Sunday, 9 September 2012

Hat Challenge - Getting Started


So how is everyone going with the Hat Sew-Along so far? There is still plenty of time to join in if you haven't already. I spent a bit of time last week sorting through fabric and patterns deciding what I was going to make.

Before you get started, you are going to need some fabric, a pattern and some good interfacing as well as a few bits and pieces, like matching thread.


The best way to begin is to select your pattern. The pattern will tell you which bits and pieces you need for that pattern. Once you have the pattern in your hot little hands, it is easy to work out if you need to go and buy some fabric, or if you have what you need in the stash already.


Looking at the list of participants, there is quite a range of different hats being made. If you're still trying to decide, here are some suggestions:

Kids' Hats, by You Sew Girl **recommended
Adults' Hats, by You Sew Girl
Fedora, by You Sew Girl **recommended
Beret, by You Sew Girl
Kids' Beret, by You Sew Girl
Bucket Hat, by Oliver + S **free tutorial
Reversible Toddler Hat, by Sew Much Ado **free tutorial
Vogue 7600
Sun Kissed Hat, by Make It Perfect
Lazy Day Hat, by Make It Perfect
About a Boy, by Make It Perfect


There are also a couple of lovely baby hats in the "You Sew Girl book by Nicole Mallalieu.

You Sew Girl book hats

I have nearly finished my first hat, I'm thinking it needs a little something extra. I will come back and show you all when I'm satisfied with it. I will also post it in the Flickr Group when I'm done. I would love it if you posted your finished hats, or even a few sneak peeks/peaks and progress shots in the Flickr Group too.

Sign-Up post here.


  1. I finally printed out the Oliver & S pattern the other day, but haven't gotten any further than that! I'm a bit scared lol

  2. I must put up a blog post about this! I decided to go with the Oliver and S pattern. It's printed and my fabric is on the line drying. Will join the flickr group now, yay!

  3. I finally figured out to login to Flicker and uploaded a few photos! I used the Oliver and S pattern from their book. The same one you can download of their site. Thanks for organising the sew a long :o)

  4. I made a hat at the weekend. The Oliver and S one. Yay! Except I just made the right size by age instead of measuring her head so now I need to make another one. Boo!
    This time I'm going to let her loose with some fabric paint and she can decorate her own fabric. Should be fun.


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