Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Floppy Hat

Added Oct 31, 2008

by christinehar...

Albany, New York...




  • D1957406e2b8fb724de2784bb1da325cddf380b9_grid


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




6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    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.

  • 5ff1775b0a53fbd6ca103a879f52d8fcdbcfd3d1_large

    Nov 10, 2008, 05.58 PMby jilleen

    I looked all summer for a hat like this!

  • 7c30f6418f01dc532834a62c338538b3e026cd7a_large

    Nov 3, 2008, 07.45 AMby lybu

    They are super cute. love love love them

  • 8e5e17ea50311b9dde47ac36c0f25b0f0150a490_large

    Nov 2, 2008, 06.51 AMby poopsy

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

  • Aee0dfb9571ef6c0888e25541f97e2cd4e5e0268_large

    Oct 31, 2008, 12.54 PMby justmica

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

  • Jc_daffodils02_large

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

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

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it