This hat can be made with almost any light or medium weight woven material. I like to use light weight cotton or linen for the hot months. It is a fairly quick project - something that can be done in a naptime, and is very satisfying. My kids get compliments everywhere they go in their bush hats.
This hat began as a free tutorial at my blog (http://indietutes.blogspot.com) and I have added the pattern pieces, along with complete instructions, to my etsy shop for those wanting to get on with the sewing without having to draft the pattern themselves. So, folks, here you are! Enjoy!
This ePattern is a 4 page PDF, with one page of instructions (as I said, it's a quick project) and three pages of pattern pieces. Some of the pattern pieces are split and need a quick glue or tape together before they are used. This is to prevent the need to resize your paper or print on extra large paper - it's really easy, I promise, and the instructions for joining pieces are printed right on the pattern sheets.
This ePatttern will be emailed to your inbox within 24 hours of purchase (and I check my email way too much during the day so it's often quite quick). Print pattern pieces on a 1:1 scale (or 'no scaling') on a regular printer.
This pattern fits heads 19" to 21". Generally, this means toddler, a preschooler, and a early grade school ages.
1/4 yard or so of shell fabric
1/8 yard or so of lining fabric
If you have questions or comments while making this pattern, I offer technical support at info [!at] littleprintdesigns.com
Please convo me with any questions prior to purchase.
DISCLAIMER: THIS PATTERN CONTAINS CURVES AND CAN BE CHALLENGING TO BEGINNING SEWERS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PIN PIECES BEFORE STITCHING.