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DIY Bucket Hats

Everyone has their own creativity and imagination. If there are things and tools in your house, a great idea and imaginative thoughts are rushing to your mind. For those who like to do things by themselves, they prefer to use everything to create miracles. Some thoughtful people like to make some clothing to their kids, such as sweater, hats and scarves. Bucket hats are so popular this year due to their colorful patterns and designs. If you want to make a reversible bucket hat for your kids, you kids would be very happy. Here are the detailed steps that help you to do a reversible bucket hat.

You need to prepare some materials: patterns, fabric, brim of the hat and sewing tools.

Step 1

Print your favorite patterns and paste the parts together on the big triangles. In addition to the crown, cut two pieces from the two fabrics. You just 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

Remove the side pieces and stitch them together on the right side along the short side, using only 1/2″ seam allowance.

Step 3

Fix the sides to the top of the side panel to match the three notches. The single notches should be matched with side seams. Thus, you must cut the side panels so that to make them fit the crown. Sew the crown to the side panels using 1/2″ seam allowance. Press seam allowances to the side panels with fingers. Stitch the seam allowances to the side panels for a better look.

Step 4

Repeat steps 1-3 for the secondary fabric.

Step 5

Sew the two brim pieces together on the right sides at the side seams. Connect the secondary brim fabric to ensure stability. If you want to use quilting cotton, make sure to connect the secondary fabric. Sew the main fabric and the secondary side seams together.

Step 6

Fasten the two brim pieces together on the right side. Sew the bottom of the brim with 1/2″ seam allowance. Turn the brim to the right and press it. Next, sew concentric circles around the brim at 1/4″ intervals to add additional stiffness.

Step 7

Attach the brims together and attach them to the sides of the hat to make the brims fit. Use 1/2″ seam allowance to stitch the pieces together.

Step 8

Turn your hat to the other side. Take the crown and sides of the second layer of fabric and press down 1/2 inch on the raw side. Then put the folded edge over the raw edges of the hat. To place the side edges on the secondary fabric, you need to use blind stich.

Step 9

Turn the hat to the main fabric side and stitch along the edge of the seam where the side panels passes through all the layers to keep the two sides of the hat together.

Now, you have completed a reversible bucket hat. Actually, these steps are not difficult as you can see; as long as you have prepared all things then you can make it.