

goodbyevalentino
goodbyevalentino@gmail.com
420 Comments
  • Melanie Leigh
    Posted at 07:01h, 25 June Reply

    Wow, loved it. Inspiring me to make one for my grandson!

  • Katherine Dobrenen
    Posted at 07:01h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing!

    • Eileen Baker
      Posted at 20:53h, 25 June Reply

      How could I not read the whole thing?!! So adorable!!

  • Elise O'Connor
    Posted at 07:02h, 25 June Reply

    I love all the bucket hats and I cannot believe I read the whole post!! I downloaded a bucket hat pattern from Martha Stewart magazines years ago but have yet to make and it did not size down to infant. Thanks for the post, pattern and inspiration!

  • Katie raschdorf
    Posted at 07:02h, 25 June Reply

    Ha! I totally read the whole thing as I need to make my daughter a sun hat! So cute and timely.

  • Lucy Hooper
    Posted at 07:03h, 25 June Reply

    You’re an inspiration on many levels – thanks so much! Hi

  • Dawn Puente
    Posted at 07:05h, 25 June Reply

    Wow, sew many and sew beautiful!
    I need to start making some bucket hats!!
    Great Job, Sarah!!

  • Carole Sibley
    Posted at 07:06h, 25 June Reply

    I DID read the whole thing, and now I think I need to try this! I haven’t seen garments or much of anything other than quilts for ages, but your blog is really making me itch to get started on something different, and with your explanations, this looks simple enough for even me to do successfully. Thank you for showing all the variations, too. They make it even more tempting.

  • Becky Michaels
    Posted at 07:07h, 25 June Reply

    I was so taken with the Birdie Bucket Hat in your first post that I purchased the Oliver + S book and am enjoying the many patterns supplied therein.. What a delight to see all of the many variations in the hat and to share your enthusiasm for the fun of designing this delightful sunhat! I so enjoy your projects.

  • Maria Merante
    Posted at 07:08h, 25 June Reply

    I had so many baby quilts to make these past two months. These hats would have been so much quicker. Love ’em!

  • Sharon Sellars
    Posted at 07:08h, 25 June Reply

    This likes it might be a great pattern for me to try – I wear these all the time playing golf (and I wear a child’s sized hat!). Thanks for all the ideas!

  • Jane. Skoch
    Posted at 07:08h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable.

  • cheri schwartz
    Posted at 07:08h, 25 June Reply

    enjoy your baby

  • Cindy Symes
    Posted at 07:09h, 25 June Reply

    Now I want to make a DOZEN of them!! So unbearably cute!! And a great idea for the fund raiser of our charity group!

  • Margene Yeaton
    Posted at 07:09h, 25 June Reply

    Yes, I read the whole thing. If you don’t, you’ll miss some good tips along the way. ALL are so adorable.!

  • Sandra Goodman
    Posted at 07:12h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing. You are great inspiration to keep me sewing. Love your postings.

  • Olive Echols Foss
    Posted at 07:15h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable hats!
    I can’t believe I read the whole thing!!

  • Anne
    Posted at 07:17h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! that’s a lot of hats & each one gorgeous. Enjoy your grandchild

  • Lynda Woerner
    Posted at 07:17h, 25 June Reply

    Beautiful combinations, and the monogrammed version is quintessentially Southern. This post made me realize that I actually have two grandchildren that would still qualify for this hat, and I should get my machine busy making a few of these

  • Karen G
    Posted at 07:18h, 25 June Reply

    Those are so precious. Hopefully, I’ll have a granddaughter to sew for one day.
    I just got back from the beach and would have loved a few of these for myself.

  • Kathy VanFossen
    Posted at 07:20h, 25 June Reply

    Love reading your posts . . All the way to the end 💋

  • Margaret Hindman
    Posted at 07:20h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing…..but it was quite fascinating. I am always amazed at the things you can do. I like Birdie’s hat the best.

  • Becky Riddle
    Posted at 07:22h, 25 June Reply

    Well, I can believe I read the whole thing! It was delightful. I love all the hats, and I am wishing for one for myself at this point. You sold me on bucket hats.

  • Peggy Menster
    Posted at 07:22h, 25 June Reply

    I love the bucket hats! They are adorable.

  • Elise Williams
    Posted at 07:24h, 25 June Reply

    Read about each and every one of the hats you’ve made. Adorable.

  • Marla Coopridet
    Posted at 07:26h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! You’ve been busy! Love the hats! Now I know what to do with those remnants! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Joan klein
    Posted at 07:28h, 25 June Reply

    I always make a baby quilt for every baby shower I attend. I just might have to make a matching bucket hat now since these are just too cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Nancy Peth
    Posted at 07:32h, 25 June Reply

    I really can’t believe I read the whole thing! Thanks again for inspiration.

  • Vicki Parker
    Posted at 07:33h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t wait to try the pattern. They’re all so cute.

  • Nancy Linn
    Posted at 07:34h, 25 June Reply

    Your bucket hats were delightful! I want to make them all!!

  • Jan Crews
    Posted at 07:35h, 25 June Reply

    Always love reading about your projects. And I have a new great-niece on whom that hat would be darling. Thanks for your (and C&C’s) generosity.

  • susan james
    Posted at 07:36h, 25 June Reply

    i read the entire post. the hats are adorable. i think i will try to sew up a few.

  • Beth Ward
    Posted at 07:37h, 25 June Reply

    I adore your blog! I’m a quilter, but you are inspiring me to try garnet sewing. These are so adorable. Thank you for sharing your talent and the pattern. Congratulations on your new venture with Coats and Clark.

  • Cheryl Evers
    Posted at 07:39h, 25 June Reply

    Cute – I made this pattern for my five granddaughters. It’s a darling pattern!

  • Tina Spear
    Posted at 07:40h, 25 June Reply

    I love all the hats! I will be making some for my little Chloe, who is about the same age as Birdie. We just got back from the beach too and now I wish I had made one earlier. Love all your combinations, and I agree with you that some times it’s fun to sew something that has not fitting or pattern work needing to be done first!

  • Amanda Howard
    Posted at 07:42h, 25 June Reply

    Wow – so many gorgeous hats! Must make an adult one for me!

  • Joan Hedin
    Posted at 07:42h, 25 June Reply

    Those hats are fabulous!

    And guess what? My baby sister’s (age 55) name is Birdie!

  • Linda Pidzamecky
    Posted at 07:44h, 25 June Reply

    Can’t believe you made all those! Love them all. Thank you! Linda P.

  • Marilyn Sweet
    Posted at 07:44h, 25 June Reply

    Absolutely lovely. What a delightful array of cuteness! Thanks for sharing this. It made my morning!

  • Nikita Lee
    Posted at 07:45h, 25 June Reply

    Wow, I love thread! Thanks for the giveaway! Wish there were a pattern for big girls like me!

  • Rita
    Posted at 07:46h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe… I need to see a stack of hats for my new grandbaby. Fun! Fun! Fun!

  • Karen LaDelpha
    Posted at 07:46h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable little hats!!

  • Beverly Vance
    Posted at 07:46h, 25 June Reply

    I love the hats! And I’m a thread junkie. 😉

  • Liane McConnell
    Posted at 07:46h, 25 June Reply

    I read the whole thing and loved every word. I am going to have to make up some hats now.

  • Becky Bagwell
    Posted at 07:49h, 25 June Reply

    Love them all! Can’t wait to make one! Lily Deb’s monogram is perfection!

  • Kerry McNutt
    Posted at 07:51h, 25 June Reply

    Such a great idea for gifts. Your variations give me inspiration! I’m downloading the pattern and checking my stash! Thank you Coats and Clarks.

  • Adecia
    Posted at 07:52h, 25 June Reply

    Of course I read the whole thing! All of these hats are so-o cute and make me want to start a collection for my granddaughter right now. As always your fabric choices are perfect!

  • Gail Cunningham
    Posted at 07:53h, 25 June Reply

    Love, love, love that hat (and what a seeet baby girl wearing it!)…would love it for our sweet baby granddaughter!!!

  • Raquel Puckett
    Posted at 07:54h, 25 June Reply

    Super cute hats! I read it all!

  • Vicki Wolfe
    Posted at 07:54h, 25 June Reply

    I’m glad I read the whole thing because it made me realize this is not just for granddaughters but grandsons too!

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 07:54h, 25 June Reply

    I read the whole thing now I need to make those cute little hats

  • Pat Phemister
    Posted at 07:55h, 25 June Reply

    I love thread: and these bucket hats are adorablel

  • Vivian Zornek-Katz
    Posted at 07:56h, 25 June Reply

    Those hats are delightful, and I have downloaded the pattern and ready to sew some. I have 2 granddaughters and a the third on the way. I can make one in every size!!!!!. Oh, which interfacing did you use, just a regular blouse weight or something a little heavier?

  • Diane Nardin
    Posted at 07:56h, 25 June Reply

    Now I know why I’ve been collecting fabric all my life–so I can make every version of this delightful hat! Thank you for your wonderful blog. And this bucket list!

