Adorable Bucket Hats {Giveaway}

Bucket Hat BeautiesWho’s ready for summer? I know these two cuties are!Fabric from Friday's Off


As soon as I saw this fabric combo, the ideas for something cute for my little nieces – Nina and Tess – started brewing. I knew that however I decided to used these pieces, it had to be something that showcased both of these adorable prints. 

The fabric is from Makower/Andover (titled respectively Paws and Cats). I purchased it from Friday’s Off – an online Canadian fabric store.

Friday's Off Logo

I just recently came across this shop and it was love at first sight. Everything Alanna carries needs to come live with me. New fabrics are constantly being added and her Le Club monthly fabric subscription program is a perfect stash builder. Oh – and shipping is just $5.95 flat rate ($2.00 if your order is under $20.00!!). So perfect (and dangerous).

I quickly decided that I needed to make the Oliver + S Reversible Bucket Hat for my sweet little nieces. It’s a free pattern and made for a fun afternoon project.

IMG_2995I found it interesting that all the seams were sewn at 1/2 inch and then trimmed to an 1/4 inch. I don’t know if that’s because it’s less finicky to sew a 1/2 inch? Or it’s more precise to sew a 1/2 inch and then trim? (As opposed to just sizing the pattern for 1/4 inch seams?) Regardless, I followed the instructions.

And the only tricky part in the whole pattern is attaching the top of the hat to the sides. You need to liberally cut into the sides with a little 1/4 inch cut and gently encourage the sides to fit around the top of the hat.IMG_2996

It took maybe an hour for each hat and that includes cutting out the fabric.

Aurifil Thread

I used my favourite Aurifil for all the seams and to quilt around the brim of the hat. (Which Friday’s Off happens to sell, by the way!)

Bucket Hat Beauties

And now these little sweeties are ready for summer! 

Bucket Hat Beauties

Can’t you just see them getting a whole wardrobe of these hats!! So cute! 

(Special thanks to their Momma for taking these photos of them. I just can’t get enough of them!)

And now for a little giveaway! Friday’s Off has generously donated a $25 gift certificate to their shop. What a great way to add to your fabric stash! Just follow the rafflecopter prompts. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.


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38 thoughts on “Adorable Bucket Hats {Giveaway}

  1. Jenn Dyck

    And my favourite fabric on the site right now is the Pretty in Pink fat quarter bundle. I think it would make an adorable baby girl quilt!!

  2. Rhonda Lorch

    The hats are so sweet. I’m going to download the pattern and use some of the Lewis and Irene prints from Friday’s Off. But that must wait until I finish 2 UFOs that I have on the go! One is a recreation of a photo of our cat Mike and the other is a queen size quilt that is taking forever to finish! Maybe the idea of sewing hats for little ones will spur me on to finish. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Michele Timms

    I have to say that the children are sweeter than the bucket hats!!! This summer I am hand quilting a quilt for our master bedroom!! It is the biggest quilt I have ever made too!! I call the quilt Dream Batik!
    I’ve never heard of this Canadian Fabric shop… This is awesome and I’m very interested in the monthly club!!!

  4. duchick

    I just finished an outfit for my grand-niece today from a Butterick pattern. It’s been a long time since I made a garment piece, but it was so much fun and it turned out great! I will try to get it on my blog this week. I hope to make more little girl things this summer.

  5. Super Mom - No Cape!

    Those hats are adorable as is the fabric you made them from. Both your nieces are just as cute as can be!

    I’m working on several sewing projects… mostly quilts but I do have plans for some bags and perhaps some clothes. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

  6. Alanna Banks

    Ok seriously those bucket hats and those girls are totally adorable. Thanks so much for the share Trina and I’m looking forward to awarding the lucky winner with the gift cert! 🙂

  7. June Piper-Brandon

    These hats are gorgeous, I want to go into my sewing room and make some. I just dropped 2 quilt tops off to the machine quilter last night. I want to finish my New York Beauties quilt before I go off to retreat at MAQ in July and I’m also working on a scrap quilt with my sons old button up shirts that he has grown out of.

  8. Marilyn Hines

    So cute, can’t wait to go thru my stash and whip up a few of these! Now I have something else to donate to my favorite causes!

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