Disclaimer: I received this pattern for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine. This post contains affiliate links.
Ever wish you had a great Fedora Hat pattern? Well, you are in luck because Heidi of Elegance and Elephants has just released a Fedora Hat pattern which you can buy here. I’m joining in on the Fedora Hat Tour with this plaid version.
I’ve been waiting for Heidi to release her first boy friendly pattern and was not disappointed when she announced the release of her fedora hat. I mean come on! Can we get any more adorable than a mini fedora? I think not.
Heidi’s pattern is just amazing! She’s taken a classic boy’s accessory and made it reachable for handmade wardrobe fans. Really, that alone would catch me at the door but then, of course in true Heidi awesomeness, she makes it feel so. darn. easy. Clear and concise instructions, great photos, and a list of appropriate materials makes this pattern a dream. All this with just four pages of pattern pieces.
I chose an orange, black, and purple plaid and sewed it up in a medium for my 7 year old. It’s a bit bright and bold but I feel like it fits this guys personality to a tee. Maybe it’s the time of year but that color combo probably makes people think Halloween. Personally, I wish we didn’t associate color combinations with holidays. Orange and black go so well together, don’t you think? I think it’s time to break it out into other times of the year.
For the lining, I went with a cream and black striped suiting fabric. Shh, don’t tell the big guy but it’s up-cycled from a pair of maternity slacks I wore when I was pregnant with this guy. I couldn’t let such a lovely fabric go to thrift store purgatory.
I originally followed the pattern and sewed up the outside band in the main fabric but when I really got a chance to look at it on his head, I felt like this busy fabric needed something to break it up. It’s already borderline Roger Dangerfield. Which I kinda love. I’m half tempted to throw him in a pair of polyester, high-waisted bell bottoms and have him start telling “I get no respect” jokes. I’ve always loved his character in Caddyshack.
The Fedora Hat pattern sizes are listed by head circumference which allows for the best possible fit for your child. They start at 16.75 inches and go all the way up to 21 inches. Baby fedoras? I mean, come on! The adorableness! Everyone I know who has a baby, from now on, is getting a pint-sized fedora.
Grab the Fedora Hat pattern HERE and save 15% off the price of the pattern during the tour (through 9/27/2013) using the code: FEDORA15
And don’t forget to check all the other Fedoras on tour!