Last week, in Savannah, the temperature hit a low of 30 degrees F. I know for some of you that isn't a big deal and may be considered a "warmer" winter day. But for us "Savannahians" (no this isn't a real word--I just made it up(smile)) this is considered COLD. So I had to make sure the little one was bundled up. So I whipped up this quick hat. Especially since I needed it to match the hoodie I made for her.
CHILDRENS’, BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ HATS, SCARVES AND MITTENS
I used the the small since my daughter is 2 and her head circumference was bout 19".
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super, super simple!!!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that the pattern was as easy as pattern could get.
White fleece with multicolor hearts on it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I changed the pompon from yarn to fleece fabric. When I tried the pompom in yarn it looked to disjointed and the texture of the fabric and fleece didn't mesh. So I decided to make the pompon out of fleece instead. To do so I laid out a double layer of 4" X 8" fleece. I pulled out my rotary cutter and mat and began cutting 5/8" wide strips. I believe I did this twice and ended up with approx 30-35 5/8" wide and 4" long strips. Since fleece is so fluffy and thick you shouldn't need more than this to achieve a full-looking pompon. I stacked these on top of each other and used a piece of thread to wrap under the stack and tie it tightly into a bundle (similar to the pattern's pompon instructions). Once tied in a bundle I fluffed the pom pom a bit and sewed on the top of the hat. I ommitted the pompon's from the tie straps.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I definitely will sew it again. This will one of my daughter's winter hats for years to come. I would recommend you sew it a size or two larger if your daughter wears her hair in ponytails or has really thick hair.
I needed a hat to match a fleece hoodie (McCall 5508) I made for my daughter (Note: This is the hoodie featured in the picture). These two patterns worked great in conjunction with each other.