No Fly Away Sunhat- DIY

We are in Hawaii this week on vacation.  In preparation, I tried to find great sun protecting gear.  My oldest pretty much hates everything that is new.  You should have seen the scene on the beach yesterday trying to get her into this new sun shielding shirt.

She eventually got over it, but man the fit was as intense as the sun!

She eventually got over it, but man the fit was as intense as the sun!

Meanwhile, Maren looked like this.  Can you find her in there in between her life vest, sun shirt and hat?

Meanwhile, Maren looked like this.  Can you find her in there in between her life vest, sun shirt and hat?

Maisy needed a sunhat too.  I tried every hat with a strap option out there. I bought and returned from Zappos (the same way we do shoe shopping), no winners.  We went to three actual stores.  No winners.  They all felt "poopy". Finally she declared that she liked the hat she already had.  The problem was no strap (beach fly away hazard!).

Un strapped hat, strapped hat.

Un strapped hat, strapped hat.

To the trusty craft ribbon drawer I went.  I got out a needle and thread and attached a portion of ribbon right above where each ear would be to the seam of the hat.  Ten minutes later a Maisy approved sun hat with a strap was born.  I still couldn’t get her to actually put it on at the beach yesterday, but we are only on day one. Her cheeks got a bit rosey, so I laid down the law that next time the hat WILL be worn.  Wish me luck.  I should follow my own advice- I look like a lobster today. This sun is intense!

 

Maisy approved.

Maisy approved.

Hopefully it will continue to be approved! 

Hopefully it will continue to be approved! 

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becky

I'm a part-time work from home, full time stay at home mom to two daughters and an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We are enjoying our last year before big girl school, playing with friends, swapping childcare to get the job done and getting crafty when we can fit it in. We live together in a wonderful community that we are truly thankful for and proud to be a part of. It takes a village and this is ours.