May 30, 2015

Cote D'Azur Sunhat

Now that we live in the desert we've had to majorly change our sun protection habits.  In Massachusetts we wore sunscreen in the summer and hats if it was "extra sunny" but here it's sunny 99% of the time and hot!  We're wearing hats, sunglasses and sunscreen basically every day!

I've been relying on a few baseball caps and some old sunhats I had but really needed something with a wider brim to provide more shade.    When I saw a tester call for the Cote D'Azur Sunhat I jumped on it and was lucky enough to be chosen!



This is the first wearable pattern from quilt designer Shannon Mac Designs and it is fabulous!  The pattern was designed to fit head circumferences of 16"- 24" and has 4", 5" and 6" brim options.   It fits most people 12 months and up!



I made my sunhat in size 6 (circumference 21-22") with a 4" brim.  I used quilting cotton that I'd been hoarding on the outside and a more neutral cotton on the inside.


The hat goes together very quickly and Shannon's instructions are great and easy to follow. I would say that I'm an intermediate to advanced sewer and that this pattern would be simple enough for a pretty new sewer to tackle.   The trickiest parts are attaching the inner and outer hat together.


My hat looks fabulous and I've had many compliments on it already!  I have plans for a second hat for myself and one for Eliza as well (princess style as requested!).     


Grab the pattern here (on sale for the weekend!): 

You should also check out Shannon's blog for a chance to win the pattern!

And you can join Shannon's Facebook Group too (I am!!)...


2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great pattern and so very necessary where you are living now. Eliza looks so cute in her hat and sunnies. I had to take my granddaughter to get some new ones last week as somebody had borrowed them and not returned them and she loves to wear them - like Eliza she mostly wears them upside down. Why is that?

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  2. Your talent is amazing! Love this!

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