Chronicles of our Sunday Sewist Jenn
After sewing the magic hat for my son I decided I needed a sun hat too. I saw the pattern for the sun hat in Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing book. Looked just like the perfect adult version of the bucket hat I had made for Alex. I had read a review of the pattern, where the blogger called it the “sunbonnet of doom” and complained she could pull it right to her mouth.
She doesn’t know how to wear the hat, I thought.
So happily I went about making the hat, keeping close attention to seam allowances, taking my time. Making it pretty. I’ve been on a roll lately with sewing and thought it was smooth sailing.
Then I tried it on. WHOA.
It was like a massive Sunbonnet Sue hat combined with a top hat. Freakish really. Unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of it in that state, but Soulemama made the same tragic mistake (gasp!) as I did, you can see the results here .
I played with it, trying to work it then folded the brim in half, and it looked better. I quickly hacked off two inches off the brim and another inch and a half off the crown of the hat.
Now it’s cute and fits my head. Not perfect, and certainly not magical but I like it.
(also? My goodness I have a lot of freckles!)