Polka Dot Boy

This boy is looking remarkable happy considering he just got home from the doctor after being diagnosed with his first ear infection!

Must be the super cute boy version of Rae's Snowblossom Hat. She posted a great tutorial for this hat which she did for her little girl, embellished with some beautiful flowers.

Here's my boy version of her hat. Don't you love this picture....it looks like he's doing an ad campaign for his yogurt.

I sewed this hat in literally 15 minutes, which is a testament to Rae's great tutorial. I did make a few little changes....I can't help myself.

I didn't want to have a seam in front (and it's one less seam to sew) so instead of the width of each of the 4 fabric (2 for inside, 2 for outside) pieces being:
(Head Circumference + 1")/2

I had 1 piece of fabric (1 for each side that is, inside and outside) with a width of:
Head Circumference + 1/2"

This way I had one long piece of fabric that I sewed into a tube and put the seam in the back of the hat. The rest of the instructions I followed, but didn't cut the top into petals, just did a regular fringe.

I also used a cream colored interlock for my inside instead of fleece. The goal was to make it less bulky, which it is, but the downside is that the interlock slips away from the fleece, so it peeks out more than a fleece lining would. I could have done an edge-stitch all the way around, but I was worried it would stretch it and make it rippled looking.

I do love this fleece. Unfortunately, one of the few boy prints I could find. We need a Celebrate the Boy fabric shop. Any takers?

Anyway, another great tutorial from Made-by-Rae....and very easy too! Thanks Rae!


  1. LOVE this!! And this is one of those moments where I'm like "durr, why didn't I think of that?" with getting rid of the front seam, haha! Well, I will definitely be doing it THIS way from now on. :P

    Thanks for sending this on over! You are awesome, and that little boy of yours is ADORBS.

  2. I am going to be making this one for my daughter and son tomorrow. I love the no seam in the front! Thanks!

  3. Love your version! What a great polka dot.

  4. I love it! It's nice seeing it made up for a boy. I think I'll have to make one now.

  5. Hi Ruby!
    I found your blog via Made By Rae and I wondered if you wouldn't mind providing the head circumference you used on this hat? I am making these hats for my niece and nephew for Christmas and I have no idea how big their heads are! I think my nephew looks about the same size as your little boy, though. I actually just posted photos of our family (with the 2 kids) if you would like to compare...

    Thank you in advance for the help and I love how your hat turned out!
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

  6. How adorable! Gotta love that fabric, and your son is so cute!

  7. Hi Ruby! Happy New Year!
    I wanted to let you know I shared the hats I made for my nieces and nephew on my blog today. Thanks so much for your help and advice on this project! They loved their new hats. :)

  8. I love Rae's pattern and your idea for loosing the front seam is great, just made one for my little girl with a lovely plush lining

  9. do you happen to have a pattern the link for raes doesnt work ... thank you !

    1. http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/11/snowblossom-hat-tutorial-by-rae/