My last two projects for Kid’s Clothes Week are complete! The first was a hat for E. She has a little plaid baseball hat that’s been a favorite for the past two years. I guess kid heads grow really slowly?? It’s finally getting too small so I looked around for a good replacement. The Uptown hat and Downtown hat patterns by Heidi & Finn kept popping up. I’ve never sewn any of their patterns but decided to give the uptown hat a try.
Pattern: Uptown Hat by Heidi & Finn, size 12m-5t
Modifications: the only change I made was to hand-sew the bias tape to the brim, avoiding some tread switching on the machine and giving a cleaner finish
This pattern came together very well. There is a ton of topstitching which gives a nice finished look. My topstitching is far from perfect, so don’t look too closely at the pictures, please. The hat is a bit big on E so it should fit for a while longer. I maybe should have added the optional elastic in the back, described in the directions.
The hat is actually reversible:
I’d originally intended to use a floral print for the inside but realized that this could fit O in a few years, so switched to these greens. It’s a bit big for now…
Once I finished the hat I had to whip up a quick costume for E. We went to little Halloween party at her preschool this weekend and I hadn’t gotten around to any costume sewing yet. E has changed her mind a few times, but eventually stuck with her original plan to be a knight. Although she didn’t want any costume except the shied and head piece we’d made months ago out of cardboard, I decided to overrule her and sew at least something. I used the Geranium dress bodice pieces to make this basic knight’s tunic. It’s nice to have a go-to bodice pattern to use for drafting something new.
I might sew up a few more pieces for her costume or this might be all we do. E put the whole ensemble together for her party and seemed pleased.
Whew! That was a lot of sewing this past week. I loved getting back into my sewing routine. I had a great time seeing all the sewing others have completed this week and am excited to do it all again this winter!