Madison is super sunny.

Madison is super sunny.

The best thing about Madison is the year round sunshine. Spring and fall here are perfect, and winter is only bearable due to the abundance of beautiful sunny days. Unfortunately my kids are pretty sensitive to the sun, especially Adeline. She has all these cute strappy dresses, and always a T-shirt underneath to cover her shoulders. Both kids always have a hat on outdoors.

I used to endlessly shop for hats, but they are harder to find to older they get. Adeline fell in love with a bright pink sun hat from Costco with a huge brim, and I conceded, but it’s constantly blowing off her head. Making new hats has been on my sewing list for a while, and while I was cleaning my sewing space I found a printed pattern I had done up in AutoCAD. It was labeled 23″ and of course I didn’t think to measure any heads or anything…

Casper has been looking so grown up lately, but here he's still my little baby. Probably because the hat is way too big.
Casper has been looking so grown up lately, but here he’s still my little baby. Probably because the hat is way too big.

I made this for Adeline, and she’s been wearing it, but it’s big on both of them. I must of had the idea to scale this to an adult size and forgotten. I just made the elastic tighter on the back, it works. And now I know that you can’t just scale a hat up like that. For one thing adult necks are much longer that kids.

Very generous of Casper to model his sister's hat.
Very generous of Casper to model his sister’s hat.

Luckily I didn’t make up several at the same time. I didn’t even remember doing the pattern in AutoCAD, so that was kind of a coo to find that. I’ve already tweaked the pattern and I’m ready to do another for Casper.

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