This is bouffant style of scrub hat. It has pleats in front and a drawstring with a toggle in the back making it possible to adjust the fit for any head size.
I just love the aqua blue of this fabric and the cute little pink and yellow fish on it; but the name of this hat comes from the majestic whales that are on it.
The pleats are not marked out on the pattern. They are just created by pinching and pinning down the fabric. They don't all have to be exactly the same size or distance apart they still look great. I will explain how to make the pleats fully in the tutorial. If you consider your sewing expertise to be at an intermediate level you should find this hat fairly easy to make.
I named this hat after the little dragonflies all over the fabric. I like the look of this fold up brim. The brim extends beyond the edge of the hat at the back and is long enough to tie in a small bow. In the middle of the back there is also elastic. This bit of elastic just helps to contain the hair. This is a good hat to make if you are sewing one for someone else. Because of the ties. it adjusts for every head size. For the display on this manequin I left it a little loose. I did this because this is how tight I tied it on my own head. I wanted to display how long the tie hangs down at the back for a person with an average size head. (The manequin has a smaller than average head) When I tie it on my own head it does not gap at the front like this and it sits further back from my eye.
|See the resemblance?|
There is a little toggle at the back which snugs it up to feel just right. I find it stays put and doesn't ride up on the forehead.