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A simple sunhat for sunny days, featuring a generous brim that provides great coverage and protection.
The unique, panelled design is perfect for using up small scraps of pretty fabric, combining colours and prints. It is beautifully finished and lined, making it fully reversible.
A simple, quick sew, you'll always have a sun hat at the ready when you head out the door!
Skill level: Beginner
- Generous brim
- Fully lined and reversible
- Great scrap buster
- 11 sizes from preemie to L adult
Get the Flower Add-On for the Sunny hat here to create a charming flower-inspired sunhat.
Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to cotton business shirts, or linen shirts, trousers or skirts for warm weather hats.
Sizing + Supplies
The Sunny Hat pattern includes 11 sizes from preemie through to L adult
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This digital pattern is tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.
Also included are a wide-format file that can be taken to a copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper, as well as a projector file.
The pattern includes a nifty “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.
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Having never made a hat before, I was so pleased at how easy the Sunny Hat pattern was to follow. A great success made simple with very easy to follow instructions.
I am a relative newby to sewing but found this so easy to make. Great instructions and borrowed a few ideas from the photos here. Very proud of my cute little hats. Thank you!
This was quick & fun to make. Instructions are clear & well written. Tutorial for a detachable breakaway chin strap is excellent too.
Really loved this pattern. Instructions come in written (with photos) and also video form. So simple to put together and in such a wide range of sizes.
I didn't have interfacing so I used some scrap calico instead. The brim still holds its shape pretty well. I will be making more of these in different sizes as my son grows into them!
I have made several Twig and Tale patterns in my process of learning how to tailor clothing. Coming from a background of boat canvas, I'm having to learn a lot of new skills. Instead of cutting fabric with a hot knife, basting with spray adhesive and staples, and winding 15 bobbins so I can run a 40 foot zigzag seam without stopping, and never worrying if the stitch is a 1/4 inch off, now I am learning to cut out patterns and then cut the cloth precisely, using fabric weights, mini-clips and (shudder) pins, and running precise 3/8 inch seam allowances. Some of the instructions, I start off thinking, "there's no way that could work", but I follow them on faith, and at the end find myself amazed at the beautiful result.
The photo shows my grandson wearing my most recent Sunny Hat. He loves it and wears it any time we go out hiking. I made it a little big so he should be able to wear it for a while. One thing I will say, take measurements and trust them. I was skeptical that this 5 year old needed a Child XL, but it worked out fine. His 8 year old brother will get a size Adult S. Admittedly, they both have really big heads, just like their daddy.
Great pattern, and nice of you to make it available for free, so nobody has an excuse not to try it.
This is the best hat pattern and brilliant instructions. Thank you so much.
I made a slightly altered version of this lovely pattern by shortening the peak and adding a fabric flower to the brim. I can see me making more of these cute hats. Thanks for a great free pattern!
great pattern, good scrap buster, i used the flower pattern and found the patterns all run large with the 6 panels
(my seam allowances are smaller so that didnt help)
but i found if i remove a panel and have a smaller seam allowance that its a perfect fit for the measurement of head
so now im away laughing
Very good project, but I found I couldn’t rely on the summary instructions, I was baffled about the final stages till I had some help from a friend (thanks Claire) and looked in more detail at the pictures etc. I measured and made the adult medium size but it came out too big, I need to find a big headed pal to give that one to, then make the next size down for me. I was tempted not to bother with the tailor’s ham, as I didn’t have one so had to make that as well. Once I got started on the hat I realised why that ham was essential. I learnt a lot making this pattern. Thanks!
I made one for my 18-month-old grandson. He loves it! I used scraps from different projects and it turned out great!
Now I'm going to make a few more. I already purchased the flower add-on and am going to have so much fun.