Summer has begun and the heat has definitely gone up a notch. We spend a lot of our time outdoors. For some odd reason, I have been having a difficult time finding cute trucker hats for toddler girls. I decided I would go my own way and make one. Here are the supplies I used….–toddler trucker hat, purchased on Amazon with Prime for about $6
–left over material I had from a blanket I made a few years ago
–embroidery floss, $.36 from Walmart
–embroidery needles, about $1 from Walmart
I cut out the cutest fish I could find on my batik fabric. I had a hard time deciding if I should leave it square or cut out the outline of the fish. As you can see, the fish shape won, but the square looked really good too.
I wasn’t too concerned with having everything flawless. I like the little imperfections. I left about a half an inch around the fish for my embroidery floss stitching. Then, I centered my fish, pinned it down, and began stitching around the fish. A little trick I did was that I started stitching from the bottom center of the fish. On the inside of trucker hats, there is a little sweat flap that completely conceals the beginning and ending knots of my thread.
I decided I am going to go back and rough up the edges with a toothbrush a little bit to give it more of a fringe look.
Yay for cute sun protection!