A reversible bucket hat from recycled fabric
How to do it
Find some old jeans in your cupboard or in a secondhand shop.
Cut out the parts according to the template attached as a PDF file at the bottom of the page. Use the pattern which is a size 54 as it can be adjusted to fit everyone (See the tip below). Remember a seam allowance for the small pieces of fabric if you want to make a patchwork hat. Please note that all the pattern parts include a seam allowance.
First sew the parts together for the crown, the side panel and the brim. Then sew the side panel onto the crown and finally the brim onto the side panel. Press the seams along the way.
Cut out the parts for the lining. Also cut vlieseline for the brim and iron it on.
Sew the lining together for the inside of the bucket hat and sew the patchwork fabric together for the outside of the bucket hat.
Sew the lining (the inside) and the outside of the bucket hat together right side against right side. Leave the last 1/4 open so that you can turn the hat inside out.
Sew the remaining 1/4 together by hand.
Topstitch a series of rows around the brim, spaced evenly apart.
Adjust the size of the bucket hat by measuring the head circumference and divide by four, then you have the length of the side panel A-B. Make the E-F piece a little longer than the A-B. Make the side panel G-H the same length as E-F and finally find the measurements for C-D by dividing the head circumference by Pi (3.14).
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Print the template here.