A need, a solution.

Many of the garments and accessories that we know and wear in our daily lives have a past. They have been decontextualized and taken out of their usual environment and use and adapted to other contexts. Many of them have become icons and have endured over time. I often wonder what it is about these garments that have achieved this change and also have managed not to die along the way. Maybe I'm wrong but I think the reason for this survival is that they were created mainly to solve certain problems. Its shape was given by the intention to cover certain needs and therefore perfectly fulfilled the purpose for which it was created. 

A clear example of what I am talking about is the bucket hat or "fisherman's hat". These hats were created at the end of the 19th century to protect Irish fishermen and farmers from the inclement sea and sun and were waterproof, the brim did not bend in the wind and they were easy to store. There was a need, a solution was provided. 

But for this decontextualization to occur there must always be the figure of the daredevil, that person who takes a risk with fashion and at a given moment dares to wear a fisherman's hat out of the sea without caring for whom the garment was made. It is comfortable and practical and that is enough. Nowadays there are already many who use this complement combining it perfectly with any style you can imagine from a more classic to a more sporty one. From a rapper to a beach boy. From a luxury brand to a more affordable one. 

All the advantages of a fisherman's cap or bucket hat

  • This type of hat can be worn all year round.
  • Choose the fabric that corresponds to each season, waterproof for winter, light for summer.
  • The pattern comes in two children's sizes. Size 1 (4 to 6 years) and size 2 (7 to 13 years).
  • In the photos at the end of the video, the hat Noa is wearing is size 2. Noa is 11 years old and her head diameter is 55 cm. and the diameter of the hat is 57 cm. and the hat of size 1 is 54.5 cm. diameter.
  • I leave the pattern of the bucket hat below so that you can sew the same pattern that I will sew in the tutorial.

Patrón costura gorro pescador o bucket

Step-by-step video tutorial on how to sew a reversible bucket hat


Note: The process of making the video is the same as the one that appears in the printable pdf, although there are some details that I have modified or omitted due to the type of fabric I have chosen to make this video. When you have the fabric you are going to use, you can evaluate which option suits you best and you can even include your own solutions or add new details that do not appear in the printable pdf or in the video tutorial.