Lately I have been on a binge of making chef's hats for various children in my life. I saw this pattern and loved it. You can access the pattern here. It is available in a pdf as well. It did work up very quickly once I got everything translated from centimeters into inches and cut out.
The idea is to use three different fabrics for a cute and colorful chef's hat. I wanted to use only fabrics I had on hand for these, so had a bit of trouble finding the right fabric for the puffy top. I finally decided this dark red checked top would be okay. Sam likes trains, so a train print worked for the headband part. A black and white Mary Engelbreit check was the perfect binding, coordinating with the railroad crossing signs on the headband.
This picture shows the snaps that make it adjustable. For Sam (age 6) the second set of snaps made it a better fit.
Chef Sam baking.
Next I wanted to make one for my 9-year-old granddaughter. I had this nifty Mary Engelbreit fabric remnant covered with spunky sayings. Green checks match the armchair in the print, so they made a good headband, with the same black/white check as Sam's for a binding.
The hat in action.
Her 6-year-old sister needed a hat as well even though it wasn't her birthday. She does a lot of baking with me. For this hat I used the green check for the puffy top, a ME cherry print for the band, and the same black/white as a binding.
Her own apron was a birthday request for my youngest granddaughter (age 2).
I thought it would be fun to make a coordinating chef's hat. Hers has the green check for the puffy top, a yellow/lavender/green print for the band, and lavender check binding.
These are so much fun to make and the kids just love them!
Let them eat cake!
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