August 1, 2009

the crushable sun hat!


This mock up satisfies all my sun hat pattern requirements: shady, cute, doesn't hit the back of the neck, and crushes up to fit in your pocket! The fabric is block-printed cotton muslin with a broadcloth lining, modeled here by long-time friend of the Flying Hen Studio, Megan O'Brien.


Looks like I'll need to make a couple up for sale. I wonder how fast I can ride my bike without it flying off my head...

3 comments:

betseyl said...

Did you possibly leave one of these at my house tonight?

Amy said...

Cute hat! What did you use to stiffen the brim?

mothertrucker said...

I used lightweight iron-on interfacing on the lining, and then topstitched every 1/2 inch, which also adds structure. The goal was to make a brim that holds itself up but can still be shoved into a pocket or buckled under a bike helmet, and it works!