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Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat

Today’s post is a project using my beloved Liberty fabric scraps to sew a sun hat using a free sun hat pattern from Lorenna Buck Designs. The pattern is designed to fit a head circumference of 22 inches. If you need a different pattern size, I also found this post for a free reversible hat pattern from April Cobb Designs with multiple sizes ranging from toddler to adult.

You can check out my other Liberty fabric scrap projects here.

Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat - Mad For Fabric

I opted to use solid pieces for the top of the hat using 2 different Liberty prints, Margaret Annie and Claire-Aude. For the brim, I sewed different scraps together before cutting the brim piece. I normally use a stitch length of 2 or less to sew the scraps together so I don’t need to back stitch. Because Liberty lawn is so delicate, I use a Microtex needle to minimize the size of the holes made in the fabric when I sew.

Liberty Fabric Scrap Hat Top and Brim Pattern Pieces - Mad For Fabric
Liberty Fabric Scrap Hat Top and Brim Pattern Pieces

The sun hat can be reversible if you opt not to use lining fabric. I decided not to because I wanted to sew a strap inside my hat to prevent it from flying away when I use it on a windy day ( ask me how I know this ) . I had an old camera strap with a cord stop I no longer used so it was a perfect way to repurpose it. Since the pattern is not made to have straps I first basted the camera strap in place and then tried on the hat to make sure I liked the positioning before sewing it in place permanently.

Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat Inside Views
Lining of hat with interfacing and straps basted for test fitting ( left )
Outside of hat ( right )

Here is a top view of the hat right side out.

Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat Top View
Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat Top View

I also really like that I can fold it up and put it inside my handbag.

Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat Folded View
Liberty Fabric Scrap Sun Hat Folded

Thanks for stopping by today and happy “mad” sewing!

 

 

7 comments

  1. Helen says:

    A couple of years ago I made some hats for chemo patients. I wasn’t very happy with the pattern so I’ll have a look and see this pattern.
    I would hope to make something as lovely as yours.

  2. Ramona says:

    Your hat is adorable! And how nice that it folds so nicely so you can have it with you when you need it. Thanks for the links.

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