Panama Summer Hat Video Tutorial

With the onset of hot summer, we took care of our kids and sewed for them new Panama - 4 petal summer hats. We made the hat brim enlarged that will reliably protect baby's head, neck and shoulders from the sun while going to the beach, park or just while playing in the garden. The wide field can be laid in front and fixed on the forehead in the form of a flap of the visor, or relaxed to cover the face as much as possible. We also add the ties which can be used to hold the hat on the head so that the wind couldn't blow it from it, and when the hat is turned over - ties are lovely decorative detail. But if you decide not to make them, then the panama will easily become reversible. The tutorial is quite simple and it is available to beginners with minimal sewing skills.

Panama Summer Hat Pattern:


Finished sizes: preemie – 3 years / head circumference from 9” to 20”/ 23-51 cm


Material List


I use 100% cotton fabric

Floral print cotton fabric – the main fabric:
From 26 inches* 18 inches (65 cm*45 cm) to 30 inches* 20 inches (75 cm*50 cm) according to sizes

Linen fabric:
From 25.5 inches* 14 inches (65 cm*35 cm) to 30 inches* 16 inches (75 cm*40 cm) according to sizes

Woven interfacing (Pellon for example):
From 14 inches*14 inches (35 cm*35 cm) to 16 inches *16 inches (40 cm *40 cm)




Sewing machine, Ruler, Scissors, Pencil, Pins, Cutting mat, Threads


Sewing machine setting
In this tutorial I use 2 settings:
Sew lining 2.5 stitches wide
Top stitching 3 stitches wide


File 2 contains:

A detailed, Step by Step Tutorial
Pattern PDF


The tutorial has a lot of detailed illustrations and photos included to help you with every step (17 pages and more than 20 step by step photos).


Pattern available in ENGLISH and is designed to be printed on A4 (21 cm x 29,7 cm) and Letter 8.5-11 inches.


The pattern is available to order on my Etsy shop


If you have any questions please contact me on email or DM on ETSY.

It's super easy -- great for a beginner.

Hope y'all enjoy.