This is the muslin of a new bucket hat pattern I've been testing.
It's a FREE pattern from Merchant & Mills.
It's a true bucket with a rather narrow brim. The brim would be stiffer if I had used interfacing, but that stuff is expensive and when I make a muslin it's usually to check the size, and whether or not the style is right for me, so I don't bother with that step.
In this case, I think I'll stick to my other patterns, the ones with wider brims. They just look better on me. More flattering, more feminine.
But if I were going to the beach, and wanting to pack a hat in my beach bag, this one would be perfect.
Every time I try a different pattern, I learn something, and this was no exception. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I like the way it's assembled, and I appreciate the way the crown is slightly rounded at the top, which was created by having the sides a little big larger, requiring a tiny bit of gathering. That's something I will apply in the future, I'm sure.
Check out the photos in the link and if this is the kind of bucket you're looking for, I recommend this pattern without any hesitation.