Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
I love making hats. In fact, I make them all the time so I thought I would share a simple hat project for kids here on Sew Very Crafty. I found a free pattern on how to make a reversible bucket hat over at Oliver + S but was not in love with the tutorial so I thought to redo it here. The pattern can be made in three different sizes. I chose the medium size for my hat and a cute little summery print perfect for a toddler. This pattern is very easy to make and only requires advanced beginner sewing skills to complete. I really enjoyed making this project and I know you will too.
I used remnants in my stash for this project as usual because I am trying so hard to get through them all but I don’t seem to be making a dent. Oh well that just means more fun sewing projects. But, if you do not have the fabrics that you need for your project head over to Hobby Lobby and Fabric.com to get exactly what you need to make the perfect summer time bucket hat for your needs.
What you will Need:
- 1/3 yd main fabric
- 1/3 yd secondary fabric
- 1/2 yd of medium weight Interfacing for brim
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Print out the pattern and tape the respective pieces together at the large triangles. Cut two of each piece from both fabrics except the crown. You only need to cut one piece from each fabric for the crown. You should have 4 side pieces, 4 brim pieces and 2 crown pieces.
Step 2: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Take the side pieces and sew them right sides together along the short sides only using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Step 3: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Pin the sides to the top of the side panel matching the triple notches. The single notches should be matched to the side seams. To do this you must notch the side panels so that they will fit the crown. Sew the crown to the side panel using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Finger press the seam allowances toward the side panels. Edgestitch the the seam allowances to the sides panels for a more professional look. I actually found this step to be fidgity and opted not to do it on the reverse side.
Step 4: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Repeat steps 1-3 for the secondary fabric.
Step 5: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
With right sides together sew the two brim pieces together at the side seams. Interface the secondary brim fabric for stability. I did not interface my brim fabric because I used a thick denim like fabric for my secondary fabric and did not feel that it needed it. If you are using quilting cotton you should definitely interface your secondary fabrics. Sew the secondary side seams together as you did the main fabric.
Step 6: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Pin the two brim pieces right side together. Sew the bottom of the brim using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Turn the brim right side out and press. Then sew concentric circles around the brim at 1/4″ intervals to add additional stiffness to the brim.
Step 7: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
With right sides together pin the brim to the sides of the hat clipping where necessary to get the brim to fit. Stitch the pieces together using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Step 8: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Turn the hat to the other side. Take the crown and side for the secondary fabric and press under the raw edge by 1/2″. Place the folded edge over the raw edges of the hat. Hand stitch using blind stitch the secondary fabric side to the brim. If you are unfamiliar with blind or ladder stitch check out this video.
Step 9: Make a Reversible Bucket Hat
Turn the hat to the primary fabric side and edge stitch along the seam where the side panels meat the brim through all layers to keep the two sides of the hat together. You have now completed your reversible bucket bag.
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If you liked this hat pattern check out my tutorial on how to make a simple lined beret. Or, if hats are not your thing try my new tutorial on how to make bow scrunchies. They are cute and easy to make.