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How to make: A shady sun hat

Keep your child cool this summer with a gorgeous, handmade, reversible hat

Posted: 14 July 2013
by Junior

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Summer is a time when your child loves to be outdoors, and a large floppy sun hat is just the job for keeping the sun out of her eyes. To craft a beautiful reversible hat, simply download and print the templates and follow the easy step-by-step instructions. Happy stitching!

Skills needed
■ Sewing curved seam
■ Edgestitching
■ Topstitching

Finished sizes
■ Extra small fits six to 12 months, inside crown measurement 46cm (18ins); small fits 12–24 months, 48cm (19ins); medium fits 3–5 years, 50cm (20ins); large fits
6–8 years, 53cm (21ins). These age guidelines are a rough guide. Measure your child’s head to ensure you are making the correct size hat.

■ Fabric A: 30cm (1/3 yard) of 112cm (44in) wide, light- to medium-
weight cotton for one side of hat
■ Fabric B: 30cm (1/3 yard) of 112cm (44in) wide fabric of the same type and weight as Fabric A for the other side of hat
■ 46cm (½ yard) of medium-weight sew-in or iron-on interfacing for brim
■ Coordinating thread
■ 3 Pattern pieces

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