Friday, April 29, 2011

Week #15 Oliver + S Bucket Hat

Challenge: Make Something for a Boy
Project: The Bucket Hat from Oliver + S

I don't know about you, but I ran out and bought the new Oliver + S book, Little Things to Sew, as soon as I could.
It has so many cute projects. I cannot wait to make the cape for Lily Bear. I already have the wool picked out. I just need to get the lining.

However the first project I made from the book was a gift for my cousin Mimi's son Randall. I bought some beautiful fabric at Mama Said Sew.

I have never sewn a boy's project before. . . perfect opportunity to give it a shot.

Lily was my model because Randall lives all the way out in Michigan.

It is reversible: blue with squirrels on one side. . .

  and space ships on the other. 

 I am excited to find some fabric to make one for Lily Bear for the summer, hopefully she will keep her's on longer than she did for the photo shoot. 

It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. As with anything I sew, I can see now how to improve the final product next time I make it.  I may even try to grade the pattern to make one for Elle Bean too.


  1. Ran is going to love it!

  2. LOL! Lilly Bear looks like she would much rather be on the ground playing then stuck up on the chair! Very cute hat :)


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