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For the aspiring chef

Alice is the daughter of Clare’s godparents, and she turned 3 last week.  Which meant a party!  Which meant me still sewing madly the night before in an attempt to get her gift completed on time.  Which I did!

Alice's 3rd birthday present by you.

Obviously, I didn’t make the book, but I did make the apron and hat.  The apron pattern is Simplicity 4286, view D.

Apron for Alice - Simplicity 4286 view D by you.

I like the level of coverage, as 3 year olds can be messy cooks.  The chef’s hat is made following Curlypops‘ excellent tutorial – which couldn’t have been better timed if we’d tried!  She posted it about two days before the party.

Kid's chef's hat - back detail by you.

Here’s the back of the hat.  Unfortunately, because I made it late the night before the party my kids were fast asleep and there weren’t any heads available to measure.  So I winged it.  When I tried it on Clare and Stella the next morning it was definitely on the small side.  Time for hat surgery!  I unpicked the extra velcro which had been added to make it smaller, then sewed on some buttons and hair elastics.  You were wondering what those buttons were for in the above photo, weren’t you!

Kid's chef's hat - extendable fastening by you.

The hat fits Alice fine at the moment just velcroed closed, but with the buttons and elastic it will continue to fit her as her head grows (it looked rather dashing on her father when he tried it on).  Necessity is truly the mother of invention!  The apron and hat were a huge hit at the party.


25 thoughts on “For the aspiring chef

  1. YAY YAY YAY! I was in need of a hat tutorial! And just like that yougave it to me! Thank you thank you thank you!
    Still catching up on some blogs- so sad to have missed out on so much lately, but I am trying to get better with my blogging! So busy these days with baby number 2- much more so than I ever thought I would be!

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