My obsession with baker boy hats has reached new heights. I’ve now made a sewn version!
Using a similar design, I’ve now made a sewn version of the hat for Sewing World magazine, using Buttercups in spearmint, from Amy Butler‘s new Soul Blossoms fabric (courtesy of the lovely people at Coats Crafts).
The hat pattern is very simple and perfect for summer. It keeps the sun off your head (so you won’t get a burnt scalp) and the lightweight cotton fabric means it’s breathable and won’t make you hot and sweaty! The peak is great for keeping the sun out of your eyes and it’s so quick to put together that you could whip one up in just a couple of hours. I’m now thinking about what other fabrics I can use to make it out of – maybe a thicker tartan for autumn/winter… I think it will appear in Sewing World’s June issue.
Converting the basic hat design from knitting to sewing was tricky but interesting – and it’s got me wondering… what else could be converted between the two crafts? And which way round would be easier?
I’ve also been doing a lot of crochet work recently (more on that soon), so now I’m also pondering whether I could make a crochet version of the hat next.
So many ideas, so little time…