A Bee in My Bucket Hat

Hmm. Doesn’t have quite the same ring as “a bee in my bonnet,” does it? But I already have a blog post titled “A Bee in My Bonnet” so the one above will have to do.

Why a bucket hat? Well, after happening upon images on Instagram of the Sorrento Bucket Hat by Elbe Textiles I was inspired to give it a try. The pattern is available as a digital download for a mere two dollars. Lauren, the owner of Elbe Textiles, donates all proceeds from the sale of the pattern to a different cause every month. What a lovely thing to do.

Here’s a picture of my newly completed hat:

The multiple stitching lines around the brim are optional. I really like the effect of the contrasting thread. I chose a swirly dotted print in spring green for the lining:

Oh, did I mention the hat is reversible? Two for the price of one!

It’s easy to see why it’s called a bucket hat:

I interfaced the brim (an optional step) to give it more shape. It’s fun to play around with the brim, flipping it up in the front or the back for a different look. Here it is with the front of the brim flipped up . . .

. . . and here is the reverse side with the back brim flipped up:

Now all I need is a matching face mask. (Kidding!)





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8 Responses to A Bee in My Bucket Hat

  1. DAWN L. SHARAFI says:

    What a beautiful hat, Dawn! So versatile! Yes, I think you absolutely need a coordinating mask. :))

  2. Charlie says:

    Lovely model. Check out the hands!

  3. Sandy says:

    Dawn, I love your hat! You look so cute in it! I look so dippy in hats…darn it.

  4. Anna says:

    Hi Dawn, a cute hat, indeed! Matching face mask….over-the-top! But maybe for Charlie…..

  5. Helen says:

    Have shared a screen shot of your post with the clever designer’s mum here in Western Australia. Lauren is so clever and the hat looks great in the colours that you chose.

  6. Suzette Shoulders says:

    That hat is so CUTE, Dawn! And why not a matching face covering? I cut out one of VOTE VOTE VOTE fabric the other day, but then buried it under a quilt project. Remember Johnathan Winters in ‘The Russians Are Coming”? I really have ” GOT to get ORGANIZED”! Suzette in Bend… so grateful to see the sky again!

  7. Char says:

    So cute!

  8. Diane says:

    Your fabric choices are SO perfect! And, your addition of interfacing in the brim provides lots of wearing optionality, which makes it very appealing. I LOVE it!

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