For Kids Clothes Week, day 4, I made this hat for baby girl. She really needs to wear a hat along with a long sleeved swim shirt if she’s going to spend a day on the beach for sun protection.
I used McCall’s 6762 View A for the pattern. I measured her head and selected a size S, as her head is was 19″. That didn’t work very well. It was much too small. So I let out all the seams to 1/4″ seam allowances, as I’d assumed they were meant to be 5/8″. Maybe I’d missed something as size small was not 19″ when sewn at 5/8″. Oh, well. It fits now, and I think its cute. The crown is a little too tall for her, if I make another, I’ll shorten it by 1/2″.
Its of the same fabric as her swim shorts, made for KCW, day 3. As a polyester, it won’t hold much moisture, which makes it a good choice for “swimming” [read: splashing in the shallows and persistent attempted pebble eating, possibly just to make Grandma panic repeatedly].
I selected a contrasting fabric for the lining. As a conservative, its almost too wild for me.
To finish up, here’s a photo of my babe with the swim shorts I made yesterday (hurray- she’s got a complete girly swim outfit now- no more Thomas the Tank Engine and extended family gathering at the lake house forgetting our newest family member is a GIRL). She was not very interested in modeling today, so this is the best photo I’ve got. They are more becoming on her when she’s not smooshing her back against the couch in attempt to get farther from the camera.
Hope you’re enjoying KCW as much as I am 🙂