Sew your own bucket hat! Free pattern + tutorial

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This super easy bucket hat will become your number one summer staple. The best part about this super fun hat is that it's completely reversible, so it's basically two hats in one!!! It's super quick and easy to make and doesn't use too much fabric, so could be a great scrap busting project too. 

To download the pattern, click here.

You will need to cut out the following pattern pieces:

  • 1x circular hat base in main fabric
  • 1x circular hat base in lining fabric
  • 2x hat edges on the fold in main fabric
  • 2x hat edges on the fold in lining fabric
  • 2x hat brim on the fold in main fabric
  • 2x hat brim on the fold in lining fabric

Please note:
If you would like your hat to be slightly structured, you may wish to iron an interfacing onto your lining fabric.

Let's get stitching!

All seam allowances are 1cm. 

Step 1: Once you have cut out your pattern pieces, begin by taking both of your hat edge pieces and place them right sides together to create a circle. Stitch both of the short ends together. Press seams open. Repeat for lining.

Step 2: With right sides together, place the circular hat edge you just sewed around the hat base and pin in place. Stitch together. Repeat for lining.

Step 3: Clip the curves to create a neater finish on the seams.

Step 4: Now take both of your hat brim pieces and stitch them right sides together at the short ends to create a circle. Press seams open. Repeat for lining.

Step 5: Next, take your newly stitched hat brim and place it on the hat edges with right sides together as shown in the photograph. Pin in place and stitch together. Repeat for lining.

Step 6: It’s now time to stitch your main fabric and lining together! To do this, place both hats right sides together at the raw edges of the brim and stitch together. Ensure you leave a gap so that you can turn your fabric through to the right side. 

Step 7: Turn your hat through to the right side and press the brim.

Step 8: Now it’s time to add the topstitching. I chose to create 5 lines of stitching with a 1cm gap between them using a straight stitch, although you could use a decorative stitch in a contrasting colour to really make a statement.

You have now completed your reversible bucket hat!


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