Have you sewn a hat yet? They are really satisfying to make! Hats are one of those projects that might seem out of reach, but when you actually do it they aren’t too bad at all. Just take it one step at a time. Plus I always love making something that I can actually use! Here’s a look at two sun hats in Kept.
The Serpentine Hat (pattern by Elbe Textiles) has a wider-brim, and I used two blue prints from my Kept collection. I like that the the more-patterned print peeks out from the inside, but it’s definitely reversible and you can wear it either way.
Both fabrics are quilting-cotton weight. I used woven fusible interfacing on the darker blue fabric to give it a bit more body. I think the flop factor is just right.
It’s fun to think of wearing this with other things I’ve made in ways not too different than putting fabrics together in a quilt. Blue is an easy color for me to mix into my wardrobe.
The Sorrento Hat (pattern by Elbe Textiles) is more the classic bucket style hat. I hope to get some wear out of this one this summer.
The black and charcoal print from Kept makes a statement that still feels put together and easy to pair with an outfit. On the other side is Essex yarn-dyed linen in Graphite. Incorporating the Essex gives it a bit more texture and body. In addition, I used woven, fusible interfacing on the Kept fabric.
Both of these sun hats in Kept go together more easily than you’d think. Again, take it one step at a time. I really enjoyed sewing them, and I can’t wait to put them to use this summer.
Pattern(s): Serpentine Hat by Elbe Textiles, Sorrento Hat by Elbe Textiles. (If you are wanting to make a kid’s hat, the Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat pattern is excellent. I’ve made it many times.)