  • Cathy Stockton
    Posted at 07:57h, 25 June Reply

    I studied everyone of them! Those are the most adorable hats I have ever seen. I have no grandchildren to sew for but want to make one of those hats. I might just make one to have around in case I see a baby that needs a hat.

  • Janice Engstrom
    Posted at 07:57h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing – I really did! I love seeing what you sew on here and on patterns review. You are such an inspiration to me. I’m trying to get back into sewing my own clothes, have made some real flops but then again some nice things that I love. Keep on sewing and posting. You are an inspiration to me and others.

  • jean dahlgren
    Posted at 07:57h, 25 June Reply

    Sewing inspiration. One is more cute than the next and there are more.
    Congratulations.

  • Betsy Baumgartner
    Posted at 07:57h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable hats! All of them!!

  • Debbi Stephenson
    Posted at 07:57h, 25 June Reply

    I will have to make one for my due-in-August grandson!

  • Lisa Jones
    Posted at 07:58h, 25 June Reply

    Love the hats. WIll start seeing some this week!!!

  • Sara Ann Megletti
    Posted at 08:01h, 25 June Reply

    What a great way to take advantage of gorgeous cotton prints. And a perfect gift item. Have to match a hat or two to my knitted baby blankets. Love the variegated thread!

  • Victoria McQuerry
    Posted at 08:02h, 25 June Reply

    Love the hats! Can’t wait to try the pattern!

  • P
    Posted at 08:03h, 25 June Reply

    You are the new Mad Hatter! !
    These are so adorable. I had no problem reading yur post to the very end
    I read all your posts to the end. They are always interesting /helpful.!
    My Mom’s fabric store sold Coats and Clark threads and zippers and I have spools from 30 yrs ago!!!

  • Fran Giacobbe
    Posted at 08:05h, 25 June Reply

    I’m too nostalgic to speak. When my daughter was an infant/toddler , I made her several bucket type hats. One particular outfit was little sunsuit/romper with the matching hat…white seersucker type fabric with tiny strawberries. This hat came with us when we moved from Boston to Naples. A favorite photo of her in her early 30’s is one wearing a true bucket hat on Nantucket gazing away in the glorious afternoon sun.: no make-up, hair straight from the ocean. My husband claims it is my favorite photo of her as it brings back those fun summer days.He’s right. Your hats are such fun! I used to make holiday themed scarves for dogs when our Golden was with us. I may now just play, play, play and make bucket hats for any little one that visits our community. And…I actually own lies gibson’s book “oliver + s little things to sew”. I can see me now passing out bucket hats to all the kids who visit during season. What a scream!!!🤗 Yours are fabulous..

  • Laurina Peters
    Posted at 08:06h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable! The perfect summer quick project. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Sharon kane
    Posted at 08:08h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing – TWICE and enjoyed the second reading as much as the first. Also, I can’t believe you made soooo many hats in the blink of an eye. I have two granddaughters, 7 and 3 who I take great pleasure in sewing items for. I’m getting the 7 year old interested in sewing, although she likes to go on my treadmill first. Both girls would love these hats, and who knows, one of them might even want to make one. Finally, the hats are beautiful.
    Sharon

  • Kimberly Tutterow
    Posted at 08:09h, 25 June Reply

    Absolutely adorable hats!!!! Love reading your posts, always inspirational!!!!

  • Margaret Hord
    Posted at 08:09h, 25 June Reply

    Very cute. Love your fabric combinations.

  • Carol M Lovrich
    Posted at 08:10h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! Although, I usually do read all of your blog- I enjoy it! The bucket hat looks like a clever gift to make up for little ones.

  • Irene Mischkinis
    Posted at 08:11h, 25 June Reply

    Absolutely adorable!

  • Pamela Giannetto
    Posted at 08:13h, 25 June Reply

    I read the whole thing avidly. I love the reversible patterns you used. They are so cute. My friend’s daughter is about to have her first child and a bucket hat would be a perfect gift for her. She can use it this year as shade and next year to fit on her daughter’s head. I can’t wait to try to make one myself. I have some Coats and Clark threads because they are great quality and could always use more colors.

  • Janice Koropoulis
    Posted at 08:16h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I did it but I did. Hoping for a granddaughter.

  • Jenny larking
    Posted at 08:16h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe you made so many!

  • Chris
    Posted at 08:16h, 25 June Reply

    These are adorable!

  • Carmen Isaacs
    Posted at 08:17h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing and how many you made. Beautiful.

  • Jeri
    Posted at 08:20h, 25 June Reply

    What fun!

  • Wendy Sikes
    Posted at 08:22h, 25 June Reply

    Yes I read the whole thing, lol! I loved this post!! They are just adorable, the cutest things I have seen in a long time. I am going to go sew a few right now for my grand daughter! I love that you share so much on your blog, it’s my go to source for ideas, sources,
    inspiration and of course sewing techniques. Thank you for sharing!

  • Ilse Moore
    Posted at 08:22h, 25 June Reply

    What a wonderful post. Loved seeing all hats

  • Velma Jo Barham
    Posted at 08:23h, 25 June Reply

    Think I might make some bucket hats. Yours are too cute!

  • Teri Harvey
    Posted at 08:23h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! These hats are adorable and I love the color combinations. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 08:24h, 25 June Reply

    Absolute fabulous top stitching. Would love a tutorial.

  • Mary Jane Kimball
    Posted at 08:24h, 25 June Reply

    I know two little beachboys who would love to add one of these adorable hats to their collection.

  • K easterbook
    Posted at 08:24h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing…

  • Kathleen-Marie
    Posted at 08:25h, 25 June Reply

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • K easterbook
    Posted at 08:25h, 25 June Reply

    Sunny morning

  • Marysia Paling
    Posted at 08:27h, 25 June Reply

    Hi there, Yes, I made it to the end of your post, as I always do.
    I have some silk dupion leftovers , so, with the free pattern I can make a little sunhat for my next door neighbours little 18month old girl…………….Just need the right colour thread!!

    By the way, do I have to re-register with your blog to get my e mail address up-dated?

  • Linda
    Posted at 08:27h, 25 June Reply

    Fun! How could you NOT comment? ! I think everyone is smiling : )

  • JoAnn Hyde
    Posted at 08:29h, 25 June Reply

    I read the whole thing. Loved the hats.

  • Margaret Brickley
    Posted at 08:33h, 25 June Reply

    Love the hats, is there an adult version? The fabrics are beautiful! Great job!

  • Ardy Wolynec
    Posted at 08:34h, 25 June Reply

    Truly a baby fashion treat!!

  • Kathie Boyle
    Posted at 08:36h, 25 June Reply

    Fantastic! I wish I knew more babies right now.

  • Wendy Sollecito
    Posted at 08:37h, 25 June Reply

    Nice to have things to sew for little boys! Very cute

  • Mary Ellen A
    Posted at 08:40h, 25 June Reply

    I love all of them! And I intend to make at least two before the 4th, so thanks for the timely inspiration.

  • Melinda Ryder
    Posted at 08:41h, 25 June Reply

    I read the entire post! I actually bought the book you got the pattern from a few years ago. I just became a “Mimi” to my beautiful granddaughter. I think I’ll be making some bucket hats.

  • Carolyn holmes
    Posted at 08:43h, 25 June Reply

    I. did, I did, I did read the whole article! What fun! Love all of the hats and thread to play with.

  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 08:44h, 25 June Reply

    A bucket a day keeps the sunburn away.

  • Cindy Whitaker
    Posted at 08:44h, 25 June Reply

    You are such an inspiration! LOVE all of these!

  • Jane M. Green
    Posted at 08:45h, 25 June Reply

    Yes…I read the entire post and enjoyed every second! You are a terrific inspiration to get me back in my sewing room! Great designs….loved the fabrics….color combos….and all the tips!

  • Joyce Latham
    Posted at 08:45h, 25 June Reply

    Every one of them are adorable! As always, well done!
    Joyce from Sudbury ( Canada)

  • Gail Foglietta
    Posted at 08:47h, 25 June Reply

    You are darling and the have a classy (and sassy) style!
    I’m a brand new grandmother and look forward to trying this hat on for size! (Or trying it on my grandson!)😆

  • Kym Wright
    Posted at 08:48h, 25 June Reply

    I did read the whole article & enjoyed it throughly. Wonderful hats! My grandmother heart is bursting w/ ideas.

  • Rita O.
    Posted at 08:48h, 25 June Reply

    I love your hats!

  • Ann Carbone
    Posted at 08:50h, 25 June Reply

    Great post. I think adults could use this pattern as well

  • Jo
    Posted at 08:50h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing -and I can’t believe you made all those hats. They are gorgeous

  • Ottolee Umbaugh
    Posted at 08:51h, 25 June Reply

    I believe I read the WHOLE blog!! So glad I found you….inspiring! Can’t wait to retire so I can just SEW, SEW, SEW. Looking to adopt a grandbaby or two since I have none ): !!

