What is the One Thimble E-zine you ask? It is the most amazing magazine, filled with patterns, tutorials and articles. And its a phenomenal value, at $25 you will get 12, yes TWELVE patterns (including this lovely Fedora) plus all the fabulous articles that have some great tips and information.
This girl LOVES hats! I had originally printed this out thinking it would be for my little man but when she saw what I was working on she put in her special request. And lets be honest, as she gets older and wants less and less mom-made stuff, I will never say no when she asks (well, within reason maybe… haha!)
The Fedora from Fat Red Bird Designs is truly awesome! It was a VERY quick sew, with simple, easy to follow directions. Its also available in youth and adult sizes so one pattern covers everyone in the family. (yes, that means little guy is still getting one soon!)
I’ll be honest, even I can make a mistake and i’m ALWAYS the first to point them out (when really most people never notice) but this one I want to share since I want to be sure you know you’re finished hat should look a tad different. Notice that seam down the middle of the front? oops!! That was supposed to be on the side. I didn’t notice until I was almost finished and really had reached a point of no return, SO I went with it as is. She still loves it and that’s what matters right?
I did want to add a band but since its reversible I didn’t really want any stitch marks, and I didn’t think to add anything before I finished so here’s a quick tip. I took some coordinating fold over elastic, cut it about 1″ shorter than the perimeter of the hat and stitched it together making a circle. I used it matte side up and put it around. Its got just enough tension to not go anywhere, but not enough to make it pucker or cinch in. AND now I have the perfect place to clip on a flower (such as these gorgeous felt wool ones also listed in this issue)
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Be sure to follow along on the rest of our tour to see some of the other items in this issue.