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How to Make a Simple Reversible Bucket Hat

How to Make a Simple Reversible Bucket Hat

How to make a simple bucket hat

I previously made a child’s bucket hat for Sew Very Crafty that has proven very popular so I thought I would create an adult version of the hat now that summer is upon us. This is a simple sewing project that can be made in just a short time.  It is fun and functional.  This hat is perfect to keep the sun off in the summer months so give this one a try. If you are interested in a more retro wide brimmed style check out my wide brimmed sun hat pattern and tutorial.  

I used some fun fabric for this project that I got at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores.  It is a Simplicity Vintage fabric and a plain red lining.  How fun is that?  I also added some Pellon 808 interfacing to give this hat some structure.  You can head to Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com to get exactly what you need for your bucket hat project.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  

If you would like a video tutorial of this project head over to YouTube and watch my video on how to create this Simple Bucket Hat.  While you are there subscribe to my channel.  

What you will Need: How to Make a Simple Reversible Bucket Hat

How to Make a SImple Reversible Bucket Hat
What you will Need Bucket Hat

Step 1: Cut out the interfacing

Using the pattern pieces cut out the interfacing on the fold.

Step 2: Fuse the interfacing

Fuse the pieces of interfacing to the wrong sides of the outer fabric following the manufacturers instructions. 

Step 3: Cut out the fabrics

Place the outer fabric and the lining fabric together. By cutting the fabrics together you make sure that they pieces are the same size and it saves time. 

How to make a simple reversible bucket hat
Cut your fabrics

Step 4: Stitch the brim of the bucket hat

Stitch the brim pieces right sides together at the short ends using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Do this for both the outer pieces and the lining pieces.  Turn right sides out and top stitch along both sides of the seams.

Top stitch the seams

Step 5: Add the lining to the outer Brim of the bucket hat

Place the lining and the outer brim pieces right sides together and pin.  Stitch along the bottom of the brim using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Clip the curves and turn right sides out and press.  Top stitch along the bottom of the brim.   

Stitch the lining to the outer brim

Step 6: Stitch the Upper band

Stitch the upper band pieces right sides together at the short end using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Do this for both the outer pieces and the lining pieces.  Turn right sides out and top stitch along both sides of the seam.  Clip the top curves of the upper band. 

Step 7: Add the crown

Stitch the upper band to the crown right sides together.  It is best to mark the four centers of the circles on the crown and the band to line them up.  Pin the upper band to the crown and stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Do this for both the outer and the lining pieces.  Turn right sides out and top stitch long the seam you just stitched on both the outer and lining pieces.

Create the crown

 

Step 8: Stitch crown to the brim

Place the crown right sides together with the brim.  Stitch the brim to the crown using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  

Add the crown to the brim

Step 9: Add the outer crown to the lining

Place the outer hat into the lining so that they are right sides together.  Line up the seams and pin all the way around.  Stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving an opening for turning.  

Add the lining to the hat

Step 10: finish the Bucket hat

Turn the hat right sides out.  Close the opening using blind stitch.  Topstitch around the seam you just finished.  You have now completed your simple reversible bucket hat. 

Turn the hat
Stitch the opening
Bucket Hat

 

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17 Comments

  1. So happy I found your blog! I really want to make my own bucket hat and I am searching for a right pattern. Thank you so much for the free pattern I really appreciate it! God bless you always!

  2. Hello SewVeryCrafty,

    Really liked video. You make it easy to understand. I hope this pattern will work for me. This will be my 3rd attempt. To increase my odds of success, can you tell me if the 1/4 inch seam allowance is included in the pattern, or do I add it when I cut? Also does the hat fit snug enough around the ears so not to slip off.

    Looking forward to hearing from you. I would love to make this hat today.

    Thank you in advance.
    Sandra

    1. The seam allowance is included. Whether the hat fits snugly depends on the size of your head to be honest. My head is about 21 1/2″ around and the hat fits well but a little loose. If you wanted it to fit tighter you could use a larger seam allowance. That should work for you. I hope this helps.

  3. Thank you so much for replying so quickly. To save my good fabric, your direction will help very much. Having subscribed to your site, I look forward to learning more.

    Thanks again.
    sew on

  4. Hi Diane
    Absolutely love the pattern. Your instructions are very clear. I made the hat today & it fits perfectly. Thank you ?

  5. Thanks for the pattern and video.
    When you stitch the crown to the band, do you stitch around the crown circumference or the band circumference?

    1. It would definitely not be too heavy. I think that it would probably work fine. The Pellon 808 that is suggested is actually heavier than the SF101. I would give it a try.

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