Have you seen the new Fedora Hat Pattern by E & E Patterns yet? I saw her post this ridiculously cute pattern on Facebook when she was looking for testers, and jumped all over it. My goodness – it was love at first site! I have been looking for a good Fedora Hat Pattern for years, and even tried my own hand at creating one unsuccessfully a while back. But Heidi has done it! She has created an absolutely fabulous hat pattern, that I adored sewing.
The Fedora Hat Sewing Pattern
Pattern by: E & E Patterns
Let me preface this post by saying, I was given this pattern to sew but all comments are 100% my own. I did not even need to do a post, but simply wanted to after I had sewn it because I loved it so much!
The Fedora Hat pattern was such a joy to work with. I am not even going to lie, I was nervous about this one. It looked so daunting to me, I mean – could I really sew a good Fedora Hat?! It was unlike anything I had ever tried before. Its a bonafide K-Fed Fedora…for kids!!!
The hat came together so beautifully, and was so much EASIER than I thought it was going to be! Not only that, but I know something is a true success when my husband comments on my creation. And this hat, he loved!
Things I loved about working with this pattern:
- Pattern pieces were easy to print out and piece together, and didn’t take up a million pages.
- Easy to read and understand instructions.
- Great in-process photos, that make the instructions very clear to follow.
- Was able to create, from start to finish, in under 2 hours.
- Will be able to make a variety of sizes to fit all of my kids, based on the head measurements clearly provided.
- The external ribbon around the hat is completely interchangeable.
- Can be made for boys and/or girls.
The only tricky part in construction comes with the top-stitch finishing. Which always makes me nervous personally, because my top stitching can be wonky at times. (I am not a perfect sewer, but rather one who likes to ‘get-er-done’). Especially when I am using a different color thread, like in this hat! But the top stitching was WAY easier than I thought it was going to be, because the hat simply curves around the end of your sewing machine when you are going. Just be sure to go SLOW, really sticking true to your seams as a guide, and your top-stitching will come out great!
Don’t like to top stitch? By using a very small amount of fabric glue spray inside the hat, underneath the pressed seam allowance, you can avoid it altogether with this particular pattern! And once it is dry, you can resume sewing as the lining will cover up the area. ***Do not use regular fabric glue, as you don’t want it to bleed through to the other side. A spray will be just the right amount to hold it down, without ruining the fabric.
The only minor alteration I made to this hat pattern was using Twill Ribbon along the outside, rather than the pattern she provided for creating a ribbon. And I only did this because I didn’t have any fabric on hand that I liked to match the hat, and this twill tape seemed the perfect alternative. I am on a ‘use what you’ve got kick’. Not only that, but the external ribbon is completely interchangeable. I can change that ribbon anytime I want, which I love!
- Organic Cotton Blend Twill Grey (Exterior)
- Blue and Grey Striped Knit Cotton (Lining – unshown)
- Apple Green Twill Ribbon
- Grey Twill Ribbon (Lining – unshown)
I highly recommend the Fedora Hat Pattern by E & E Patterns.
It was a true pleasure to work with, and I will definitely be making more! After all, both of my girls have heads that clearly need covering this Fall. And I may or may not have a certain sweater that needs upcycling.
Hop on over to Elegance & Elephants to see all of the fabulous patterns she has to offer. Having made a few of them in the past, I have come to recognize her work as excellence.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…