4 in 1: Reversible Toddler Bucket Hat for Baby G
I was really excited to make this. I bought one bucket hat for him, but I couldn’t justify buying more than one as one is “enough”, even if I would like one to match every one of his outfits. I went to one store yesterday and eyeballed the super cute bucket hats they had on sale, but the sale price was $12 or so, if I remember correctly. Ugh. As much as I hate math, I learned an important lesson when I was younger and had just started babysitting. I used to babysit for the 2 yr old boy next door for $1 per hour (it was low, but I was about 10 yrs old with no qualifications). I used to “call Santa” whenever he was naughty because I really had no clue how to discipline him otherwise and he was a rough little guy. Shortly after starting to babysit, I was at a store with my mom and asked her to buy me some cute socks with designs on them. She suggested that I buy them with my babysitting money. I sat there and looked at the $7 pair of socks and evaluated if they were worth 7 hours dealing with the terrible twos. I quickly put them back and didn’t bother my mom about them again. I hope it’s this easy to teach lessons to Baby G as he grows up.
So yesterday I looked at the $12 hat and while I earn substantially more than $1 per hour now, it definitely wasn’t worth that much of my time. I prefer to save my money to spend on fabric.
I enjoy spending time and leftover fabric from other projects on making things! I had this cute fabric- the same that I used for Daddy B’s dopp kitt, and I thought it would make a great formal looking hat. I’m using another fabric I liked that I found in the remnants bin. We like to go to the park a lot so it’s nice to have a few different hats for him to wear when we go. Not necessary, but nice.
This is the tutorial I used, from Sew Much Ado, and it’s excellent. Besides normal “me” stuff, I had a pretty easy time following the tutorial. The hat is supposed to be for a toddler, but Baby G has a huge head like his mom and dad (18.11″ at 6 months old, somewhere in the high 90th percentile) so it still works for him.
I won’t go through all of the steps, but I’ll show you a few of the steps. And a photo-bomb of my super sweet model, Baby G, who happens to be teething on everything (as you can see above).