My younger daughter is going camping with her Brownie unit, so she needs a hat. They are required to have a hat with a full brim (not just a ball cap). She has a Girl Guides hat, but it is getting too small for her so she needed a bigger one. We considered buying a bigger Guide hat, but she wanted pink, not blue.
I found a free hat pattern, so I made her one. In general, this is a great pattern for a simple project. I used a 3/8″ seam allowance because that is the width of my presser foot and I was too lazy to line up with anything else. It all turned out okay. I didn’t have denim, but I wanted the hat to be stiff enough and I didn’t want to add interfacing, so I used some leftover pink twill.
Because this hat is going to be used (meaning it will probably be dropped in mud and might be lost), I wanted it to be a quick project. I was not going to bother hand-stitching the turning opening closed, so I added another stitching line close to the edge of the hat to keep everything closed.
It took a bit longer than an hour to make and I used leftover fabric, so I didn’t have to buy anything. It will also stand out among the sea of blue Guide hats, so if it does get lost, it should be easy to find.