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DIY Bucket Hat from Vintage Tablecloth

Spring is here and so is this month’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time! The last Tuesday of every month I create to bring you a new way to use your household textiles, fashion accessories, clothes, shoes…you get the idea. Because summer is just around the corner and those glorious rays of sun (I can’t wait!!), that means I get to make some fun for myself with a DIY bucket hat.

Vintage Tablecloths Before Being Refashioned by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you recall, a couple months ago, I used these exact same tablecloths to make mice. Yes, MICE. But, ballerina mice – so cute! However, as you can imagine, I had plenty of tablecloth leftover to make into something even more fun. Let the refashion time begin!!

Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION series hosted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | Come learn to create for you and your home | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

REFASHION TIME

While I do love to create my own patterns, for this time around, I am going to send you to Heather Handmade for the free pattern. Simply scroll to the bottom of the post and sign up for free email. Why reinvent the wheel when I love her design and her pattern is so easy to follow, plus I love supporting other bloggers. There would be no Pinterest without us!

First, simple print out the pattern, and then cut and tape together. Easy-peasy.

Heather Handmade DIY Bucket Hat Free Pattern | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Cut out DIY Bucket Hat Pattern | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, after I have my patterns ready to go, I place them on my fabric and cut into my vintage tablecloth – eep! Because I’m June baby, the strawberry one catches my fancy most. Notice I place the pattern on the fold not allowing for seam allowance. That way, I can use the center cutout for my hat crown. No waste here!

Cutting DIY Bucket Hat Bring | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Cutting DIY Bucket Hat Crown | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

SIDENOTE

Also, I want to say that I did end up cutting a larger size than my head actually measures according to Heather’s chart. It ended up HUGE!! In my defense, I was recovering from my illness and didn’t want to make it too small, so I sized up. In the end, I ended up going down nearly two sizes. Plus, I found the sides too deep for my liking (FYI).

After that, once you have your pieces cut (fabric and interfacing – I used iron-on Heat n’ Bond Lightweight) it’s time to assemble. In addition, keep in mind that I’m using a tablecloth, but you can use any canvas or quilting cotton material (skirts, curtains, bedding…you get the idea). There’s no need to buy brand new fabric when you have oodles sitting around needing new life.

Assembling DIY Bucket Hat Crown | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you’re hesitant to try sewing, this is a perfect beginner project. Just keep in mind when sewing curves, just take your time – you can do it!

HATS OFF TO REFASHIONING

Y’all…check out my new, and oh so fun, hat!

Handmade Vintage Tablecloth DIY Bucket Hat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #refashion #fashion #hat #diy

Refashioned Vintage Tablecloth into DIY Bucket Hat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It’s floppy, cute as all get-out, and perfect for the use of fabric that may have gone to the dump in someone else’s hands. Per normal Ohio spring, when I want a sunny day to show you my hat, it rains and rains. So, I decided to pretend that I’m in one of those photo booths to make it fun.

Filmstrip Pictures for DIY Bucket Hat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #refashion #sewing #hats

What most wouldn’t notice is that I had to remove the crown after sewing because it was too deep for my liking. That just means I now have an outside seam with a rim which I don’t mind a lick.

Back of Refashioned DIY Bucket Hat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #hat #fashion #upcycled

Prodigal Pieces Handmade DIY Bucket Hat from Upcycled Vintage Tablecloth | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Top View of DIY Hat from Vintage Tablecloth by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #fashion

Soon enough I’ll be headed to tennis matches for my kids in a burning sun (which I love). Not only that, but also gardening, and so much more.

Silly Larissa of Prodigal Pieces in DIY Sun Hat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #sewing #diy #fashion

Big Lips Larissa of Prodigal Pieces in DIY Sun Hat | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #hat #summer

Dropped Sunglasses Under DIY Bucket Hat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #fashion #summer #diy

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As you can imagine, I’m smitten with the outcome! I’m so eager to head out to sun, sun, and more sun. Let me hear your comment love below as well as pin and share to inspire others too!

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces take a vintage tablecloth and turn it into a DIY bucket hat for summer fun. See the details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #refashion #diy #sewing #handmade

Up next, I’m finally back to my sewing table upcycle with the top becoming something new.

Sewing Machine Table Top Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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While you’re at it, check out these other refashion fun projects like this DIY bucket hat:

Grab Dad's swim trunks and make an upcycled swimsuit bag with insulated lining. Details by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #swimming #diy #home #fashion #summer #fathersdaySo cute! These nightgowns are made from upcycled skirts by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | She shows you how at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #sewing #fashion #handmade #upcycled #clothing

Comments

  1. ColleenB. ~ Tx. says

    Cool looking summer hat to wear for gardening or whatever. You are so adorable in that hat.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern location.
    My Blessing to you and your family

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I love this fabric for it because it’s durable and lightweight. Plus, I can pack it without worrying about ruining the shape.

  2. Rebecca - NC says

    It AND you are adorable!!! If I wasnโ€™t already yearning for warm weather, this certainly puts me there!!!! Your love of life radiates!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ

    • Larissa says

      I know right? I need me some SUN! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much, Rebecca. I had fun!

  3. Denise Loeb says

    You are so CUTE! And talented! I cannot tell you how much I look forward to opening your emails to see what you are working on next! This hat is adorable! I love vintage tablecloths but son’t have the heart to cut them!!

    • Larissa says

      Denise, I could run out and hug ya! I needed that smile. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks!! I literally have a huge stash of vintage tablecloths for the same reason. I found these ones that no one wanted because of their stains. If you look closely, you can see I have light stains on mine in the lining, but I don’t care. haha!

  4. Charleen says

    So sweet..I love vintage linens. You look charming in your creation. God Bless you. Have a blessed day.

    • Larissa says

      They really are nostalgic, aren’t they? Thank you for the love, Charleen.

  5. Niki says

    What a fun hat! The berries make it playful and cheery. I really like the outside seam, it adds character. Also I really like vintage table cloths. I just think Iโ€™m living in the wrong eraโ€ฆ..
    Glad you are feeling better!

    • Larissa says

      I’m a June baby and love me some strawberries! They hold memories for me from when I was little. I am definitely living in the wrong era. haha.

  6. Audra says

    So super cute Larissa!!!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I hope you guys give it a try. Super fun and makes a great gift…think mother’s day!

  7. Rita says

    You look adorable but I knew you would. Iโ€™m not a hat person myself but I know some girls/ ladies who are๐Ÿ˜. I will definitely PIN this.

    • Larissa says

      aww…thank you, Rita. I sure love hats, but need more ways to wear them ๐Ÿ˜€ I had fun using up the scraps. Yay!

  8. p says

    Well… I’m glad you’re living in this era Larissa. ๐Ÿ™‚ You share so many fun things.
    Homemade crafts are the best. In middle / high school I made lots of my own clothes.
    So glad my mom encouraged me to learn.
    Your hat – and You – are adorable – and so fun !
    Vintage fabrics are wonderful. I love the feel of grain sack dish towels – and my daughter does too.
    I really should make one of these hats. It would be great for flower gardening.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Larissa says

      You’re such a sweetheart. That just made my day!! I hope you do make one and show it to me. That would be the cherry on top of my strawberry hat! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Mary says

    So cute! And sassy ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ You and the hat, Larissa! You look so happy, just made me smile big seeing your creation and you donning it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Once again we have something similar in our stash…What a wonderful way to repurpose these old linens that are no longer “perfect” but loved! Thank you for your inspiration girl… You rock ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Larissa says

      woot, woot!! You are so fun and your comment just made my day, Mary. Thank you for the love and smiles! I surely have fun sharing. ๐Ÿ˜€

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