Vintage inspired summer hat with a wide brim!

To make the fabric sun hat you will need:
3 x fat quarter pieces
1 x pkt of interfacing
Sewing machine
Iron, pins, scissors

First things first download the pattern:
Page 1 of 2 Brim pattern
Page 2 of 2 Brim pattern
Side pattern

Step 1: Fold the fat quarter piece in quarters,  lay the brim pattern on the quarters and cut out the brim on 2 x folds of the fabric as shown in the video. This will create a full brim piece without any seams! Do the same for the other brim and the interfacing (x2)
Step 2: The top of the hat magically appears after you have cut the brim! So keep hold of these circles for the top of the hat.
Step 3: Cut out the side / ties as indicated on the pattern x 4. Sew these pieces with right sides together to create 2 x very long rectangular pieces.
Step 4: Take the circular tops and find a middle line by ironing a crease down the middle. Make sure you do the same place on the other circular shape. If yours is an oval shape do ensure you choose the same middle crease on both so you are working on the same shapes as these will eventually have to match up.
Step 5: Attach the long piece to the top circular shape. Line up the sewn seam to one of the creases and sew around to the other crease. Repeat this process on the other side and with the other top and side pieces. You now have 2 x top pieces with sides and with extra fabrics extending off the edge.
Step 6:  Find a middle fold on the brim and press to make a crease. Ensure you have the same shape crease on both brims. The brims go slightly wider on the side so ensure you fold the same for both brims.
Atttach the brim to the sides, again starting at that seam line against the crease and sewing around till you get to the ties and the other crease and repeat on the other side. Repeat again on the other hat pieces. **Leave the ties hanging**
Step 7: Lay the hat in half lengthwise and sew aound the ties to enclose them in. Repeat on the other side.
Step 8: Apply interfacing to both brims.
Step 9: Put the whole hats inside each other and sew around the outer brims enclosing them in, leaving a gap 4 – 6 cm where ties are hanging out!
Step 10: Turn the whole hat through where you left the gap, roll and press out flat.
Step 11: Hand sew up the hole left and you can now style your hat by rolling up the brim and tying it up!

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