  • Karla Crane
    Posted at 08:52h, 25 June Reply

    So many great fabric combinations! I have the thread set and have been wondering how to use the multi-colored threads.

  • Elizabeth Smith
    Posted at 08:53h, 25 June Reply

    A lovely project for a hurry up gift. You have a real gift of coordinating fabrics and style.

  • Dotti Zupko
    Posted at 08:55h, 25 June Reply

    Too cute, need to make some of these!

  • Joanna
    Posted at 08:58h, 25 June Reply

    This was great! Would it be easy to scale up for a 3 year old?

  • Barbara Johnson
    Posted at 08:59h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing….but am glad I did! I have grandkids a variety of ages with a variety of head sizes but all need a bucket hat. I’ll be getting that free dl pattern. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Gayle
    Posted at 09:00h, 25 June Reply

    The hats are darling! I would love to win the thread and baby hat.

  • Linda Anderson
    Posted at 09:01h, 25 June Reply

    Sara, you are truly an inspiration. I’ve started to sew again, mostly because of you! I love your ideas, and spunk! Keep up the good work.

  • Renee Berry
    Posted at 09:01h, 25 June Reply

    No grandbabies to sew for yet, but the oldest son is getting married in September so who knows?

  • Debbie
    Posted at 09:03h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! The hats are great and you tutorial makes it easy. I would love to win the thread set so I can go wild making these hats with all my fabric scraps.

  • Sally Beerhorst
    Posted at 09:03h, 25 June Reply

    Just recovering from a stubborn virus and this project doesn’t feel overwhelming! Thanks for ideas inspired by your sweet new granddaughter!

  • Elaine Hamilton
    Posted at 09:04h, 25 June Reply

    I READ the whole article. I can see bucket hats being sewn this week. I always enjoy your inspiration. And being from Charlotte/Mooresville, I always try to use Coats and Clark products.

  • Debbie Bowdish
    Posted at 09:04h, 25 June Reply

    I did read your post to the end! I wanted detail on all of your ADORABLE hats! I loved seeing some of them in person! And of course I love Birdie’s hat!!!!! I want to try the variegated thread, too!

  • Rita D. Murphy
    Posted at 09:04h, 25 June Reply

    Each and every one of your hats is so adorable, it is almost impossible to pick a favorite! I love roses so it probably would be La Vie en Rose, or maybe Orange Blossom Special, or . . . ! Each little hat is so special with the fabric combinations and obvious love and thought you put into them. Before I knew it, I had read the whole thing and could have read that many more!

  • julia slebos
    Posted at 09:05h, 25 June Reply

    So excited that you are going to do some granddaughter sewing…I’ll be sewing along with you. Love the bucket hats !

  • Betsy Mckee
    Posted at 09:08h, 25 June Reply

    Bucket hat fever. Love each and everyone of them!!!

  • Jennifer McAroy
    Posted at 09:09h, 25 June Reply

    I’m totally doing this now.

  • Donna Hardin
    Posted at 09:09h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! I hope I have grandchildren soon so I can sew one of these!

  • Cheryl lanfeat
    Posted at 09:10h, 25 June Reply

    I love hats and have a very small head size, so can’t wait to try this!

  • Cheryl lanfear
    Posted at 09:11h, 25 June Reply

    I love hats and have a very small head size, so can’t wait to try this.

  • Jean McCarthy
    Posted at 09:11h, 25 June Reply

    Perfect hat pattern for a brand new granddaughter as well as first grandchild!

  • Lynne Bailey
    Posted at 09:12h, 25 June Reply

    What great fabric combinations. Love them all.

  • Glenda Smith
    Posted at 09:13h, 25 June Reply

    I’m so lucky I read the whole thing, and had a blast doing so!

  • LoriAnne Reeves
    Posted at 09:13h, 25 June Reply

    They are all adorable.

  • Mavis Mandima
    Posted at 09:14h, 25 June Reply

    Yes, I read the whole thing. The hats are so cute, thanks for sharing.

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 09:16h, 25 June Reply

    Wow so much inspiration !!! Great post worth reading -I also ordered the Oliver + S book you recommended after you made Birdies hat. Can’t wait to make these hats for my granddaughter !
    Thanks

  • Treasa Antony
    Posted at 09:17h, 25 June Reply

    Wonderful hats. So fun. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. 😊

  • Karen Mulkey
    Posted at 09:19h, 25 June Reply

    Holy hats! You’ve clearly had a good time sewing adorable hasts.

  • annie
    Posted at 09:19h, 25 June Reply

    Yes, I read the whole thing. It left me wishing for a bucket hat pattern for grown-ups. Thanks for all your great posts!

  • Jeanna Hanna
    Posted at 09:21h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable!! Must make bucket hats now…. =o))

  • Elizabeth Lee
    Posted at 09:23h, 25 June Reply

    You had me at “it was like eating a potato chip”!

  • Kim bennett
    Posted at 09:24h, 25 June Reply

    I believe I read the whole thing before getting out of bed! Love the hats!

  • Penny Hollar
    Posted at 09:24h, 25 June Reply

    Reading the whole article gave me inspiration and lots of eye candy!!

  • Linda T
    Posted at 09:24h, 25 June Reply

    Have just the little girl who needs one of those hats!

  • Debra Presley
    Posted at 09:25h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing too! My year old step grandson is visiting me in Florida mid July. I need to make a couple before they arrive! So cute!

  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 09:27h, 25 June Reply

    All of these hats are adorable! As soon as I saw your first one on Birdie, I quickly grabbed up some scraps and made one for my little princess. You’re right, they are like eating potato chips and I can’t wait to make more!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Lucy Netherton
    Posted at 09:27h, 25 June Reply

    I am so excited! I make all of my grandkids clothes and I have great “scraps” that I never want to throw away for either tiny shorts or appliqué. But why haven’t I been making hats to match! DOH! Must make hats now! And is there anything cuter than those embroidered seersuckers? Mom loves them too because no Ironing! Scraps, here I come!

  • Daisy Barreto
    Posted at 09:27h, 25 June Reply

    The fabric combinations are delightful on these adorable hats! What a great giveaway.

  • Holly Clifford
    Posted at 09:37h, 25 June Reply

    What delightful baby hats … and I wouldn’t mind one myself. Have just the girls in mind for one each — my grand-daughters Misses Nina and Kira! Kudos to you too for fashioning such an impressive array, and thank-you.

  • Carolyn boland
    Posted at 09:40h, 25 June Reply

    precious baby! Beautiful grandmother!

  • Gail Tatterson
    Posted at 09:41h, 25 June Reply

    My little granddaughter needs a hat, too! Thank you for your inspiration.

  • Sue Pel-Or
    Posted at 09:42h, 25 June Reply

    This is great for babies but I need one – at least one – for me as I never go out in the summer sun without a hat having already had 2 bcc removals on my face..

  • Joan
    Posted at 09:43h, 25 June Reply

    What a great baby gift idea, Sarah.
    (I think you have a lot more energy than I do, after reading this post!)
    Loved your combos!

  • Lori Tushner
    Posted at 09:44h, 25 June Reply

    What adorable hats – each one is my favorite! 🙂

  • Lisa Wiltse
    Posted at 09:44h, 25 June Reply

    Very cute hats. I just wished I had a little one to sew for!

  • Nelda Basenberg
    Posted at 09:45h, 25 June Reply

    Cutest hats ever! I will make one for my niece today.

  • Nancy Balding
    Posted at 09:51h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! The hats are so cute!!!

  • Wanda
    Posted at 09:51h, 25 June Reply

    All the hats are absolutely adorable! And the model is just beautiful! There’s nothing like ’em, is there? My two grand-girls are each 4 now. I love the age they are, but miss the baby age. Time flies so fast! Don’t take your eyes off her. She’ll be grown before you can blink.

  • Cheryl K.
    Posted at 09:51h, 25 June Reply

    Your hats are adorable! Love the colors and fabric combinations.

  • Cynthia
    Posted at 09:55h, 25 June Reply

    I loved this post. The hats are beautiful. I’ve made two so far and have another one cut out and ready to sew this afternoon.. They are addicting.

  • Sarah Colebrook
    Posted at 10:05h, 25 June Reply

    I had a party reading about those gorgeous fun hats!!!
    And I can’t believe I read all the way to the end!!! HA HA… Thank you

  • Nancy Stringer
    Posted at 10:11h, 25 June Reply

    Love the use of variegated thread. I’ll have to try that!

  • DebW
    Posted at 10:11h, 25 June Reply

    With 6 grandchildren’s heads to cover, and one foot in a cast, bucket hats are the perfect project.

  • Jacki Aldridge
    Posted at 10:17h, 25 June Reply

    I’m so glad I read the whole thing! You keep getting more fabulous to me. Love Love Love what you do.

  • Ann Briggs
    Posted at 10:19h, 25 June Reply

    I Can’t Believe I read the Whole Thing! Love the fabric combos on the bucket hats. Going to try and make one for my niece.

