Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review: Sewn Hats (Giveaway)


I've got another book review and giveaway for you, but this is a bit different...

Sewn Hats, a new book by Carla Hegeman Crim, is collection of hat patterns contributed by a great list of bloggers, and I am among them!  I shared a version of my Engineer Cap. This one is sized for babies and toddlers but it also has a shorter brim. And for girls, a great bow in the back. An adult-sized one is actually on my list. I think it would be great!


Having something in print is a kick and as a little added bonus they also used my photograph of Scarlett wearing the cap. I made it in this great Madras patchwork and think it looks so summery and fun. I love it on her!




Looking at these pictures again makes me want to make some more hats, so it's a good thing I have a copy of Sewn Hats! There are 35 differnt cute hat patterns for people of all ages. And Carla, The Scientific Seamstress, has overseen the entire project so the approach to the instructions is consistent and error-free. She converted each submission to an electronic pattern, provides technique notes for sewing, and the tutorial illustrations are beautiful. Looks like sewing any one of these hats would be a straightforward and fun experience.


I especially love this Heloise Floral Hat by Jennifer Paganelli--it looks like something one could wear to a royal wedding!


And I could really use a French General Sunhat. Looks French indeed, and yet practical. That wide brim looks perfect!



What kind of hat have you been wanting to make? I bet there's a pattern for it in this book!

If you'd like to have a chance at winning a copy please enter by leaving me a comment here telling me what kind of hat you'd like to make. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and unfortunately the book can't be shipped to a P.O. box. Just ONE COMMENT per person please. The giveaway is open through October 9 and then I'll pick a random winner.

Good luck!

If you want to increase your chances, check out some of the other stops on the blog tour for giveaways:

Sewn Hats Blog Tour

9/4 Scientific Seamstress
9/5 ModKid Boutique
9/6 French General
9/10 Pink Chalk Studio
9/11 Lulu Bliss
9/13 Green Bee Patterns
9/14 Goosie Girl
9/17 Lilac Lane
9/19 One Girl Circus
9/20 Tie Dye Diva Patterns
9/21 Figgy’s Patterns
9/25 Craftiness is not Optional
9/27 Confessions of a Craft Addict
9/28 Sis Boom
10/2 Aesthetic Nest
10/3 Blue Nickel Studios
10/4 Betz White
10/8 Yummy Goods
10/10 Wiley Craft



64 comments:

Amy said...

OMG....I'm loving that engineer's cap with the big red bow! Too, too cute! And I know some boys around here that would love that Daniel Boone cap. ;-)

Mij said...

What a nice cap! I also like the fabric. It makes a nice combination. I'm curious what other nice hats I can find in the book.

RaeLyn said...

Caps for my boys would be on the list first. So fun to see all the possibilities!

Miss Alissa said...

I think I'd make a sunhat!

pneu said...

I'm not a U.S. resident but just wanted to say congrats for getting a pattern published! It looks great. :)

Kristie said...

I think Sewn Hats has every hat I've ever wanted to make. I really want to make my little guy a fedora for the holidays and we all need sun hats for next spring/summer (planning ahead, here). I love all the options this book offers. I'll have to buy it if I don't win it. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anne said...

I'd love to make my stepson a driving cap. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

With winter approaching up here in New Hampshire, cozy hats reign supreme!

kajdrawings (at) comcast (dot) net

Maggie said...

I love the hat you made! It's so cute! I think I would probably have to make evry hat in the book. They all look so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

I love the French General, I really need some good sun protection... and this looks so stylish!

maggi said...

I really love soft, floppy hats, so that would be the first I make. Then I would branch out a little and choose something else! Love your design!

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

All of the hats are quite beautiful, but I have to say (for fun and having 2 boys) I think the coon skin hat is so very cute.

Little Ella Lu said...

I would love to make a bunch of hats for my girls' dress up box.

KAN said...

OH MY! Almost too many CUTE designs to choose from. But, I see all of the little girls in my life in the engineer cap -- with the bow or with a giant flower on the side of the brim.
And remembering when my own sons were small, a cap of any kind was a plus. TOO CUTE!

nicole said...

i think the engineer cap is super cute!!
thanks for the giveaway!

FCS Granny said...

What a great collection of hats! I would love to sew some up and show my students another project to sew.

JustPam said...

I have a grandson who has Alexander's disease. Children's hats don't fit him and the adult hats are too big. I would love to make him a hat that would be suitable for his age and fit him! This book would be perfect.

Tez said...

I tried my hand at self drafting and sewing an 'ear flap cap' for my father for christmas one year. Since then I've been hooked on making hats...but I don't really know how!! I'm just winging it! A book like this would be so helpful. :)

Lori said...

I love the hat you made, but your model sorta steals the show. woohoo!! I would love to make these for my three great neices and three great nephews. Thanks for a chance to win.

Deanna said...

the French Sunhat:)

Nikki Kennedy said...

I would love to make your engineer hat for my boys! I would also need to make the aviator hats, little boys can never have too many hats.

Sara Davis said...

