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Bardot Bucket Hat PDF sewing pattern

Bardot Bucket Hat PDF sewing pattern

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Product Details

Manufacturer: Sew Hungryhippie
Pattern Type: PDF
Stock #: SHH-2030-PDF

Product Description

The Bardot Bucket hat pattern has 3 "head size" options and 3 brim style options, + one novelty size for Pugs or Dolls. 😄 This listing is for the instant PDF download.

The Regular size hat measures 21.5-22" in circumference at the base of the crown. Choose from a small traditional brim measuring 3", a medium brim that measures 5", or the extra wide brim measuring 7" if you like extra coverage like me. 

*The "regular size" will fit most heads - if you think you might need a smaller hat, try the small size hat. If you usually need more room for your giant brain or poofy hair, try the large-size hat. This is the joy of sewing amiright? We get to make things that fit our bodies. No pressures, & no squeezies.

There is a complete video walk-through for this pattern if you choose to purchase the course here instead. AO projector files are included in the course.

Fabrics recommended:  wovens such as quilting cotton, lawn, broadcloth, linen, lightweight canvas, chambray, and lightweight types of denim.

Materials required:

1/2 yard exterior fabric -  extra wide brim requires 3/4 yard

1/2 yard lining fabric - extra wide brim requires 3/4 yard

1 & 3/4 yard SF101 for all sizes of hat and brims / You may prefer 2 yards if you aren't good at placement lol

1/2 yard fusible fleece (Pellon 987F)

Pattern pieces need to be printed at 100% - DO NOT SCALE and do not "fit to page". 

The Bardot is reversible, packable for travel, giftable, easy to sew, a scrap buster, quick, customizable, and provides a fun way to show your personality! 

Read the blog post here.



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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Gina S.
Love this pattern!

Easy to follow and makes a lovely hat no matter which one you make.

Beginner perspective

This was the first pattern I’ve ever followed start to finish by myself. I did have a lot of help from a very fancy borrowed sewing machine.

I did a couple mockups with scraps to test the size and decided to put some Pellon 809 decor bond interfacing in addition to what was recommended in the pattern because I wanted to be sure the hat wouldn’t hang down over my eyes (on the largest brim size). This of course made sewing the interfacing into the seams really thick but the machine i was on mercifully makes auto adjustments for thickness and tension so that wasn’t a problem. It sure did make turning it inside out a trick though, even with a 4 inch opening.

As a beginner, I found easing the curves to be really tricky. I pulled up a few YouTube videos and decided to hand tack the easing rather than pin it and it worked quite well. I used a different color thread and picked out the hand stitches after the machine stitch.

I have curly hair so I lined the head portion in satin and the brim in the exterior fabric. I’m glad I didn’t attempt to use satin under the brim because it came out super wrinkly even interfaced (I’m assuming that was a beginner issue).

Overall it worked and it’s cute but I can see why people use those petal type shapes to put together a sun hat because you don’t have to futz with easing the curves. It took me an embarrassingly long time. Probably 8+ hours AFTER the mockups. (Again, your experience may vary)


I have made two of these hats so far and I love this pattern so much! I've mostly only sewn bags before so this was a little bit of a challenge for me, but the instructions are so clear and easy, any wonkiness is totally from me. And there was a lot of wonkiness in the first hat, but the second hat had minimal wonkiness. So I am making all the hats!


I love it! Still deciding on my fabric, but down here in FL it’s going to be great year round!


I like the versatility of this pattern

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