Saturday, 20 August 2016
Sun hat for a boy
Children's Sun Hats published by Search Press. Unfortnately all the patterns need to be enlarged by 200% - but are not laid out in such a way as to make this easier on a photocopier, and there are no grid lines marked for doing it by hand. IT was a total pain to photocopy as each page had to be photocopied 3 times to get all of the pieces enlarged.
The "templates" are not graded in the normal way (just a bit added to one side rather than all the way around a circle in order to go up sizes). There are no pattern markings (fold lines, notches etc). I do not know about the fit yet - waiting to find that out.
The photos are OK for construction but then I have made plenty of hats in the past. I might make another pattern from this book before I review it properly... they are a few basic patterns with ideas on how to modify them (some good recycling ideas)... but I am blown away by it. The large size hats will fit me - some I might make the one on the cover for myself though!
Part of the problem with this hat is the cheap fabric I used to make it - at least it is out of the stash now though!!
I missed Kids Clothes Week for various reasons BUT I had asked the boys what they wanted. So I am working through the list now. If this fits - this is the first thing I can cross off the list! I am aiming to make something for each child so that I have met my own KCW this week!