Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Disney on a Dime #2


#2: New Hats

Everyone who knows us, knows we are a hat wearing family. My children and I are all quite fair so we wear hats outside 99% of the time. I thought new hats for Disney would be appropriate.

As it turned out, I got one too. Accidentally I made the first hat way too big. I mean huge - much too large for one of the kids. So it ended up being for me - and it's still on the big side. I was really bummed because I measured the kids' heads and made the appropriate size as dictated by the pattern. (The directions on a pattern I've made many times before - grumble grumble.) But somewhere I made a mistake because hats number two and three were also big. Not gigantically big, but big enough where the kids chose not to wear them. (Hat pattern is Simplicity 5581. I altered the original pattern and made the brim one inch wider to give the kids more coverage.)


I was glad I threw other hats into my backpack as we walked out the door - just to be safe. These will undoubtedly fit next summer, so I've packed them away in a safe place so they'll be clean and ready to go next year.


Now I'll just have to make sure I remember where I put them!

7 comments:

Diane said...

The hats and the pg's are just "sew" cute!! :-) I really admire your awesome sewing ability! Have a great day and stay cool -- our heat index is about 111 deg right now- Yikes!

Laury said...

Those are adorable!

Denice (inkstitch) said...

These are too cute, as are the jammies. We did the same thing for our Disney trip. We brought Disney-themed clothing and trinkets and even the giant Disney lollipops ahead of time outside the park -- so that we could afford to eat lunch inside! ;)

MackinacMommy said...

You rock Liz, the things you make are awesome. I love the hats, I will look for them next summer! :)

underatopazsky said...

That hats are fantastic. Good job children grow - one job you won't have to do next summer!

Deanna said...

I think the hats are my favorite so far! So cute! :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I think your hats are adorable....I completely understand about safely putting something away, only for it to never be seen again!