Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Making an Amy Butler Blue Sky Hat

Some of you may recall that over a year ago at the Chicago Quilt Festival I bought a pattern for Amy Butler's Blue Sky Hat nad a bit of her material to make it with. Finally yesterday I went out and bought the "duck canvas" it calls for at JoAnn's and a bit of lining too.

If you are planning to make this it is quite easy with the exception of getting the brim on the cap being a bit thick and requiring some patience. I will also say that Amy is QUITE GENEROUS in her fabric amounts. I could have not bought the lining fabric and used my actual fabric to make the lining as I had plenty left. I also didn't need over half of the Duck Canvas I bought...I have enough to make another whole hat (which I may do!).
Here is the top of the hat, then with the green is the lining.

And the completed hat, I still need to slip stitch the lining closed, easily done in the car. Now you are wondering maybe why am I finally getting to making this hat now? Well, my brother and sister and assorted friends have asked me and Mac (16 year old son) to tube down the Salt River this July 4th. I love tubing and will go with LOTS of sunscreen and water, but know that my head burns easily so I really needed a new hat. The one I have used for the past few years I bought and it looks like Gilligan's hat. They tease me about that one, so we will see what they think of this one, it is much improved as far as I am concerned!


Peggy said...

The hat is wonderful. You will be right in style while you tube down the Salt River. You will need to post a picture with you wearing the hat.

Becky said...

Love it! I burn easily so I like to wear big hats, I'll have to see if I can find that pattern.

Miss 376 said...

How fantastic, you've done really well

Sue said...

That is a fabulous hat. What a woman!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend :)