Elbe Textiles Serpentine hat

elbe textile serpentine hat

The sun here in Whadjuk Noongar Boodja is fierce! Since I moved to a temporary office that is a bit out of the way, I’m walking outside to and from meeting venues a lot more so I needed a ‘work hat’. I also made another one for a friend’s birthday gift because everyone needs at least one wide brim hat!

elbe textile serpentine hat

elbe textile serpentine hat

II used the Elbe Textiles Serpentine hat pattern. Both hats are made with remnant denim and mid weight cotton from my stash. I applied stiff interfacing to the brim for more structure. I also didn’t follow the instructions, as I want to make the hats reversible.

When sewing the top bands, I left an opening to one side of the lining layer, so I can bag it out later.

reversible serpentine hat

Then I stitched the brim and top to the band separately.

reversible serpentine hat

reversible serpentine hat

Right sides together, I pinned the two layers together and stitched the edge of the brim.

reversible serpentine hat

Then I turned the hat right side out through the opening I left earlier. Pressed and top-stitched at the edge of the brim with denim thread. To finish, I slip-stitched the opening by hand and it’s done!

I added the Pink Coat Club “Contains dog hair” label to my friend’s hat, and the Kylie and the Machine “You can’t buy this” label to mine.

elbe textile serpentine hat elbe textile serpentine hat elbe textile serpentine hat

This hat is easy to make and the wide brim provides maximum sun protection. I love a reversible hat, but I’m wearing the fun side out a lot more, I must admit!

 

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