Pilot Hat3:35 PM
I decided to change the straps. The tutorial has you make 2 ties under the chin, but I decided to make a chin strap that snaps on the other side, rather than a bow under the chin.
I first made it way too long. Before it looked so nice with smooth seams into the round button end. But today I just hacked it off and zig-zagged it shorter.
The chin strap connects to the opposite corner of the hat with a snap, but I sewed a mock button on top of the snap to look like it buttons.
I reinforced both sides of the snap with fusible interfacing so the knit wouldn't stretch or potentially tear when pulling the snap apart.
Great little hat for this time of year where it's starting to warm up a bit for Spring, but cold enough they still need a hat.