birthday hats (and skirts)

Posted on May 26th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  5 Comments »

My sister’s baby, Madeline, is turning one year old!  To celebrate, I stitched up a couple of reversible summer hats.

The pattern is the Oliver + S Bucket Hat.  Have I mentioned how much I love Oliver + S?

I made the Small, which fits 12-24 months.  The pattern sizes range from 6 months to 8 years.  (Hmm. I might just have to make one for Zia’s birthday, too).

Because they are reversible and you can turn the brim up or down, each hat flaunts a few different looks.

With the right fabric, they would be great for boys, too.

The pattern instructions suggest using 1/3 yard for the outside and 1/3 yard for the lining.  I just used a fat quarter for each.  (It would take more fabric for the larger sizes, though.)

Speaking of fat quarters, I also made up a couple of fat quarter skirts to match.  I bought a couple of bundles of coordinating fat quarters and picked out my favorites for the hats and skirts.

I love this fabric.  This skirt is trimmed with the ribbon the bundles were tied with.

The whole project was lots of fun…and just so easy-peasy-Japanese-y. 🙂

Happy Birthday, Madeline!  Have fun with your new fat quarter wardrobe!

5 Responses to “birthday hats (and skirts)”

  1. Your Lion says on :

    easy peasy Japanese-y for sheezy! /:O)

  2. Hannah says on :

    Very cute!!!

  3. LITTLE FUR WONDER says on :

    MIA YOU ARE SOOOOOO TALENTED. THOSE HATS ARE AWESOME, THE SKIRTS ARE AS WELL.

  4. mom and dad says on :

    hi honeeeee………..wow!!!!!those outfits are gorgeous!!!!!’can’t believe lil Maddie is a year old already:! she is soooooo cute:) luv u/mom

  5. rae says on :

    Mia,
    Thanks so much for the outfits, they are so cute on Maddie!!!

    rae

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