  • Lyrique Papillons
    Posted at 10:19h, 25 June Reply

    What fun hats! Fabulous gift ideas. I’m ready to sew!

  • Sally parsons
    Posted at 10:20h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! (I really can, I b read all your posts ‘cover to cover’.)

  • Bitsey Stark
    Posted at 10:21h, 25 June Reply

    Thanks so much for your fantastic ideas!!!! Now my six grandkids, ages five and under, will all have a beautiful bucket hat to wear this summer!!! Please keep your creative and beautiful sewing ideas coming! I have enjoyed every post over the years and still benefit from being a RW Faster a couple of years ago!

  • Carrie Diamont
    Posted at 10:22h, 25 June Reply

    What an adorable assortment!

  • Sharon E
    Posted at 10:25h, 25 June Reply

    I cannot tell you how many of these hats I made after discovering this free pattern years ago. It’s so easy to sew, and so much fun combining fabrics for a reversible hat. I keep upping the size as the child grows. Some adults can wear the largest size. Loved you combinations.

  • Marguerite Babrowicz
    Posted at 10:28h, 25 June Reply

    Did you actually make all of those??!! That is a project I can get on board with and I don’t even have a baby for whom to sew!

  • Ana Sullivan
    Posted at 10:28h, 25 June Reply

    Thank you for making so many variations of this hat, and especially of your live model wearing one. I actually saw this pattern before, but it did not get my attention when it was made in plain fabrics. Your fabric choices and combinations are great. I have saved this to my Making Baby Things Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/thelostapron/making-baby-things/

  • Lisa Lacy
    Posted at 10:32h, 25 June Reply

    Bucket hats …move over babies I want one too!

  • Marilyn Metz
    Posted at 10:32h, 25 June Reply

    Thank you so much for the pattern! My little great-granddaughter is due in one week!

  • Lyn J.
    Posted at 10:34h, 25 June Reply

    Those are all adorable! Makes me want to sew for a baby (although none in my life at the moment).

  • Patti Feller
    Posted at 10:35h, 25 June Reply

    Of course I read the whole thing!

  • Nancy Morris
    Posted at 10:37h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe all these people read the whole thing in one day!?! Great hats but maybe a few too many

  • Mary Melrod
    Posted at 10:40h, 25 June Reply

    Cute hats! Great fabric choices and thread looks good. How is the thread quality?

  • Faith Hutchison-Williard
    Posted at 10:41h, 25 June Reply

    These hats are absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Patti Hall
    Posted at 10:43h, 25 June Reply

    So cute! I have a baby or two that need a hat! I can’ t believe I read the whole post because it made me want to get started right away!

  • Claire
    Posted at 10:48h, 25 June Reply

    Cute! After your post last week, I went into my stash and picked out fabrics to finally sew bucket hat baby gifts…such fun coming up with combos. But then I got distracted with selfish sewing…Must make a few before the end of the summer for gifts!

  • Nova
    Posted at 10:49h, 25 June Reply

    More hats means less sunscreen, so am totally on board with hats for all ages and genders! Your photos are a great inspiration!

  • DEBRA L CUNNINGHAM
    Posted at 10:49h, 25 June Reply

    Hats – such a fun and personalize thing to make.
    your combinations inspire me to raid my stash.

  • June W Lovell
    Posted at 10:50h, 25 June Reply

    absolutely too cute: step grand-nephew (only baby in the family at the moment) will be cute as a bug’s ear…

  • Sue Leonard
    Posted at 10:53h, 25 June Reply

    I loved every hat. I am glad I wasn’t shopping because I couldn’t have decided on just one.

  • Becky Smith
    Posted at 10:54h, 25 June Reply

    Adorable hats. A must for the fashion forward baby that wants to protect her face from the sun.

  • Vicki Burkins
    Posted at 10:54h, 25 June Reply

    What a great little hat – wish it was big enough for me!

  • ParisGrrl
    Posted at 10:59h, 25 June Reply

    I’ve been toddling around everywhere this summer in a travel hat and a floral bucket hat from the free pattern at http://blog.lostinparis.com.au/subscribe/free-pattern-denim-reversible-bucket-hat/ (hope that’s ok to post the link!) I wouldn’t do it to a baby size for safety reasons but on all mine I’ve added straps and a toggle so the wind can’t grab my pretties.

  • Janice Stokes
    Posted at 11:00h, 25 June Reply

    Lol..I always love your posts but did a double take on this one! I’d love to win but I already plan to make one of these adorable hats for my niece Paisley! So many cute ideas!!

  • Claire Pullman
    Posted at 11:02h, 25 June Reply

    I have a grandson who would look so cute in one of those hats!
    Love them all!

  • Barb
    Posted at 11:04h, 25 June Reply

    Great bucket hats! I hope you donate the extra ones…….and I hope to win the thread! I always enjoy your posts.

  • Yoshie Wong
    Posted at 11:11h, 25 June Reply

    Such fun combining fabrics!

  • Jacana
    Posted at 11:13h, 25 June Reply

    What fun – hats galore and the pattern is a free download so minimal cost especially if using scraps!

  • Barbara
    Posted at 11:15h, 25 June Reply

    You are incredibly talented and inspiring!!!

  • Wendy Melnikoff
    Posted at 11:20h, 25 June Reply

    I love reading your posts. You continue to inspire me! Thank you!

  • Martha Ann Murray
    Posted at 11:21h, 25 June Reply

    The hats are totally adorable! I love “potato chip” projects and I loved reading about the whole thing!

    Printing the pattern as I write!

  • Mary Frances Giattina
    Posted at 11:21h, 25 June Reply

    I DID read the whole thing!! My new nephew, Cyrus, would look very dapper when he goes to the beach n Ft. Morgan, Alabama, wearing this hat🌴 Thanks!

  • Martha Hoover
    Posted at 11:25h, 25 June Reply

    Love your posts. Ready to start a tunic from the Tunic Bible.
    Have alway loved hat on little girls. Thinking of making for 1 yr. Grandson.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 11:27h, 25 June Reply

    I CAN believe I read the whole thing. Reading about the first one is like eating a potato chip, and I couldn’t stop. How delightful!

  • Susan Meissner
    Posted at 11:29h, 25 June Reply

    Love the bucket hats!! So adorable!!

  • Barabara O
    Posted at 11:31h, 25 June Reply

    What a fun idea…I have 3 little ones just perfect sizes!

  • Barbara Varnedoe
    Posted at 11:31h, 25 June Reply

    Envy the baby who wears these hats. Why not in adult sizes too? I want protection from the Florida in!

  • Judy Gordon
    Posted at 11:39h, 25 June Reply

    I read the whole thing and will use your idea for “faux” piping. Thank you.

  • Kathy Turk
    Posted at 11:47h, 25 June Reply

    Such a great blog post! I had to read the whole thing. Thank you.

  • Sheila Moller
    Posted at 12:00h, 25 June Reply

    Always read you posts top to bottom every time.

  • Christie Paulsen
    Posted at 12:03h, 25 June Reply

    Delightful hats!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 12:16h, 25 June Reply

    That’s a lot of bucket hat making.

  • Faye Lewis
    Posted at 12:19h, 25 June Reply

    ALL of the hats are lovely and makes me want one! Congratulations on your new venture!

  • Elizabeth Hunt
    Posted at 12:25h, 25 June Reply

    All the hats are adorable and your combinations of fabric is wonderful. So cute. You do sew such beautiful things. I always read your blog start to finish!

  • stephanie costello Costello
    Posted at 12:30h, 25 June Reply

    Love the hats 🎩 very creative combinations. Enjoyed the post. Great threads.

  • Kate Collinson
    Posted at 12:32h, 25 June Reply

    This seems like the perfect new baby gift. Thanks once again, Sarah, for the inspiration!

  • Marjory Wilkin
    Posted at 12:38h, 25 June Reply

    I absolutely love your amazing collection of bucket hats! I’m already thinking of all the little ones I could make them for.

  • Mary Ann Bassett
    Posted at 12:38h, 25 June Reply

    You have inspired me to start making hats for all of the littles in my life!

  • Sondra Takacs
    Posted at 12:41h, 25 June Reply

    What a fun blog you have! I really look forward to all of your posts. Thank you.

  • Sue Knowler
    Posted at 12:42h, 25 June Reply

    What fun! I have twin granddaughters and I think they need bucket hats from Grandma!

  • Denise Graves
    Posted at 12:42h, 25 June Reply

    So cute!! And what a fantastic post. You’ve inspired me to create some for my grandson.

  • Carla Mayfield
    Posted at 12:44h, 25 June Reply

    Those are adorable!! There isn’t much cuter on earth than a baby in a bucket hat, is there? I have not seen this box of thread before, and when I saw it here, I turned to my husband and said, “There’s a new box of thread in town, and I don’t have it! And it has variegated threads in it! And I don’t have any variegated thread!” There may have been a small note of hysteria in my voice…

  • Jennifer Prater
    Posted at 12:49h, 25 June Reply

    Your hats are soooooo cute! Thank you for all the photos and explanations.

