I’m sure everyone has seen that amazing bucket hat from Sew Much Ado – looking at the tutorial it look relatively simple, so I thought I’d whip one up. I thought it’d be cute for Disneyworld. It is cute. But for some reason I didn’t recall that my toddler doesn’t wear hats. At all. Ugh. The picture above is where he stuck it on to show someone – he looks very proud of it – but then he whipped it off before I could get a non-blurry picture, let alone show off the other side. I’m still bringing it on our trip – you never know….
Here it is from the right angle:
Cute, right? The green fabric (decal and lining) is just a sheet from a garage sale, and I don’t even know what project I used the brown on but it was in my stash, so this project was a freebie. And it went together really easily. I did have a slight issue with the decal:
See that weird-looking bear thing on the right – that’s my version of a Mickey head. I thought I could just wing-it, with a couple of circle items for templates. But obviously I couldn’t. So I googled Mickey Head, printed off an image, and traced it. Then I just stitched it on to where I wanted it. I also added the year with my embroidery machine. Voila, one cheap – err, free – Disney souvenior.
Here’s a better model, although I think he has a small head:
My son is almost 2 and the hat is size 2t-3t and it was a little big. I was say it’s a solid 3t. But it’s all about the noggin size of the kid – pictured above is a 5-year-old, and it seems to fit him fine. Once again, just follow the tutorial at Sew Much Ado.
I also made the boys some shirts – very plain – I didn’t think my almost-8-year-old would appreciate anything all busied up with Disney. So I just ironed Heat-N-Bond (fusible webbing stuff) to a square of fabric, used the same template as the hat, and cut out a decal, then peeled the back off and ironed it on to a shirt on the pocket. I did not stitch these. So, Disney T-shirt, check. I think they were about $3-$4 each. In park, what, $20 a shirt?
Pati @ A Crafty Escape says
Very cute although it stinks when they won’t wear something we make!
Life in Rehab says
Good for you! What a great alternative to spending a fortune on “Mouse Wear”
Military Martha says
so, I’m really late to comment… lol
but I made my son a hat from that template last year when he was 5 months old. yeah, five MONTHS… He outgrew it by 9 months!!!