The sun is brutal here. As someone with a fair complexion who hit her 30s this year, I need to do more to protect my skin. I'm also someone with a bit of time on my hands lately, so I decided to make one with some fabric I had on hand and a pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing . This was my second project since picking up sewing again, and aside from a few imperfections, the process was pretty simple.
The hat, however, looks a bit goofy. I had read other reviews of the pattern (including Julia's) stating that the sizing was off and the hat was huge. Once I cut the patttern out it didn't look so big, and I figured I have a huge head anyway . . . wrong. It's still big, even after trimming 1/2" off the crown.
On dog walks and days outside, though, it will do it's job!