ScrapHappy – if the hat fits . . . (and unbirthday in July)

I’m linking up with Kate and Gun, the two ladies who organise ScrapHappy, which is a once a month post (always on 15th) to encourage us crafters to make use of our scraps.

Earlier this month, I showed you a couple of sewing projects, where I was having some trial and error with tunic sewing.  I did end up with 2 completely wearable tunics, it’s just that one of them is too big for me.

Anyway . . . whoever does clothes making knows that you always end up with a fair amount of fabric scraps (or is it just me?).  I’ll probably use some of my leftover tunic fabric for patchworking, but I was still on a roll with sewing patterns, so wanted to see if I could actually make something else out of my grey floral fabric.  And found the perfect project!


I made a baby’s sun hat!  NewLook # 6274.

hat 02

Another learning curve for me . . . who’d have thought I’d be trying my hand at making a hat one day?   With the hot summer here, and 9 month old little girl just opposite, soon to be going to Corsica for the summer holidays, I decided to make and gift the hat as an un-birthday present for July.

I had asked the Mum beforehand for baby’s head measurement which corresponded perfectly to the pattern size M.  And it fits!

Mona hat 01

Hmmmm . . . little neighbour isn’t quite sure if it matches her pink PJs.

Mona hat 02

She’s not even sure you’re supposed to wear a hat when you’re almost ready for bed.

I’ll definitely be making a few more baby hats in future!

Linking up also to other crafters who regularly join in with ScrapHappy.

Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne,Jon,Hayley and Dawn


29 thoughts on “ScrapHappy – if the hat fits . . . (and unbirthday in July)

  1. Aw, that’s so cute. La petite looks less than grateful though 😉 I wonder if her Mum will be able to get her to keep it on. My first daughter wore hats all the time when she was a baby and toddler – she had quite the collection – my second wouldn’t keep one on for love nor money.

    • pattern is cute, isn’t it? I’m hoping to make a couple of play suits for Baby Viking, but for NEXT summer when he/she will be at toddling age

  2. Aw what a special giftie for your little neighbor. She’s so cute.
    You did a great job on the hat. Scrap Happy sounds like it has some really good ideas. 🙂

    • thanks for stopping by Johanna, and for commenting!
      I think neighbour’s big sister would like one too, but my pattern is only for babies & toddlers. Need to see if I can adapt.

    • too true.
      However Baby Viking is due in August so probably won’t need a sun hat this summer (summer in the UK will be short-lived I expect) . . . but for 2019, when I know if I’m sewing for a girl or boy, most definitely!

      • That’s right, you don’t know what it is! Yes, I can see that would be a problem… but maybe a pale yellow or green to welcome the wee one into the world? 😉

      • Daddy Viking is following a family tradition . . . despite being able to know the gender in advance, thanks to ultra-sound we, in this family, prefer to have a surprise at birth.
        Funnily enough, it was fine when I set the rules during my first pregnancy back in 1987 . . . but as a future grandma, who is eager to craft, I’ll admit it is slightly frustrating lol.

  3. She is so cute! Is that Cleo’s little sister? Lucky them, I love Corsica and would love to go back there on holidays. Well done on the hat it’s really looking great 😊

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