Inspired by designs of the 1950s and ’60s, this sweet sun hat is sure to turn you into the belle of the beach. Not only does this bonnet open flat for easy storage but it can also be rolled up to fit neatly in your suitcase, making packing for your summer vacation a breeze. This millinery marvel can be made in a variety of fabrics, no matter your personal style—and it’s reversible!
Try on trims such as rickrack or pom poms. Sew on a sheer overlay like lace or flocked tulle to spice up your sunshade. If you’re feeling adventurous, dial up the drama by applying some appliqués or experimenting with embroidery. Have a bit of leftover fabric from another sewing project? Why not make a matching hat? The possibilities are endless!
This pattern was originally published on Patreon on May 15, 2022.