Bucket Hat

This will be the first of several.

I’m calling it the Seascape Hat because of the coral reef light fabric and the ‘brain coral’ crown fabric. I didn’t use heavy fabric, or make it close-fitting, because in this climate, the head needs all the ventilation it can get. It’s a pattern which Jean posted about on ScrapHappy Day recently, very easy, just three pieces, and it was a free download, even better.

I’m definitely making another one for the Husband too, probably something a little heavier (I have a very nice dark blue twill with the Australian Kangaroo icon on it in white). Plus a couple more for myself, I think, including one that’s got a nice splashy pattern on it.

A bit of machine sewing is great for resting my hand-quilting fingers…

38 thoughts on “Bucket Hat

  1. Marty K says:

    What a fun hat! You look splendid in it! After you finish the Staff hats, will you be making one for The Boss (with ear holes, of course!)? Do you think he’d wear one?

  2. Caroline says:

    Oooh I do like that. I really must give it a try. I always have problems with hats as my skull has a large circumference (to put it politely)

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I have downloaded the pattern and maybe one day I will get round to making one! Yours is lovely.

  4. natashadenness says:

    It’s so pretty – I love the fabrics! 🙂

  5. Cute and comfy. I haven’t made a hat since the Great Halloween Costume Disaster of 2004. Maybe I can overcome that legacy…

    • katechiconi says:

      This may be just the pattern to erase difficult memories… Besides, it’s so quick that you’ll barely have time to reminisce before you have a nice hat on your head.

  6. claire93 says:

    you definitely had a good idea there! with your climate, I expect you always need a hat when you go out in the summer!

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s exactly right. I have at least 10, but most of them are rather too snug-fitting when the temperatures are in the 30s and the humidity’s in the 90s. This hat perches lightly, which is just right.

  7. Dayphoto says:

    PERFECT! Another great winner!

  8. magpiesue says:

    I may download that pattern too. My head is smaller than most, it seems. It would be nice to have hats that didn’t fall down around my ears for a change.

  9. nanacathy2 says:

    Can’t beat a nice hat, love it.

  10. Emmely says:

    You can never have enough hats!

  11. Excellent Hat (thanks, Jean – I think I might download the pattern too!) And lovely Anemone in the background!

  12. Love it! and love the fabrics, I knew a quilter would have super choices.You look great. Thanks for the link.

  13. How marvellous 🥰 I love caps and hats & this one is awesome 😎

  14. I love this hat! It looks so good on you but I’m not sure I’m up to the challenge. I’m looking for solutions to cover my head as my hair is falling out rather quickly. Keeping it on might prove a challenge under those circumstances. At this point I’ve saved the website to think about downloading the pattern. I have a large ( maybe medium) selection of hats already since I always need one outdoors. This would be perfect. Thank you for sharing it. And the link.

    • katechiconi says:

      A cord and toggle would take care of keeping it on… In fact, I’m considering adding one myself; we had a very windy morning, and the fact that the hat sits lightly worked against me a bit!

  15. You look terrific sporting your new hat. I love how quickly you try new things. It’s inspiring.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a confidence thing. I want to believe I can do something, so it’s fun to dip my toe in the water, so to speak. I’ll try lots of stuff and most of the time a try will be enough to show whether or not I’ll carry on. Hats? I have maybe 4 or 5 in me, and then I’ll be done.

  16. What a great hat, and it suits you perfectly! A VERY cute pic, if I may say 🙂

  17. I don’t know if it’s me or climate change but the sun’s rays seem hotter and more burny. Light brimmed hats are the way to go.

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