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This is the Sorrento Bucket Hat. I admired it on fadanista for quite a while and finally purchased it.
It's a PDF download and almost free. I printed it right away. Then I let it sit around in my sewing room for a month or so. Yesterday, I finally traced the pattern pieces and made one.
There are 3 sizes contained in the pattern. I chose the middle size and love the fit.
It was so satisfying to make. Everything fits perfectly together like a quality puzzle. I did a lot more stay-stitching than the instructions indicated. There are two critical seams where the pieces need to be clipped and spread. I'm much more secure with lots of stay-stitching for any seam that requires slash and spread.
The fabric is kind of funny I think. I bought it from Louise Cutting at a Sewing Expo. I'm not sure what possessed me. It is travel themed with writing and pictures of old-fashioned satchels (grips, as my great uncle used to call them). The writing said *Go away.* Seriously.
Cut up and assembled as a hat, I like the fabric just fine. The pattern recommends sturdy fabric like denim. This is a cotton canvas and just right for a hat, I think.
The hat can be reversible but I put a label inside mine and used the same fabric for both the main fabric and the lining.
And now I see so many possibilities.