Heroes with Le Challenge

I would have made this hat anyway, but I’ll explain to you how it meets the theme of “heroes” over at Le Challenge.

My husband bought this camoflauge material on-line.  I know!  my husband bought fabric!  It was probably on sale 🙂 .  It’s the Temperate Woodlands Cadpat (Canadian Disruptive Pattern) design.  Combined with the Oliver + S bucket hat pattern (available as a free download here), it made a super cute hat for my daughter.
My husband was in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) for 6 years, long before we met, but it has definitely shaped the man he is today. Lately he’s been doing more fishing, so has purchased a lot of wet-weather clothing and gear in camoflauge, including a brimmed hat. They like to wear their hats when they go for a walk around the block after dinner. I think it’s adorable–so this hat is as much for my husband as for my daughter.
I used a light interfacing on the brim, and the lining is a beige twill bottom-weight, so the hat is pretty sturdy. The fish is raw-edge applique with a zigzag stitch. I made the large because my daughter takes after her dad and grandad and has a big head, and it’s the perfect size for her right now. I changed how the outer and lining were attached and kinda messed it up, so maybe I’ll follow the pattern next time. I’d like to make the hat a bit deeper to get even better sun protection. I’m sorry there’s no picture of her wearing it, our main computer is on the fritz and so my photos are stuck in my camera.

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  1. Great hat….so good for Aussie weather. Thanks for sharing.

  2. DeborahGun · ·

    fun idea 🙂

    1. Thanks. I have another cut out to finish, though she may not wear it until next spring.

  3. Cool. My family likes those hats too.

  4. Great hat! I love that Oliver + S pattern!

  5. Great hats! I’ve never made a hat before but might just give it a go!

    1. It can be quite fiddly but if you go slow and follow the pattern it will work out fine.

  6. What a cute hat!

  7. What a great hat! I think it’s really cool your husband bought the fabric, and I think the applique fish is so cute!

  8. So sweet! Love that your husband likes it as much as your daughter 🙂

  9. Cute hat! I made one and didn’t want hand sew the top together either haha.

  10. Very cute! Those walks sound lovely 🙂

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