  • Diana Burrell
    Posted at 12:50h, 25 June Reply

    Beautiful hats! I love the monogrammed one … so cute!

  • Mary Anne Chambers
    Posted at 12:56h, 25 June Reply

    Wow….. I did read 📖 the whole thing and so glad I did.Thi. hat 🎩 is perfect for my 2 year old granddaughter Colette. I am so inspired to make her one ….Or more lol 😁

  • Roxanne Guillemette
    Posted at 12:57h, 25 June Reply

    Nice hats!

  • Jean O'Reilly
    Posted at 12:57h, 25 June Reply

    I was delighted to read the whole article!

  • Alania Sheeley
    Posted at 12:58h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing AND enjoyed every minute!

  • Judy Jacque Miller
    Posted at 13:04h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! Loved all the fabric combos on your bucket hats! Today is my birthday and all the colorful hats put a smile on my face! And makes me want to sew a hat! Thank you for the giveaway!! You and your sewing are a true inspiration!

  • Lisa Pirrello
    Posted at 13:06h, 25 June Reply

    Such cute little hats! Thanks for sharing them.

  • Michele Svedberg
    Posted at 13:15h, 25 June Reply

    I’m teaching my daughter -in-law to sew. This looks like a great project to learn on and make hats for the grandkids.

  • Margaret Winters
    Posted at 13:18h, 25 June Reply

    That’s a lot of bucket hats….please throw my name in the bucket for the drawing, thank you!

  • Evelyn Sias
    Posted at 13:18h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing, coveted everyone and now I need to make one for me too! As always you, inspire me.

  • Leigh in Portland, OR
    Posted at 13:22h, 25 June Reply

    Hahaha! I DID read the whole thing. LOL But I always enjoy your posts, and while I don’t know any 1-2 year olds at the moment, I know one that’s getting there. What a fun project!

  • Julie Heimburger
    Posted at 13:26h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! Sooo cute!

  • Yvonne Madden
    Posted at 13:29h, 25 June Reply

    Loved them all!…would hate to have to choose just one.

  • Elizabeth Lancaster
    Posted at 13:32h, 25 June Reply

    Beautiful hats. I now know what to do with the leftover fabric I have from dresses I make for my niece. Perfect for the blue chambray dress I just made.

  • Katy
    Posted at 13:39h, 25 June Reply

    I made that hat from the Oliver & S book when my son was younger. He’s 10 now – sigh. I love all your versions!

  • Michelle Carlson
    Posted at 13:53h, 25 June Reply

    I love the little lobsters!

  • Deborah Weber
    Posted at 13:53h, 25 June Reply

    I am so inspired now! Going to make some adorable bucket hats for my two grandchildren. Love the colorful fabrics!

  • Tina Ellison
    Posted at 13:55h, 25 June Reply

    Oh my! I couldn’t resist reading to the end; each hat cuter than the last!!!! Thanks to you, now I know what variegated can be used for. I am off to download the pattern,but would also love to win the hat for my great-niece!!

  • Martha Town
    Posted at 14:01h, 25 June Reply

    I always read the whole thing! And I’m always inspired! Great giveaways too !

  • Janet Malwitz
    Posted at 14:04h, 25 June Reply

    Wow, those hats are amazing! How nice of Coats & Clarks to do a giveaway.

  • Judith B
    Posted at 14:11h, 25 June Reply

    I definitely read, and enjoyed, the whole thing! I’ve been wanting to make one of these, and now I’m totally motivated. Thank you.

  • Dinah McCall
    Posted at 14:12h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! I couldn’t stop though because it was so interesting and colorful! I love putting fabrics together and seeing something as happy as your hats!

  • Judy Elliott
    Posted at 14:42h, 25 June Reply

    I want one for me!!! I just cannot fit this adult head into a child size.. Got any suggestions regarding a larger pattern?

  • Linda Richards
    Posted at 14:45h, 25 June Reply

    I “CAN” believe I read the whole thing!! These are absolutely adorable!!!

  • Kelley Daley
    Posted at 14:47h, 25 June Reply

    I am ready to make some adorable hats!

  • Annette Siver
    Posted at 14:49h, 25 June Reply

    So cute!! Pick me, pick me!

  • Sue Wardell
    Posted at 15:20h, 25 June Reply

    I have read your post twice and now looking forward to sewing some bucket hats for my grand children and also a couple of their friends. What a great way to make use of leftover pieces of fabric. Cant wait for your next post.

  • Ann Maresh
    Posted at 15:32h, 25 June Reply

    I always read to the end. The hats are great a

  • Venora Smith
    Posted at 15:37h, 25 June Reply

    I would love to make thes hats with my quilting fabrics and have not heard of these threads. Cannot get them here in /Australia/.
    I will make them for my grand daughters, one of whom has genetic disability of chromosome 18P. A beautiful feisty funny girl who is always on the go, so much that mum gets tired a lot. So we help a lot as you do. Well done with those beautiful hats.

  • Rita Johnson
    Posted at 15:37h, 25 June Reply

    Why wouldn’t I read the whole thing! I love your posts!

  • Debbie Williams
    Posted at 15:45h, 25 June Reply

    Your posts are always delightful – we always read them to the end! thanks for the pattern and inspiration- I’m going to add some ties to keep the hat from blowing off on boat rides..

  • Patricia M Kelley
    Posted at 15:47h, 25 June Reply

    My 2 yr old granddaughter loves hats! This pattern came at a perfect time

    I have been following your blog for a long time, bought your book and have the perfect fabric for a tunic. Maybe a mini hat to match?

  • Jo Selander
    Posted at 15:53h, 25 June Reply

    I have 10 great grandchildren who would look adorable in any of these. The oldest is 8, but hopefully I could enlarge it enough. Thanks for the photos and the chance to win. Plus, I love getting your emails on your projects and also seeing them on patternreview.com

  • Carol Sloan
    Posted at 15:53h, 25 June Reply

    What a lovely post! I don’t have any grand babies as yet but I do have grand nieces and nephews! I love the pattern as well as the yummy thread collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win both!

  • Elle
    Posted at 16:07h, 25 June Reply

    Yes please!

  • Shelby
    Posted at 16:10h, 25 June Reply

    Love the madness! Great fun and I read the whole thing, twice.

  • Prissy Head
    Posted at 16:12h, 25 June Reply

    I did indeed read the whole thing and I just put these precious bucket hats on my bucket list of things to sew!
    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  • Barbara Goldstein
    Posted at 16:18h, 25 June Reply

    It wasn’t hard to read the whole thing. The hats were fabulous! My first grand baby is due tomorrow. She would look adorable in this hat, I just know it.

  • Carol Lewis
    Posted at 16:21h, 25 June Reply

    You are having way too much fun! Such darling results–for small or bigger girls.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 16:21h, 25 June Reply

    Love all the fabric combos Sarah.

  • Karen Hinson
    Posted at 16:24h, 25 June Reply

    Such glorious hats! Love them.

  • Karen Hinson
    Posted at 16:25h, 25 June Reply

    Glorious hats, love them all.

  • Kathryn
    Posted at 16:32h, 25 June Reply

    Haha I can’t believe the timing of your post. I’ve recently finished another 2 of these bucket hats & am now sewing up 3 more, I love this pattern! I wondered about using embroidery thread but was a bit apprehensive as the stuff I have breaks really easily. I do rows of top stitching on the brim of all of mine as I love the way it looks. Yours are all lovely!

  • Jeanne MacKenzie
    Posted at 16:38h, 25 June Reply

    Yes I read the whole post to the end but it was a pleasure. So many cute ideas. After submitting this, I’m going to my sewing room to download the pattern and check through my stash to start making hats!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Jeanne MacKenzie

  • Barbara Anderson
    Posted at 16:39h, 25 June Reply

    Hi Sarah ,
    Oh my gosh all those little hats are beautiful! My first grandchild was born just over a week ago , little Harry . Every time I hold him my heart just wants to pop with love . Thanks for sharing the hats as it is quite limited in what you can sew for a little boy (lol, although I’ve knitted him enough jerseys to last for years!) .
    Kind Regards
    Barbara

  • Marion Corrigan
    Posted at 16:40h, 25 June Reply

    It was a pleasure to read the whole post as the hats are so gorgeous.

  • MichaelC
    Posted at 16:49h, 25 June Reply

    Love the hats. Just bought your book. Loving it

  • Charlotte Broome
    Posted at 16:51h, 25 June Reply

    I always read every word of your posts 🙂 This is a great giveaway and such fun to see all your pretty bucket hats!

    Charlotte

  • Heather Myers
    Posted at 17:08h, 25 June Reply

    You have pushed me over the edge- I’ve been considering making gifts from Vogue’s bucket hat pattern – your wonderful color combos have convinced me!

