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Baby sunhat

Added Jun 23, 2010

by Galadriel F

Leeds, United Ki...






Modifications from the Burdastyle tutorial:

I did not line the crown; I thought it would be too hot for baby’s head. Instead, I finished all seams in the crown with bias tape. This also helped to stiffen the crown a little: the material I used is quite light.

I originally sewed the two outer brim edges together, turned inside out, and top-stitched before attaching to the crown. However, I decided that the brim was too wide, so I ended up cutting off a little and zigzagging around, like in the tutorial. I think my original brim was nicer-looking, but the now it’s the right width.

I also interfaced all four of the brim pieces before sewing any seams.

I know there was some question as to how the brim in the tutorial was drafted. I can only say how I did mine: measure the circumference of the crown (mine was 48cm), then divide by 6.28 (which is 2 times pi) to determine the radius (mine was 7.64cm). Draw out a half circle using the radius for the inner brim, and then draw an outer circle of the preferred width (I chose 5cm, so the outer half-circle was 12.64cm). Instead of making a full half-circle, I cut off one end at a slight angle to make the brim more floppy. I added an illustration, to make things more clear.

Material Notes

Bias tape,




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.44 AMby corinneski

    Gorgeous baby, gorgeous hat – aren’t you a clever Mum.

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    Jun 25, 2010, 09.00 PMby smallone

    This looks so cute in baby size….love the fabric

    ….and thank you so much for clearing up the brim confusion…favorting yours now. to remind me when I make this later.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.41 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Delightful! Great instructions. This ha to be the best dressed baby!

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      Jun 25, 2010, 01.03 PMby Galadriel F

      You are so sweet. Thank you.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.50 PMby solaris

    Great job! Absolutely adorible!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 02.30 PMby pintucks

    This baby hat is so cute—I want to try it now! Since you had to trim away the brim width, would a double fold bias tape work to cover that overlocked edge as well?

    I am thinking that it would be neat to do a colorful bias tape seam cover inside instead of lining (like you did), then cover the brim edge with same bias to finish it.

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      Jun 23, 2010, 07.22 PMby Galadriel F

      I imagine you could do bias tape around the edge, though if it were me, I’d do single-fold, just underneath. But if you do try double-fold, I’d love to see how it turns out.

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    Jun 23, 2010, 02.09 PMby mixtlii

    So cute!

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