I made it my summer's ambition to make my girls sun hats. I didn't want to buy a pattern. So I found a free downloadable pattern online. How hard could it be? That's what I thought. But after more than half a dozen hats "finished" and only one or two that were moderately okay...I broke down...I bought a real pattern. We were going to visit my parents in Florida in less than a week. Nothing like cutting it down to the wire. I finished up the last hat of two the night before our flight. They turned out pretty darn cute. I plan to use the same pattern to make fall/winter hats.
I added a ribbon on the inside so the we could tie the hats on for windy days and boat rides
I did a zig-zag stitch in order to catch the underside seam also (I missed it the first try)