  • Donna Borecky
    Posted at 17:11h, 25 June Reply

    When I saw the pictures, I thought you had copy/pasted some examples for inspiration, I didn’t realize you actually sewed them all!

  • Mary Lynn
    Posted at 17:18h, 25 June Reply

    It took me longer to get to the end of the comments than it did to read your post! I have a new little
    2 week old grandson. I’m having a terrible time learning to use an embroidery machine that I
    bought t make things for my sweet 2 1/2 yr old Princess so maybe I’ll have better luck making
    a hat for the beach!

  • Christine Fromont
    Posted at 17:24h, 25 June Reply

    I am so very impressed with all your little hats. Such an inspiration! I just love what you have done here and now I have downloaded the pattern and have to make some myself.
    Thank you so much!
    Christine

  • Teri Anzalone
    Posted at 17:39h, 25 June Reply

    These hats are adorable! And how sweet they will look on your cute as a button granddaughter!

  • Connie Verdeck
    Posted at 17:39h, 25 June Reply

    I am always so impressed with how much sewing you get done! I enjoy all of your posts, and this one was very sweet.

  • jael
    Posted at 17:43h, 25 June Reply

    I can believe I read it all. And I really want that thread! 😀

  • Jan brandt
    Posted at 17:47h, 25 June Reply

    I have downloaded the pattern and can’t wait to get Started!

  • Joan McBain
    Posted at 17:59h, 25 June Reply

    Those hats are the cutest.

  • Deirdre Murr
    Posted at 18:03h, 25 June Reply

    Wow! You did get carried away! The bucket hats are adorable and look fun to do! And, yes, I did READ the whole thing!

  • Sandra Wylie
    Posted at 18:05h, 25 June Reply

    Thank you it was a great read I have downloaded the pattern and am off to try making my first hat.

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 18:08h, 25 June Reply

    OMG you are the official bucket hat lady! I’d love to win that little hat and I know just who to give it to.

  • Barbara Russel
    Posted at 18:25h, 25 June Reply

    Yes, I read the whole post. We have just had our second granddaughter! (We have 7 grandsons) and little Penny June could use a whole wardrobe of bucket hats!

  • Suzanne egger
    Posted at 18:26h, 25 June Reply

    So cute – read the whole thing. I want all of them!

  • linda williams
    Posted at 19:01h, 25 June Reply

    i always love your use of fabrics and this project does not disappoint. Thanks for the jump-start to get my own creative juices going. Linda Wililiams

  • Zan Donegan
    Posted at 19:04h, 25 June Reply

    Not only did I enjoy reading your whole blog , enjoying all the wonderful fabrics you used. I also read all the lovely reviews. Congratulations for sharing such a useful blog. Zan

  • Caroline Emmons
    Posted at 19:39h, 25 June Reply

    I love these hats,

  • Scarlet R.
    Posted at 19:39h, 25 June Reply

    What a lovely hat on sweet Birdie. Great job.

  • Brenda E.
    Posted at 19:56h, 25 June Reply

    So adorable! I want to run to the sewing studio and sew one (or 12) of these up RIGHT NOW!

  • Kay Lenehan
    Posted at 20:05h, 25 June Reply

    I have read the whole thing. Wonderful selection of colours and fabrics to match. I will be making these for granddaughter and grandson as it gets closer to summer here in the Southern Hemisphere. Right now I am making fabric shopping bags as give-aways as part of a Ban the Bag campaign. We still are allowed to use plastic shopping bags in our town and a group of us are working to get them banned. One of our strategies is to provide lots and lots of fabric bags for free.

  • Marcia
    Posted at 20:09h, 25 June Reply

    I am such a fan of bucket hats…my 2yo granddaughter would look adorable in the embroidered one. Thanks for sharing all your luscious combos with us all.

  • Wendie
    Posted at 20:16h, 25 June Reply

    I just had to keep read….lots of fun.

  • Cindy (Creative Hormone Rush)
    Posted at 20:16h, 25 June Reply

    Yep, I couldn’t resist reading the whole thing! Those fabrics and threads are scrumptious, as are the pretty hats. I was actually looking at summer hats in the stores and thinking that making simple, colorful ones could be a lot of fun. Now you’ve got us all salivating!

  • Andrea Houlihan
    Posted at 20:35h, 25 June Reply

    I love how you have used up your scraps and I can’t believe I read to the end

  • Lori Holleman
    Posted at 20:38h, 25 June Reply

    Thanks for the post and the pattern link for the bucket hat. This is perfect for my new nephew

  • Judy Weseman
    Posted at 20:44h, 25 June Reply

    Love these bucket hats – all the way to the end! Definitely downloading the pattern. Any way this will make a dent in my stash?

  • Elizabeth Rockwood
    Posted at 20:50h, 25 June Reply

    Now I want to go make ALL THE HATS!

  • Teri Stich
    Posted at 20:51h, 25 June Reply

    I’m so glad I read this post to the end! Inspiration for my many grandnieces and nephews! Love your ideas and love the idea of winning this prize!!

  • Caroline Beckenhaupt
    Posted at 20:51h, 25 June Reply

    I love your cute hats!! I have and love your tunic bible book. I’d love to hear more about it. I’ve made three rendetions from that book. Wish you’d talk more about it. Best!!

  • Lisa Stanford
    Posted at 20:53h, 25 June Reply

    You are right! I can’t believe I read the whole thing. Encourages me to sew. Thanks

  • Liz Brunson
    Posted at 20:59h, 25 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! Actually, I can, everything is adorable!

  • Martha Aitken
    Posted at 21:06h, 25 June Reply

    Your post was timed perfectly. My friend just had a baby, so guess what I’m making for her!
    The hat photos were beautiful – held my interest through this long and enjoyable post. 😊

  • Susan Tinnerello
    Posted at 21:18h, 25 June Reply

    How fun! I enjoyed each and every one of these precious hats. Thanks for sharing.

  • Paula Migliore
    Posted at 21:33h, 25 June Reply

    So many adorable hats!

  • Sandra Nestel
    Posted at 21:36h, 25 June Reply

    I love the combinations of fabric you put together for those sweet little bucket hats. Keep sewing!

  • Nancy Glavin
    Posted at 21:50h, 25 June Reply

    I read the whole thing…a bounty of beautiful buckets!

  • Colleen laschuk
    Posted at 21:52h, 25 June Reply

    beautiful hats! You’ve inspired me to make one for my niece. Thanks for the pattern link.

  • Linda Fansler
    Posted at 21:52h, 25 June Reply

    Thanks for the inspiration. I have several babies and toddlers that could use a bucket hat or two. Off to check out the pattern.

  • Jody Hug
    Posted at 22:10h, 25 June Reply

    Hats galore, I adore!
    Thank you for all the inspiration. How cute to top stitch with different color thread.

  • Elizabeth Durie
    Posted at 22:13h, 25 June Reply

    Love the hats. I wish it could be summer and spring all year long.

  • Eileensews
    Posted at 22:59h, 25 June Reply

    Love all of the hats! The stacks remind me of the children’s book Caps for Sale.

  • Margaret Kovacs
    Posted at 23:01h, 25 June Reply

    Beautiful work and great ideas! Looks like the basis for another book–Love reading your blog….S0 so inspiring!

  • Michele Mayama
    Posted at 23:03h, 25 June Reply

    I loved the hat parade!

  • Susan Hunt
    Posted at 23:16h, 25 June Reply

    How adorable. Think I will make some. And yes I read the whole thing. Thanks

  • Laura A
    Posted at 23:59h, 25 June Reply

    I have that pattern downloaded and am itching to make some for my great-nephew.

  • shoshana vogel
    Posted at 00:54h, 26 June Reply

    what a great pttern, i see i’ll be making hats for the next while!!!thanks

  • Lisa Milam
    Posted at 01:38h, 26 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing. But I’m glad I did. I loved all the hats.

  • Pal McLaughlin
    Posted at 01:57h, 26 June Reply

    I remember making a hat or two -but not so many- for my children when they were little
    I can just imagine the fun you had mixing and matching prints…

  • Mary Roberts
    Posted at 02:03h, 26 June Reply

    I’ve just returned from a week long sewing retreat where one of the attendees made the ruffled neck tunic. I introduced her to your blog as well as a couple of other members of the group. With several babies on the way the hats are such a great idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Ulli Janett
    Posted at 02:13h, 26 June Reply

    I did read the whole post and loved it! What variety!!!

    Could you do something similar for bags? Would love to try!!!

    Best

    Ulli

  • Julia
    Posted at 02:16h, 26 June Reply

    Of COURSE I read the whole thing…your posts always brighten up my inbox! :-). Was struck by how delightful these would be as part of baby shower blessings!

  • Marilyn Livi
    Posted at 05:48h, 26 June Reply

    Absolutely adorable! Every single one. Love the combinations!

  • Lori Bator
    Posted at 06:04h, 26 June Reply

    Oh my goodness those hats are adorable!

