Do you have a little princess on your hands, that perhaps isn’t into big pink frilly dresses? Mie from the Sewing Rabbit Team is here today with an awesome sewing tutorial showing off her modern day version of the classic princess crown. A crown that not only stays on your little ones head, but also protects that precious head from harmful sun rays! An Urban Princess Crown Hat DIY.
Urban Princess Crown Hat DIY
And here you see your three new pattern pieces.
I did do one more change to the original pattern. I made the brim more narrow. Mine is 3 cm (1 3/16 in) finished (so plus seam allowance). Easy peasy, no need for a tutorial for that part.
And you are now ready to cut out all the pattern pieces.
Well, since this is a commercial pattern and not one I have drafted myself, I think this is the most respectful way to do it. I know some would be able to draft the whole pattern just by looking at the hat – and that could happen no matter if I made this tutorial or not. But I believe that by only showing the pieces I am changing I am not helping anyone, who otherwise would have bought a sunhat pattern, to avoid buying it. I hope this makes sense! And thanks for understanding.
Let’s get to the sewing part….of the crown.
Before this step I have sewed the side seam on the top part of the hat (that sticks up over the hat and making sure the finished hat is same height as the original) and then sewed the oval on-top-of-the-head (also called a crown – confusing in this situation, I know! But that is what Oliver + s calls that pattern piece sooooo probably best to keep that name, right!).
Now we want to sew the top-of-the-head-part (crown) to the facing. You simply fold down the side crown and then add top-of-head-part (crown) to facing right against right and sew them together.
And like this from the outside. I did fasten some of the spikes to the black quilted fabric so they stayed put. Simply sew a few stitches between the piping and the fabric. You won’t be able to tell they are there.
Now you sew the rest of the hat like your pattern instructions tell you. And your kids are ready for royal life.