What I decided to do was make a smaller version of this, but to still use the tutorial instructions to put it all together.
First I needed to figure out how big to make it. I had the pattern from Baby G’s bucket hat so I used the pattern for the top of that hat and made it a little bit bigger… Baby G’s head has grown a little.
I used my measuring tape to see how far around the top of my hat is: 22.5″… I decided to do 23″ to allow for the seam allowance. It ended up being a little big which may be my fault for not following seam allowances well enough. Doing my own math makes it much harder!
3 red stripes and 2 white stripes: 23″ long x 1″11 of the little inches (there’s no name for them, go figure!) wide. Sew these stripes together, one by one, by sewing each right sides together as you go along. Really easy. Mine weren’t perfect, but I figured a somewhat sloppy Dr. Seuss hat is perfect! Right?
And you’re finished. The hard part is getting the baby to wear it now! I may add on a strap later if I’m feeling motivated, but I feel like it’ll take away the cuteness factor of the hat if I strap it on.
Due to my awkward measurements and mathematical errors, there’s a few mistakes, but it came out okay anyways! Sewing is great… mistakes can often be repaired and if you’re feeling lazy sometimes you don’t even need to!