The girls are modelling for me as I'm much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.
I used the free Hot Patterns Sunny Side Up Sunhat pattern, which can be found here.
The pattern is listed as one size fits all, but I have a really BIG head. I got it put together minus the binding and sash and tried it on, quickly realizing that 23 inches is outside of the limits of one size fits all. I altered the hat by cutting the u-shaped portion in the back up a bit higher to allow more room for my noggin.
We measured our heads for comparison, and Allie's head is already 21 inches around, which coincidentally, is the exact same size of her daddy's head.
The pattern goes together easily, but the instructions are somewhat lacking, and the notches don't line up quite like they should. Instead of relying on the notches, I just made sure that the center fronts matched up and went from there. And it's free. . .how can it get better than that?!
I'm looking forward to wearing it on the beach!