Preparations before our holiday in May offered the opportunity for another one of my All Done posts where I use up some fabric stash to its very end.
I have sewn my way to holidays in the past: I have handmade swimsuits, shorts, cotton tops and a hat all ready to go every year. This year, I made a couple of hats for the girls and I thought with all this glorious weather I should share the free pattern links in case you would like to make one.
I have used two patterns. The bike one is a favourite shape because both girls have long hair which is often in a pony tail. It is from Love Sewing: issue 15. I used the left overs of my 1960's dress which has an air of french cycling about it.
The blue one is made from a free pattern you can download from Oliver+s here. It only goes up to a large toddler size but I found a modified pattern on pinterest for a 21/22" version here which was great for Big sis. This is a stretch cotton, left from a pair of summer capri trousers, which made it simple to ease the crown onto the brim.
Quick post. Work today and tomorrow. See you soon. Enjoy the sunshine. Jo xxx