  • Becky Thompson
    Posted at 06:29h, 26 June Reply

    You’ve inspired me! My son and DIL have blessed me with a 6 & 3 y/o and 9 month old set of grands. I have a ton of adorable fat quarters with “Hats” written all over them!

  • Sofie Mitropoulos
    Posted at 06:33h, 26 June Reply

    I love all the hats.. my favourite is the Wild Thing one..gorgeous.I’ve used this pattern and it’s great one. I am glad to hear Coats and Clark threads are still around. I am using up all my Mum’s stash of threads from more than 30 years ago and it’s still in excellent condition.

  • Pat Chaney
    Posted at 06:40h, 26 June Reply

    Beautiful hats for precious cargo!!

  • Sheri Frazier
    Posted at 07:06h, 26 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing! I always read the whole thing!

  • Francena Jepertinger
    Posted at 07:13h, 26 June Reply

    I enjoyed reading the whole thing! This is definitely my next sewing project!

  • marilyn
    Posted at 07:21h, 26 June Reply

    Love the hats.

  • Ellen Wiesenthal
    Posted at 07:26h, 26 June Reply

    Your post will inspire me to sew again. BEAUTIFUL!

  • Lynn Calder
    Posted at 07:34h, 26 June Reply

    I would love to make this cute hat for my new granddaughter!

  • Deb Praus
    Posted at 07:36h, 26 June Reply

    Of course I read the whole thing! I always do. Your blog has inspired me to get back into garment sewing with great success, I might add. Headed to the studio now to try some of these hats.

  • Linda Wilbert
    Posted at 07:40h, 26 June Reply

    Love the hats, and I did read the whole thing. Great design and great thread.. I especially like the multi colored thread.

  • Sandra
    Posted at 07:47h, 26 June Reply

    How fun! Love the hats and the fabric combinations!

  • Sherri Egan
    Posted at 07:52h, 26 June Reply

    These are adorable, now I know what to do with all my leftover quilting fabric! 🙂

  • Val Tonks
    Posted at 07:55h, 26 June Reply

    Yes I read all way down. Alas we only have one granddaughter at present and she is nine but I have hopes of a little one due to arrive around about my birthday in December so I shall go ahead (excuse the pun) and make one in anticipation!

    And your hats all look super.

  • Ann Wright
    Posted at 08:11h, 26 June Reply

    I have made two bucket hats recently for my 17-yr-old son! He love them and now all his friends want them.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:11h, 26 June Reply

    I love making hats. So it was a pleasure to read the whole thing!

  • Laurie Heeren
    Posted at 08:42h, 26 June Reply

    They are so cute. I am going to make these for my great Nieces.

  • Angelia Carr
    Posted at 08:47h, 26 June Reply

    Absolutely precious and PERFECT for my first Grand Baby!!! I’ve got to get more fabric!!

  • Susan Dana
    Posted at 08:48h, 26 June Reply

    What glorious colors. Babies are so lucky!

  • Sandra Myers
    Posted at 08:48h, 26 June Reply

    Perfect timing! I have family visiting next month with a 1 year old. I should be able to make several hats for her with what I have in my stash. Wouldn’t that qualify as cleaning up my sewing space?

  • Betty Morgan
    Posted at 09:04h, 26 June Reply

    So cute and just what I need for my two grands aged 2 and 3!

  • Tempe Lampe
    Posted at 09:15h, 26 June Reply

    I can’t wait to make one for my first grandchild.

  • Lisa Curt
    Posted at 09:32h, 26 June Reply

    Great use of fabric scraps. Love all the colors. Any baby privileged to wear one (or many) will surely be stylin’! Sewing for babies is so much fun!

  • Lesley Murray
    Posted at 09:41h, 26 June Reply

    Oh Yea of little faith. I look forward to and read all your blogs! Two new great nieces, 10 months & 3 months will certainly be receiving variations. From across the pond – Lesley in South Cambs, England.

  • Accacia Mullen
    Posted at 09:42h, 26 June Reply

    I love the cute hats!

  • J Logue
    Posted at 10:02h, 26 June Reply

    ‘I can’t believe I read the whole thing….’ Very cute baby. I love Coats & Clark!

  • Carol Nelms
    Posted at 10:07h, 26 June Reply

    Very cool, thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

  • Laura Maniccia
    Posted at 10:08h, 26 June Reply

    Lovely color combinations!

  • Elizabeth Lewis
    Posted at 10:10h, 26 June Reply

    I have a new granddaughter and this will be perfect for her day at the beach next year. Meanwhile, my 1 year old grand son will be the first to have this hat/ Thank you for this!

  • Carolyn Sefkow
    Posted at 10:13h, 26 June Reply

    Cute! Cute! Cute! Off to make a hat for my granddaughter….

  • Janie McCombs
    Posted at 10:20h, 26 June Reply

    How sweet. I will be making a few of these. Thank you for the link.

  • Lynn Findlay
    Posted at 10:25h, 26 June Reply

    My grand daughter was born this morning! Now I can’t wait to make some bucket hats for her! Great post with so many wonderful ideas!

  • Janet N Christensen
    Posted at 10:40h, 26 June Reply

    The hats are absolutely adorable. I remember making one for myself years ago. Thank you for the memory!

  • Carmen D'Amico
    Posted at 10:40h, 26 June Reply

    Can imagine all the little darlings wearing these bucket hats at the beach. Beautiful fabrics and combinations.

  • Lucinda Craig
    Posted at 10:54h, 26 June Reply

    These hats are so cute. I didn’t even think of using scraps too make them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Karen Misner
    Posted at 10:54h, 26 June Reply

    I couldn’t stop reading the whole thing! The two grand babies visiting over the 4th will have new hats waiting for them 🙂

  • Stuart Williams
    Posted at 11:21h, 26 June Reply

    I can’t believe your tenacity at sewing so many hats! I’m always running out of thread so I NEED the 50 spools!

  • Barbara Lasky
    Posted at 11:34h, 26 June Reply

    These hats are so darn cute. Loved all the inspiration from your fabric combinations. I plan to make a few for my granddaughter Abigail.

  • Bobbi Piles
    Posted at 11:44h, 26 June Reply

    Your bucket hats are super cute! I need to make myself a couple.

  • Melinda Stuk
    Posted at 12:00h, 26 June Reply

    Hats, Hats, Hats, AHoy! These are so cute, look like the perfect thing to try out my new embroidery machine skills on. Thank you for sharing! Melinda

  • Teri cameron
    Posted at 12:17h, 26 June Reply

    Thank you for sharing all these adorable variations and details about the stitching.

  • Rose Perez
    Posted at 12:18h, 26 June Reply

    Oh My gosh, those are so darn cute, wish I had a little one to make those for, Very lovely combinations.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Rose

  • L.J. Douglas
    Posted at 12:59h, 26 June Reply

    HI, I can’t believe I read the whole thing! What a charming Post today!
    Thank You for so much for sharing a Sweet Giveaway!

  • Aileen Scott
    Posted at 13:11h, 26 June Reply

    Absolutely adorable! I love putting different fabrics together, whether as pockets or a little peek-a-boo facing, even just the cording on a pillow. But these hats are precious!! I cannot wait to try them out! Thank you!

  • Jennifer Essad
    Posted at 13:11h, 26 June Reply

    It’s really fun to make hats, I find creative ways to make them special for each little one I’m making them for. It’s also fun to make coordinating clothes or bags for them too. Coats & Clark offers us amazing threads, lovely colors in this gift box

  • Robin Lane
    Posted at 13:58h, 26 June Reply

    Your hats are awesome!
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  • Ruth Lutz
    Posted at 14:16h, 26 June Reply

    Don’t you just love it when you find such a fun project! There are 2 new little ones in our family so I guess I better get busy so I don’t lose my. “coolest aunt ever” title… thanks for sharing your brilliant color combinations!

  • Maria Dimas
    Posted at 14:28h, 26 June Reply

    I love all your sewing projects….but this one just took my breath away!!! Will definitely get going on making some too!! THANK YOU for sharing the pattern too! Love your website…. enjoy reading every single one!!! 🙂

  • Linda Hulen
    Posted at 15:03h, 26 June Reply

    I DID read the whole thing! Such great hats! Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks for sharing the pattern. You have a great website!

  • Patricia Hersl
    Posted at 15:10h, 26 June Reply

    Not only read but had to scroll all the way down!

  • Monica Sherrard
    Posted at 15:41h, 26 June Reply

    You are the proverbial overachiever of the sewing world. Sew cute!

  • Show and Tell Meg
    Posted at 15:45h, 26 June Reply

    Wow that is a lot of cute baby hats! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Ann Dillman
    Posted at 18:09h, 26 June Reply

    So many wonderful ideas! I plan on going forth and sewing a few! Thank you for the give away 🙂

  • Nancy White
    Posted at 18:30h, 26 June Reply

    Loved reading the article and your enthusiasm – for the hats, and sewing, in general. You have inspired me to sew again, and this is a project I will love doing!

