Elbe Textiles 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!
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.
Then I stitched the brim and top to the band separately.
Right sides together, I pinned the two layers together and stitched the edge of the brim.
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!
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!