A cute little perch on the side of the head fascinator would be lovely. Well... the more I think about it the more ideas that I come up with that I would love to make.

Nikki Kennedy said...

I would love to make your engineer hat for my boys! I would also need to make the aviator hats, little boys can never have too many hats.

Tracy M. said...

I would actually love to make the engineer cap you contributed to the book. It looks so cute and I love that it can be customized for a boy or a girl!

Emily said...

I'd make a baseball hat but if this is non random, JustPam should win. :)

Jaci said...

I would make the Little Engineering hat for my new granddaughter. It is adorable! Love the little bow in the back.
Jaci

annemarie said...

Engineer cap is precious.

Elena said...

I really like the engineer cap! For my hat I think I'd like to try something completely different from anything I have.

Sarah Helene said...

I'd love to sew the French General Sunhat-- seems PERFECT for me, a 60-ish woman who likes to spend hours outdoors in the sun! I'd use a bright fabric, a solid color... possibly orange. Your design of the engineer cap for a young girl-- complete with a red bow in the back-- is unique!

Jenny said...

I need to make a baseball cap (bor-ing), but if I won I would definitely have to make your engineer hat! Thanks for the chance!

Tanya said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway, your hat looks great but I'd love to make a wide brimmed general hat for me

candacek said...

First would be an engineer cap for my son, then something fun for me!

free indeed said...

Well, I've been eyeing the engineer boy caps you have on the site, but now that I've seen this girlie version I REALLY want to make one!

giggedygeekmum said...

I'd like a big sun hat.

Erin said...

I guess I have a common opinion--because I think the engineer's hat, made for a girl, with a bow, is very clever. The adaptations make it more versatile. And I have a little girl who's into all kinds of transportation right now, not all of which lend themselves to a hat. But the train, yes!

Mary Jo said...

I like the winter hat with ear flaps!

Gayle Himmelwright said...

I have had bucket hats on my list of things to make for my kids for a long time. That's what I would do first!

Jan said...

A sun hat for my walks.

beyuk said...

With 5 grand daughters I think I would be making a lot of the engineer hats!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to make the engineer hat for my little brother. He would look so cute wearing it!

SewLindaAnn said...

I play tennis and would love to make matching visors for my team!

Margaret said...

I love to make hats. I love the little girl with the bow in the back. I would make the adult woman's sun hat. Thanks for the chance to win the amazing book.

Anonymous said...

I would love to make some fun sun hats for our January trip to Aruba!

Deanna J. said...

My 2 year old would look so cute in the engineer cap! I have never made a sewn hat, but will be giving it a try!! How exciting to be published!

Anonymous said...

This book looks great. I have been wanting to make some hats for my 7 yr. old. Maybe something cozy with ear flaps for cold winter weather.

Susie Johnson said...

My mind is racing with the possibilities of the engineer's hat!

LauraH said...

I would have to make caps for my boys! Wouldn't that be fun! I know they'd all chose different ones. I wonder if one of them would chose the Daniel Boone cap! Thanks so much!

gator said...

French general!

emily said...

i would love to make that engineers hat! it would be super cute on my 18 month old boy and 7 year old girl! i love it!

kmowen said...

Sun hat for sunny San Diego!

laura said...

I would love this book! I crochet hats, but also love to sew! melamom@juno.com

db said...

I'd have to make the engineers hat! Cute

jbp said...

I made my son a little sun hat when he was a toddler, because I couldn't find what I wanted in a store. I'd love to have this book to try all the different patterns!

Anonymous said...

I have a new Grandson! I love the engineer cap... Thanks for the chance. Charlene
millermarcinoc@yahoo.com

Leela the Kid said...

I want to make a cycling cap for my toddler - the engineer hat pattern might work!

GrayColors said...

I have been wanting to make an engineer hat for my son since you first posted it! I am lovi it with the bow

Robyn said...

I LOVE the hat you made! The big red bow makes my heart just SMILE! I also love newsboys hats. Oh, oh, oh... Pick me!

Seaweed and Raine said...

I'd actually love to make an adult sized sun hat for myself (big brim, slightly floppy), and the hat you made for my middle son.

Anonymous said...

I just found your site through a link on pintrest for the beautiful flower dresses you made! I have been looking through your site and I will definitely be coming back.
I have three boys who would love those engineer caps...hmmm, I think I would love one! Haha
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
christinejohnson77(at)gmail(dot)com

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the little girl sun hats

Meghan said...

I would love to make almost all of these hats, but I'd start with the one on the cover in the bottom row, second from the right. I love how my baby boy looks in hats, so it would be nice to be able to make him some on my own.

Ellee said...

I've been wanting to make a hat with a large brim that won't flop down over my face. soparkaveataoldotcom

SewLindaAnn said...

Two items strike me immediate from this book. I'd like to make visors for my tennis team as a beginning or end of season gift. Also, I'd like a Spring/Summer hat for me.

kristel said...

I've been wanting to make some hats for my boy, warm winter ones and some just for fun. I'd love this book!

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