  • Petra McLean
    Posted at 19:16h, 26 June Reply

    Love those hats and plan to make a couple for the grandsons, will dig around in my stash tomorrow and see what I can come up with.

  • Petra McLean
    Posted at 19:18h, 26 June Reply

    I can see both of my grandsons wearing a bucket hat and will dig through my stash and see what I can find. Thanks for such a fun post.

  • Ginger Lane
    Posted at 19:19h, 26 June Reply

    ALWAYS, “reading the whole thing”!! Love your posts – pics – and resources!!

  • Lamar Mendiola
    Posted at 20:33h, 26 June Reply

    I don’t have little ones, but I can think of a few girly girls that can benefit from these hats in this hot Texas sun! Thanks for sharing and for the download pattern! Hope I win.

  • Charlene McDaniel
    Posted at 21:00h, 26 June Reply

    These are inspiring. You are such a motivator. Thank you for your website.

  • Toni Morse
    Posted at 21:01h, 26 June Reply

    Yes I read the whole thing! I was hooked by all the variations. Absolutely adorable! I will definitely be making some for gifts. Thank you for all the great tips.

  • Marilyn Snow
    Posted at 21:32h, 26 June Reply

    Your hats are so colorful and fun — love them

  • Carolyn Rogers
    Posted at 21:46h, 26 June Reply

    wow, what a collection of beautiful hats, just lovely variations

  • Carol gillen
    Posted at 21:56h, 26 June Reply

    Already printed out that pattern! Thanks for your beautiful inspiration and a great giveaway!

  • Dawn Jacob
    Posted at 21:57h, 26 June Reply

    My goodness! I can’t believe you had the patience to cut and see the same pattern so many times!

  • Lana
    Posted at 22:14h, 26 June Reply

    Never have enough thread and our little Sam loves his bucket hats!

  • Karon L Scott
    Posted at 23:07h, 26 June Reply

    I love the hats and you are continually inspiring.

  • Barbara Hewitt
    Posted at 01:17h, 27 June Reply

    With a granddaughter to sew for, I’m looking forward to reading about all the fun items you will be stitching.

  • Joy Jensen
    Posted at 01:36h, 27 June Reply

    Love these little hats – what fun to see them made up so many different versions. I can see endless possibilities, I need more babies in my life.

  • Jana Sparkman Duplantis
    Posted at 02:05h, 27 June Reply

    So cute! Now I need to find a little one to make it for!

  • Kim Brickwood
    Posted at 02:06h, 27 June Reply

    Did not know I needed to but after reading this I must now make a bucket hat or 3 or 4 for the grandchildren to protect them from that hot Australian sun

  • Rebecca Keizer
    Posted at 02:46h, 27 June Reply

    All the hats turned out so adorable!!! I may need to make some as gifts to have on hand.

  • Jan Fagerburg
    Posted at 07:52h, 27 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing—TWICE! Of course I downloaded the pattern and have sent a request for head size to the daughter-in-law. I may need to read again…..

  • Debbie Stevens
    Posted at 08:17h, 27 June Reply

    Wonderful tutorial and all the hats are lovely! The color and fabric combinations are endless, and the variegated threads are a nice finishing touch, Thanks! Hoping to win!

  • Rosemary McEwin
    Posted at 10:05h, 27 June Reply

    Adorable hats!

  • Judith Noble
    Posted at 12:07h, 27 June Reply

    such fun! Perfect for grandchildren!~ Thanks for posting!

  • Paula Pinter
    Posted at 12:27h, 27 June Reply

    You made some lovely looking hats – very beach stylish. What a lovely giveaway. Thanks

  • Zarina Z Abidin
    Posted at 12:43h, 27 June Reply

    That is a lot of bucket hats! Make me want to make one myself.

  • Fern
    Posted at 16:13h, 27 June Reply

    The whole thing, nothing but the whole thing.

  • Debbie Yates
    Posted at 17:20h, 27 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing… but really, I just loved all your examples. I want one (or more for myself!

  • Barbara B
    Posted at 20:44h, 27 June Reply

    These bucket hats are a beautiful way to introduce the idea of sun protection at an early age.

  • Daryl 'Deedee' Reese
    Posted at 22:18h, 27 June Reply

    What a great group of little bucket hats – they’re darling! And yes I read through the whole blog.
    Thank you and Coats & Clarks Threads for the wonderful give-away.

  • Kathy McKenna
    Posted at 22:47h, 27 June Reply

    I can’t wait to make a bucket hat for my grandughter Macy! Your designs are inspiring!

  • Tiffany Whitehead
    Posted at 23:12h, 27 June Reply

    Love the hats and I’d love to win the thread !!

  • Sueann walter
    Posted at 23:28h, 27 June Reply

    Lovely, wonderful hats! There will be one for my grandson made tomorrow and then one for his little sister when she arrives in August.

  • Jacqui Hooper
    Posted at 04:09h, 28 June Reply

    You have me hooked I have downloaded the free pattern and sorted fabric ready to go and its the middle of winter! I have a new nephew arriving in November so will be sewing up a storm. Love all the looks you have made.

  • Arianne Brown
    Posted at 10:01h, 28 June Reply

    You have made so many hats! All beautiful creations.

  • Kelly Riley
    Posted at 14:21h, 28 June Reply

    I have had this patten for years, time to sew it.

  • Linda Berube
    Posted at 14:27h, 28 June Reply

    Of course I read the whole thing! Adorable hats you’ve inspired me to try!

  • laura towe
    Posted at 15:49h, 28 June Reply

    thank you I get sew happy to see what you are up to.

  • Rachael K.
    Posted at 15:51h, 28 June Reply

    I enjoyed reading the whole thing! How adorable are those hats-and practical for protecting baby’s delicate skin.

  • Nienke Smith
    Posted at 21:29h, 28 June Reply

    Love your hats and the beautiful fabrics they are made from!

  • Mary Spain
    Posted at 22:43h, 28 June Reply

    Read the whole thing. Why? Because my new granddaughter will make her debut in July. She’ll have lots of bucket hats now.

  • Kathy Kemp
    Posted at 23:06h, 28 June Reply

    I did read the whole thing and love all the combinations. I. Do a lot of sewing for my 2 granddaughter s and would love the pretty thread colors. The darling hat would be perfect for my great niece coming in September. Thanks.

  • Daryl 'Deedee' Reese
    Posted at 23:15h, 28 June Reply

    I can’t believe I read the whole thing…. Of course I read it all. The bucket hats from Oliver + S are just adorable and the fabrics you used to make them up are delightful. Great for children and young at heart. Thank you for the give-away.

  • Patrya Barnes
    Posted at 23:39h, 28 June Reply

    What a great giveaway. I have to visit them when I go back to SC for a visit. Thanks so much.

  • Doreen Bulleman
    Posted at 00:06h, 29 June Reply

    What adorable hats! I can’t wait to make some. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Patricia Sinclair
    Posted at 11:55h, 29 June Reply

    I have made this hat a number of times, but for myself and friends, not children! The larger size fits absolutely perfect, and its great to make your own as you can match to your outfit. When buying hats from stores, the size is so uncertain, so i would recommend this pattern to anyone wanting to have a go at hat making. its very easy, and very satisfying. I love some of your colour combinations. Whew this post is almost as long as yours! Sorry

  • maureen smith
    Posted at 14:54h, 29 June Reply

    Yes I can believe I read the whole thing. LOVE all the hats.

  • Hanta Theron
    Posted at 15:57h, 29 June Reply

    Loved all the cute little hats, Sarah! Well done! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  • Maureen Jordan
    Posted at 00:48h, 30 June Reply

    The hats are darling. And the post is just right!

  • Ruth Krugler
    Posted at 08:24h, 30 June Reply

    I GLADLY read the whole thing. All the hats are super adorable!

  • Angel Chao
    Posted at 12:31h, 30 June Reply

    Thanks for the informative post and giveaway!

  • Martha Hamrick
    Posted at 19:35h, 30 June Reply

    My baby granddaughter would look really cute in a bucket hat like Birdie’s ! I hope we win.

  • Janet Liebert
    Posted at 22:14h, 05 July Reply

    Inspiration and imagination….. I am inspired to make some lovely little hats for my first grandchild who will be born in October, and I will dream and imagine who and what she will be (besides being too cute in the bucket hats Nana will make for her!!) Thank you for the post!

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  • Anne Sharp
    Posted at 17:06h, 13 July Reply

    I CAN believe I read the whole thing and it was a delightful read!

  • Cozette Morstein
    Posted at 20:07h, 13 July Reply

    Just saw your post. Like you I have fallen in love with this hat s has my daughter in law. She wants me to make one to match the one I made for my granddaughter.
    I see many of these hats in my future.

  • Nan Jorgensen
    Posted at 17:58h, 01 August Reply

    How cute—and Smart!! All, little ones especially, should have a hat in the summer!! My new great nephew might benefit as he lives in Myrtle Beach, and this will be a good way to get sewing again!! Thanks for the hints and fabric ideas!

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