Trapper Hat Pattern Remix

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The ladies behind Pattern Anthology asked me to participate in the tour for their newest collection, Winter Wonderland, and I had fun doing a pattern remix of the Arctic Trapper Hat.

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Compared to other patterns, I feel like there’s a lot less room for remix-ing in a hat pattern, but I also enjoyed that challenge.

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The pattern is labelled as a hat for boys, and my first instinct was to switch it up and make a girly version for Lola instead.

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I wanted to do something unique for the fabric used, and cut apart a 10 year old turquoise sweater that was a hand me down from one of my sisters. Somehow I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it all these years, but cutting it apart felt so great! Unfortunately, I think it also helped to justify my need to keep it all those years… A lightweight cotton was recommended for the lining, but I decided to pull out some chenille that I’ve had in my stash for about 6 years (and apparently Jo-Ann doesn’t carry anymore?!).

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I love the combo of the turquoise sweater knit and chenille together, and it’s so comfy for Lola to wear.

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As I will do anything to avoid hand stitching, I topstitched around the entire bottom edge, and also topstitched the brim right onto the front of the hat.

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I had picked up a whole bag of the metal buttons last May in LA for $1, and was so excited to get to use a couple on the front of the hat. The pattern doesn’t mention adding buttons, but I thought it would be the perfect finishing touch.

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The chenille flaps remind me of little bunny ears, and I love how Lola’s little curls peek out over the bottom of the hat.

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I made a size 18m/2T for Lola, and it’s plenty roomy to get her through the winter, and probably next winter too. I know it will get a lot of use when we visit Canada next month!

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I blogged about the corduroy skinnies here. You can find the Trapper Hat pattern over at Pattern Anthology as part of a couple different pattern bundles, which include some really great patterns for both boys and girls! I was given this pattern in exchange for my participation in the tour, but all opinions in this post are my own :).

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Comments

  1. too cute! She really does look like a little bunny!

  2. Super cute fabric combo! And yes, totally looks like an adorable bunny hat :)

    • sewmuchado says:

      Thanks Heidi! I didn’t realize it until after it was made, but I do love bunnies, so it was a win win :)…

  3. Lola is so stinking cute in these photos! Thanks for being on the tour.

  4. Mie @ Sewing Like Mad says:

    So so cute Abby! Yeah, remixing a hat is not easy. You did great!

  5. I love the blue and white together. So sweet. And the chenille is a great idea!

    • sewmuchado says:

      Thanks Ajaire! It always feels so great to use something that you’ve had on hand for a long time, doesn’t it?

  6. Oh my goodness she’s so cute!!! That is the sweetest little hat!

  7. Sharing this with my sister in law so she can make one!

  8. Lola is like the perfect model for the hat. So adorable and natural in front of the camera!

    • sewmuchado says:

      Thanks Michelle! I’ve learned that she is the boss when we’re taking photos. I just have to run around her in circles and get what I can :).

  9. So cute! And the skinnies are amazing. Too bad you are going to the super-coldest part of Canada and not here or we could meet up :)

  10. Oh my gosh, that hat is just darling!
    ~Jamie

  11. Her little face it too cute, and, of course, the hat looks great too. ;)

  12. I am really late to the part here but I am so glad you could be part of the tour, I LOVE this hat the color is perfect and it looks so so cute with her little face. I am getting a little sad that I never bought that fabric all the million times I saw it cause now it’s gone :(

  13. cutest baby ever!! Thanks again for joining us Abby, this is so great! i’ve been stalking your IG…did you find out what you’re having yet?? :)

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