Petal Sun Hat Tutorial

This design has been in my sketchbook for a long time and when I created the DILLY SUN HAT I knew the Petal would have to come next.

A reversible flower sun hat for the little blooms in your life.

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern

This design will blow your mind with cuteness. 12 petals surrounding the center brim and a chance to choose 2 or more petal colours.

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern

The project has a fairly easy construction but the sheer number of petals in the brim makes this more complex than my basic KIDS REVERSIBLE or the DILLY.

But have no fear this project comes with PDF SEWING PATTERN and instructions to download, a full tutorial on the BLOG and a Video tutorial on my YouTube channel

 

Get the PDF print at home sewing pattern HERE and find the kit list and full tutorial below

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

For this project you're going to need the following materials and kit:

MATERIALS

  • 2 Fabrics - I recommend a medium to lightweight cotton
  • Fabric 1 for the caps (center of the flower)
  • Fabric 2 for the brims (petals)
  • Medium to heavy weight interfacing
  • Matching or contrasting threads

KIT

 

Gather all your gear and let's go...

If you are using this tutorial along with the pattern join my Facebook PATTERN CLUB where you can chat to me directly (and others using this pattern)

STEP 1 - Making the cap

CUT OUT Cap segments Fabric 1 x 6 Fabric 2 x6

SEW segments RST (right sides together)

SEW 3 segments together first

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
Then 3 more
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
Then SEW these 2 halves RST along top curved seam
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

STEP 2 - Making the brim

CUT 12 BRIM petals
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
JOIN petals RST at side seams, adding one at a time
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
PRESS seams open as you go
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
SEW until you form and close a ring
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
 

STEP 3 - Stiffening the brim

TRACE brim onto interfacing (I prefer fusible)
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
CUT OUT interfacing minus a 3mm margin and ADHERE if using fusible
Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF
 

STEP 4 - Joining cap and brim

CIP or PIN your Brim to Cap RST

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

SEW brim and cap together carefully matching cap segment seams every 2 petals (for exact technique see tutorial video chapter 4)

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

STEP 5 - REPEAT

REPEAT steps 1-4 to make a second hat but DO NOT INTERFACE the second hat!

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

STEP 6 - Join 2 hats

JOIN 2 hats RST matching petal seams

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

SEW outer brim edge leaving a 3" gap to turn through

TURN your hat through the gap you left, be patient this can be fiddly

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

PRESS both sides and roll seams out to get nice petal curves

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

STEP 7 - Close the gap

STITCH the gap closed, ladder stitch is my favourite stitch for this

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

STEP 8 - Topstitch

TOPSTITCH all around outer brim edge with a long stitch approx 2mm from the edge

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

Petal kids flower sun hat sewing pattern and tutorial PDF

STEP 9 - Finished

DO A HAPPY DANCE YOU ARE DONE!

Now make more and create a flower garden for all the littles you know

If you like making hats check out some of my other designs HERE

I hope that this project inspired you, if you make this hat please let me know in the comments below, I would love to get your feedback.

And if you you are on Insta or Fb share with me @frecklesandcocraft

Until next time, Happy Sewing 

Linzi Hannam
 
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