Up until this Monday, the weather here has been foul. It started raining on Thursday, and barely stopped for a rest until the early hours of Monday. Thankfully, the sun came out and it has been up in the mid 20's so I've been able to get out again. But whilst it was rotten, I took to my sewing room!
It was my great niece's birthday, so I set to and made her a beanie hat, using this reversible bucket hat pattern from Oliver & S. It was quite easy to make, just a bit fiddly getting the hat to fit into the rim, but I was so pleased with it, it being my first ever hat.
So I had to make a second, this time, knowing I would never hold a half inch seam, especially around the curved bits, I made a size smaller, and hopefully that will be nearer the mark. The finishing on this hat makes it look much more professional - top stitching on all the seams and a spiral of top-stitching around the brim.
It may still be a bit big, but there'll be room for growing. I think it might get worn a lot like this
Bye for now.