Currently blog finished - I still need to stitch in the lining
While I was holidaying down the coast over Christmas, I managed to do a little window shopping.
I noticed that the cool surf brands like Rip Curl and Quiksilver had Fedora's for kids and adults in their current seasons offerings.
I had my nephews do a little Fedora modelling for me in the shops, and then promptly put them all back because I knew I could come home and make them instead!
The lining in my Dragster Dominoes fabric
This is the Fedora pattern by Nicole Mallalieu Design, and it's my very first attempt at making a hat. Now that I'm over my fear of hatmaking, I really should open up the Kids Hat pattern that I bought aaaaggggges ago, and make a start on those before another summer passes me by.
The Fedora pattern comes with three different sizes which is fabulously versatile for the growing boys in my family. Mr X wants one next.... to wear with his skinny jeans.
As this one is for Moo Moo, I made the small size, with the standard sized brim. I used a lightweight black denim so that it's quite versatile for different outfits, but also just because little boys can be grubby!
For the hatband, I used some offcut from the suit jacket so that it matches his new vest.
He's going to be the suavest little four year at the playcentre party on Saturday!