I pinned this project a while ago - I have the book and the pattern is available online as a freebie. I decided to do a trial run this morning - I've never made a hat before, so I was
I don't have littlies around to model, but my 23 year old happily stood in for a 3-5 year old (which is the size I made, lol) :)
The hat is lined, with no raw edges anywhere, which required much pinning and pricking. But it worked out perfectly - I didn't even get any little tucks anywhere. I think the next time around I'll have more fun with it!
Added to the Oliver + S flickr group here :)
My construction notes: notch out the notches - don't just snip. The middle section of the hat should go on the outside when assembling it with the top, and with the brim --- it needs to be clipped almost to the 1/2" seam allowance to make it stretch enough, so it's easier to have it on the outside. (Next time I might baste just inside the 1/2" mark so I know how deeply to clip) After the brim is stitched to the assembled hat piece, don't trim the seam to 1/4" like the instructions note - it's easier to have the bigger seam. That's it - her instructions are quite good!