Floppy Hat

Added Oct 31, 2008

by christinehar...

Albany, New York...

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Description

From an Amy Butler pattern, and the first hat I’ve ever sewn. The pattern is good, although the actual construction of these hats proved difficult due to the many layers of heavy-weight cotton and canvas interfacing. Sewing the crown together was the trickiest part (because of aforementioned layers), the rest was generally smooth sailing.

Notes: At a certain point in the directions it recommends that you try on the crown piece for size. When you do, make sure there is still some wiggle room because there will be at least another layer of fabric in between said crown and your head.

Also, if you are using light- or medium-weight cotton instead of home deco fabric, the pattern calls for making three interfacing brim pieces out of canvas… I made just two and things worked out fine and I think I saved myself from too much manhandling of the project and machine-jam frustrations.

Material Notes

quilting cotton, heavy canvas

Difficulty

Novice

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    Jun 27, 2009, 06.21 AMby girlonfire

    i don’t make many amy butler patterns, but the ones i have made i’ve noticed call for that canvas interfacing which is annoying! i think you could use home dec weight pellon interfacing and achieve the same result with a lot less bulk and work.

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    Nov 10, 2008, 05.58 PMby jilleen

    I looked all summer for a hat like this!

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    Nov 3, 2008, 07.45 AMby lybu

    They are super cute. love love love them

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    Nov 2, 2008, 06.51 AMby poopsy

    Totally Awesome!! Did u use a pattern? Which One?

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    Oct 31, 2008, 12.54 PMby justmica

    Wow… Very cute!! It’s so lovely!! Love it and fabrc is nice!!

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    Oct 31, 2008, 12.34 PMby the-gilded-bee

    Very well made, I like this pattern. These are very cute.

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