“Sewn Hats” – A Must-Have Book for Making Hats!

October 4th, 2012

Kim here. And I’m excited to tell you about a new collaborative effort among some of my favorite people/designers in the industry…Sewn Hats! This collection of hat patterns and instructions is simply amazing. From young to old — boys, men, girls, and women — there is probably a hat (HATS!) that you’ll want to make! There are 35 hat patterns in all!

I’m honored to be a part of it with a Crazy-Patch Bucket Hat design (page 200!), but honestly, the woman who deserves all the credit in the world is the amazing Carla Hegeman Crim, aka The Scientific Seamstress. Carla and I have been friends for years and it all started from the beginnings of YouCanMakeThis.com. She not only brought all of these designers — 29 of them — together for Sewn Hats, but was also the technical editor AND illustrator of the book. And if you’ve ever created a pattern from Carla, you know how detail-oriented and thorough she is. Well, she’s gone above and beyond with Sewn Hats and I have no doubt you’ll enjoy having this book in your pattern collection. Designers such as Kaari Meng (French General), Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree and Co.), Patty Young (ModKid Designs), Jennifer Paganelli (SisBoom), Betz White (BetzWhite.com) and so many more, are all a part of this collaboration.

Another cool thing? Wiley Publishing has made the patterns themselves available in PDF format. So what does that mean for you? When you purchase the soft-bound book, you’re also going to receive access to all of the patterns via download. (And you know how much I love downloadable patterns!) You can print them as often as you’d like, you don’t have to worry about tracing and cutting your only copy, and you will always have access to those patterns. Fantastic!

Would you like to win a copy of this book? Take a look at these photos and let me know which you’d like to make! A winner will be randomly chosen Friday, October 12, 2012.

  • Adrienne
    October 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Would love to make the birthday hats…#214. How cute would that be for my sons birthday bash… Coming up in November!

  • Melissa
    October 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’d first make #140 for my little guy. CUTE!

  • Audrey
    October 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I’d make #140 for my little boy. It is so cute!! I would also make 172 for my daughter!

    :) Audrey

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    №116 for my son!!!it will suit a stylish hat)
    Thank you!!!☺

  • October 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Very fun! I think I’d start with #62, #116 and then #214! All so cute!

  • Nicole
    October 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Love the little aviator hat 62 would be so perfect for cold winter days ahead of us in Utah

  • Amy M.
    October 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I would like to make #58! It is just my style!

  • Laurie
    October 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Wahoooooooo for 100!!! Fun for my granddaughters!

  • Jennifer B.
    October 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I would make 116 first, for my son. What 10 year old aspiring drummer doesn’t need an awesomely cool hat like that!

  • Pam Woodford
    October 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    There are so many it is hard too choose! First, I would make #40 for my granddaughters, then #46 for my grandsons…then probably would daughters would want one but I would let them choose!

  • Karen Uresk
    October 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    So hard to choose, but I think #172 because at least 1 of my 11 granddaughters would love it.

  • Deborah K
    October 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I would like to make 128 & lots of others!

  • Virginia T in Texas
    October 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I am an 55+ woman but really adore #146. Fun and perky – for myself, and then the grands could pick

  • Ginger
    October 5, 2012 at 1:43 am

    It’s so hard to choose just one. 26 looks interesting.

  • Vicki
    October 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

    I really like #26.

  • Pam Taylor
    October 5, 2012 at 5:26 am

    It is so hard to choose, but I love number 184 for my adorable granddaughters.

  • MC
    October 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I love hats! Would especially like to make myself #86, thanks for the chance.

  • Irene
    October 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    My son loves hats. I think he would love me to make him # 140. So,many great ideas on hats. I’m buying this book. Thank You for sharing this book.

  • Syd
    October 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I love all sorts of hats! The first one I would make from this book if I win would be #146. How cute it is!!

