After living in California for nearly 7 years, I still haven’t quite gotten used to cloudless days nearly all year round. As a matter of fact, you can find an ice scraper in my car (man, was I prepared the one day we had frost!), but not one of those super handy windshield shade thingys that everyone around here seems to have. I only just started carrying sunglasses everywhere. As a non-native, I’m not great about getting sunscreen on my kids (kids need Vitamin D, right? 🙂 and we didn’t train my eldest to tolerate hats from an early age. This time around, though, I’m trying to get a hat on the little one as often as I can so he’ll actually keep it on (you know, without straps, velcro, ties or glue).
Enter the bucket hat (courtesy of Little Things to Sew by Oliver + S). Oh so adorable and ridiculously easy and quick to sew up. Plus, it takes a shockingly small amount of fabric, so any cute scraps have the potential to make an sweet little sun shade. I first made one for my (almost) 2 year old. The size small fit perfectly.
|Fabric: Alexander Henry 2D Zoo (front) and Michael Miller Backyard Baby (back)|
|Fabric: Michael Miller Dotty Dot (front) and orange kona cotton (back)|