Christine asked for a hat like the one I have been wearing, mine is pretty goofy, but I'm getting known for them soooo...
The hat is made from a Kwik Sew pattern #2236 view B. And almost one old pair of blue jeans. I had to be creative to get the brim pieces out of the jeans, all but one of the hat panels was on the straight of grain. I didn't use a whole pair of jeans, but I used all I had left of this pair.
I made mine about 10 years ago when I knew much less about sewing than I know now and there were things I didn't really like about it, so I fixed it for Christine's.
The pattern asks you to sew all the pieces together and then finish with seam binding. Here is a pic of my old hat:
I've never liked this, so this time I left a part of the panel open on the inside to turn everything thru:
My new hat inside looks like this:
I'm very pleased with the result.
Finished side view:
Finished front view:
The hat is cute, unfortunately I can't sell this particular style hat because it is made from a copyrighted pattern. I do think that the top of the hat is a little poofy, so if I did make a pattern of my own I would fix that. I think the hardest part will be to get the brim with the correct curve. I'll have to go to the mall and look at some hats see if I can't figure it all out and draft one myself!