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.
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.
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.
Here is a top view of the hat right side out.
I also really like that I can fold it up and put it inside my handbag.
Thanks for stopping by today and happy “mad” sewing!