I have trouble at this time of the year finding sunhats from shops that I like. There is usually a choice of baseball caps (which don't offer enough protection when the sun does come out!) or dreay colours. Manufacturers seem to think boys only like camouflage, denim or various shades of brown.
Simplicity 5581 has a nice bucket style sunhat pattern that I have been meaning to try for a while so when the sun started to shine I decided to give it a go! I made a few adjustments to the pattern as I didn't like the way it was constructed and I also wanted to make the hat reversible.
I used some of the Mr Men fabric I bought a while back for one side:-
The reverse is a blue cotton fabric, it looks a bit like denim in the photo but it is just a quilting weight cotton.
I am hoping to make some shorts to go with the hat but they may have to wait as my youngest is poorly at the moment so isn't in the mood to be measured up so I am working on a dress for my niece instead.