Our little friend Ben loves all things superhero and turned up at 3yo kindy dressed as Batman for Superhero week. I thought a Batman Fedora Hat would be the perfect birthday gift for him. Turns out, I was right. (OK, I may actually have checked with his Mum first!) He thought it was awesome, but like all 4 year olds, jumping on the trampoline is far more fun than posing for photos!
The Fat Red Bird Designs Fedora pattern can be found in One Thimble magazine Issue 8... which I've already gushed my love for, so I won't bore you with that again, other than saying if you are interested in sewing, even just a little bit, go buy yourself an issue. Find it here (affiliate link). I first spied Renee's fedoras not long after I'd made this other fedora here, but I love the super cool style of this one so much more, so was very excited to get my hands on this pattern when it was released. I knew it would be the perfect gift to sew up for our all of our little friends.
The pattern itself is fab! It's directions are simple and easy to follow, and leaves you with a hat that fits perfectly, in almost no time at all. It really is a very quick sew. I have to admit it was a teensy bit big for Ben, but I never measured his head size and a couple of mm in seam allowance error will translate to more in overall head circumference, so all operator error. There are even some great tips on the Fat Red Bird Designs blog for shaping your fedora.
The only thing I did differently, was to fuse my interfacing to the fabric before cutting it out. It's not an economical use of interfacing, but I just didn't want to cut more than I had to. I'm a last minute kinda sewer. The midnight sewist...so I'm always taking short cuts to save time, especially before birthdays, which is usually followed by after school deliveries!
Isn't it just downright the coolest hat you'll see on a kid this summer. A perfect Christmas gift idea for boys or girls, and I almost forgot to mention, it'goes all the way up to ADULT sizes. Renee has thought of everyone! Get your hands on the Fedora pattern or One Thimble Issue 8 to make some for yourself. I can see me making many more of these!
Follow along to check out all the fun sewing that's being done this week!
Amy at Friends Stitched Together made a Little Collector Backpack
Jen at Ainslee Fox made a Coco Flower Crown
Tuesday, September 15th
Lauren at Molly and Mama made some hexie wall art
Wednesday, September 16th
Stephanie from Swoodson Says sewed a Jackalope Tee
Thursday, September 17th
Alicia from Felt With Love Designs sewed a Little Collector Backpack
Michelle at The Toffee Tree sewed up a fedora
Friday, September 18th
Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun used the Coco Flowers
Rachael from Sew Today Clean Tomorrow sewed a Desert Fox softie