The Scout recently bought himself a rather colourful patterned bucket hat for hiking. My trusty old cap looked rather boring in comparison, so I decided I needed to up the game and make myself a bucket hat for hiking too.
I had downloaded the Sorrento Bucket Hat pattern from Elbe Textiles a couple of years ago, so this was printed out. I had a brainwave while lying in bed one night, that I could use a beautiful floral teatowel I had bought about 10 years ago, but never used, as part of the hat. I knew I had some coordinating red drill too.
The pattern is unisex and has four sizes. I made size M based on my head measurement, and I also used a light to midweight interfacing to give the brim a little more structure. I was surprised at how easy this hat was to make, the instructions are very clear and easy to understand too.
I'm really pleased with the fit, and love that it is reversible, but feel that this one may now be to beautiful to risk wearing on my hiking trips, so I may need to make myself another one.