I finally used the book Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing that I received for Christmas last year. It's a beautiful book and the weather is perfect for a sunhat. I used scraps of IKEA fabric leftover from a framing project.

The pattern was fairly easy to follow. The top stitching does take some time. I recommend having something entertaining to listen to. My only issue is the fit. There's only one size of the pattern and it appears my head runs a little small. The hat comes down and almost covers my eyes. I love the big brim and it's great for sitting and reading but definitely not a driving hat and walking should be done with caution. But, it's cute and the proportions are a little dramatic, in the "it's impossible to make eye contact with others" kind of way. If I went to the beach I would definitely bring it along.