  • Rebecca
    October 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I would love to make your hat!!!!
    thanks for the opportunity

  • Katrin van Dijk
    October 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I would start with 100…. after that I couldn’t decide whether 80 or 76 would be cuter!!

  • October 6, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I really like #26. I make sunbonnets for my granddaughter all the time.

  • Susan V
    October 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Number 116 for all my kids!

  • Corrine L.
    October 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    All have great appeal but will start with 46 for grandson, 20 and 40 for grand nieces and 196 for fun.

  • Tee
    October 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’d love to make number 40. If I win the book, I’ll be making number 34 for sure. Oh and 172, 124…..


  • October 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    116 is for me. It has a vintage look to it. Fred Astair dancing in the rain.

  • Kellie Fegan
    October 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I would love to make number 116 for my sons. They just love that style hat and I have been eager to have a pattern to make one in a fabric of their choosing. This looks like a great book!

  • October 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    It would have to be #116, so my kiddos could look and feel like their favorite singer, Toby Mac!


  • October 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I just watched your episode showing the bird pincushion with Joel Dewberry. Sorry I could not find a link to the pattern but am so glad to find your site. Thanks!!

  • Sarah
    October 9, 2012 at 12:23 am

    #69 and #80
    Also agree with the above post about #116 – would be great for TobyMac fans!!!

  • October 9, 2012 at 1:45 am

    #146 is the hat for me. I can see embellishing it with lots of fun stuff and wearing it different ways!!

  • Glenna
    October 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I love them! I would start with the children’s for grandbabies.

  • Denise G.
    October 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    If I won the book, the first hat that I would make is #72 for my sister-in-law who just had triplets! Super cute for the holidays!

  • Rosemary Litz
    October 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I would love to win Hat #78. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Connie T
    October 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    How can I choose just one!! But I think 142 would be fun to make!!

  • Connie T
    October 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Ok shoot I meant 172 darn fingers not working!!

  • October 10, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I would make number 80 for my little niece!

    crossing my fingers…


  • Maya
    October 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    116 for everyone in the family!

  • Laura
    October 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I would love to make 80 for daughter! Too Cute!

  • Heather
    October 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    #178 would be my choice. My son is too old for “cute” sewing projects, but this hat would be just his style!

  • annette
    October 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Kim, they are adorable! I would love to make 116 for Zander….he’d love it!

  • Lisa Barber
    October 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I would make number 34 for my son. It’s one of his favorite styles of hats. Thank you for the great give away.

  • Lisa Barber
    October 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I would make number 34 for my son. It’s one of his favorite styles of hats. Thank you for the great give away.

  • shirlei garavelo
    October 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I love them!So hard to choose, I would make number 80 for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!!

  • October 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

    #146 makes me smile!! I love the new trend of the mini tophat. Such an adorable way to add some fresh style and twist instead of the traditional bow or headband.

  • October 12, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I would make number 54 for my 3 girls and myself. We love to make cooking shows together and a hat like that would make it even more of a blast!

  • Katarina
    October 13, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I would take care for my man first with #158 :)

  • KP
    October 13, 2012 at 7:21 am

    My daughter loves hats… would love to make #58 for her!

  • October 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    These hats are darling! I’m especially in love with number 40.

  • dorothy hall
    October 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I would make #86 for my girls, girlfriends and myself-it shouts Dorothy! But then I love hats

  • October 17, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Love all those hats but I would make #24.
    starting my cheme this weeek and it would cover my head beautiful when I loose my hair.From a warm material ,it would keep me warm for winter

  • yayonr
    October 17, 2012 at 5:59 am

    I love them all!

  • Kristina Pendleton
    November 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I love 140…I have a grandbaby boy-he’s 1 and would be adorable in that little version. Thanks for the chance!

  • Janet Livingston
    December 9, 2012 at 1:39 am

    number 146 would make a great halloween costume!

  • wanda tucker
    February 14, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Love 166 ,would make in Alabama colors for my grandsons

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