This summer I plan on doing a lot of my shopping at the local farmer’s market. Mike and I signed up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) for the growing season this year, and the pick-up is at the farmer’s market. I think this will work out really well, because we can supplement our veggies if needed with items from the market.
Spending a regular amount of time in the sun every week gave me the idea to make a sun hat. I have never been a huge wearer of hats, but I would really like to start, especially because my skin burns after about 30 seconds of being outside in the summer.
I made this hat out of a super soft double gauze by Nani Iro and I lined it with a natural color cotton weave. I also decided to use some interfacing to give the hat some structure. It still has a bit of a floppy brim, but I think I like it that way. Here is the pattern for the hat…it is free! You will notice that it has a leather belt around the rim, but I decided to leave that off. I also added the lining by basically making a second hat and putting it in the hat, right side facing out. I am starting to think that the hat is a little plain on its own, and I may end up adding a ribbon or some buttons to the hat to make it more interesting.
Just a reminder, we are getting new submissions to the Build Your Wardrobe Flicker Group, so check it out when you get a chance. I will be posting some more of the submitted projects next week. Thanks to everyone who is participating…I love seeing everything you have created so far!