More Sweet Pea Pilot Hats

OK – Here’s proof positive that I have been making lots of these hats. And Claire loves them!

These should keep her ears happy while we enjoy the breezes on our vacation…

Here’s how I cut out two hat’s worth out of a tiny tank top. Contrast binding came from another tank.

I may have gotten carried away yesterday, or it may be that these little hats are THAT FUN and THAT EASY.Here’s the pattern I used – had to cut out a size bigger than her biggest size to fit Claire at 1 1/2yrs.

Tip – use the same binding for several hats so you don’t have to change your thread.

You do NOT need a serger for these hats. Use a ball-point needle (one made for sewing with knits) on your sewing machine, and use various sized zig-zag stitches for the construction. I use a small width stitch for the seams that build the hat, and a wider-width, close zig-zag to apply the binding. I no longer bother to serge the binding seams (thanks to Martha for that time-saving tip! Check out her blog for the cute clothes she’s been sewing her boy!). Remember to stretch the binding as you sew it on, just like my Cover-Me-Pretty Cami Tutorial shows you.

 Don’t forget to scream with joy when you finish your first one! (this one took 10 minutes)

One response to “More Sweet Pea Pilot Hats”

  1. Miki Avatar

    Sooooooo cute! These remind me of the Hanna Andersson pilot hats I used to spend a small fortune on when my kids were babies. Wish I had a baby to make pilot hats for these days;-)

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