Sunshine in the south I believe is the absolute best; however it can also be harsh to your skin. I started wearing caps a few years ago to help protect my face and eyes from the sun.
All types of hats are great for protection against the sun, especially if they have a wide rim. I happen to find the cadet cap the most comfortable of all and they just seem to work with my personality.
These caps are also great when I’m building, painting, and even better excellent when I’m having a bad hair day. I thought it would be fun to make a custom garden cap; all my supplies including the cap came from Hobby Lobby.
- Cadet Hat
- Heavy duty sewing needle
- Fabric swatches
Everything came from Hobby lobby including some of the fabric swatches. The purple cut out came from a fun find at a second hand store.
Everything was stitched in place; hand stitching is a matter of making loops to attach pieces together. Begin with threading the needle and tying the ends off with a large knot.
Place the first piece of fabric onto the cap and attach using needle and thread. Use a heavy duty needle; the cap is thick and a strong needle will make stitching less difficult.
Once the fabric is added it’s time to add the flowers. These flowers came in a package of three, run the thread through each flower and add one at a time to the hat. Stitch to the fabric you have already added, make sure they have a secure stitch to they don’t move.
The Finished Cap
Once your cap is finished you have something fun to wear in the garden to keep the sun off your face. If it’s not something you want to wear in the garden then enjoy for everyday. This project is quick, fun and just in time for spring.