After teaching another serger class today, I realize it's time to post a hat tutorial. And the timing couldn't be better since we are headed out to visit my sister in law this weekend who is expecting a baby girl in October. What could be better than a trio of baby hats!
- Download pattern: here
- Make sure to select "no scaling" when printing and check the 1 inch square guide.
- Any knit fabric will work, but 100% cotton is the best. A old, clean t-shirt works great.
- Seam allowance is about 1/4 inch. Personally, I just use the knife on my serger as my guide.
The pattern includes 2 different top panels; one for a rounded hat and one for a knot hat. If you cut some little half circles you can easily make the rounded hat into a eared hat.
These hats are pretty straight-forward and the construction is generally the same. Sew around the outer edge of the knot hat and the cut edge of the hat bottom.
With wrong sides together, match raw edges of hat bottom and press.
Turn hat upper so the right side is out and press. Match the raw edges and sew around. You could leave the bottom unfolded, or fold it up. Tie a little knot on top and it's done.
For the rounded hat, fold it in half and sew along angled edge. Do this for both pieces, then sew around the outer edge, with wrong sides together. Turn to the right side and finish the same way as described for the knot hat.
For the eared hat, I sewed 2 little half circles, made a little crease and sewed them evenly spaced in between the 2 rounded hat layers.
There you have it. One simple pattern, 3 cute hats.
Those are darling - and what a nice baby gift! thanks!ReplyDelete
those are so cute, thanks for posting - i can't wait to try!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! Great gift for a newborn or for a baby shower!! :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love this! My son was born in May and hasn't had much need for baby hats and you can't find them in larger sizes. I've made them before, but just kind of eyeballed it and I'm glad to have a tutorial! Thanks!ReplyDelete
great tutorial and so, so cute!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness - these are adorable!! Love the three different versions! I hope you will consider adding a photo of these into SewSet! SewSet is a new on-line sewing pattern & tutorial search engine, where users can upload, search, save, find & sew their favorite patterns, tutorials and designers. I would love to have these included in the directory! So cute!ReplyDelete
So adorable! is that a jersey knit? where did you find the fabric?ReplyDelete
The polka dots and stripes are jersey that I ordered online from Hancocks Fabrics and the middle print is Mod Blooms in Aqua knit by Patty Young. I've had these for a while, so I'm not sure that they are still available. Thanks for your comment!Delete
Awesome love the little hats will be making some :)ReplyDelete
love those hats! thanks for sharing pattern and tute.ReplyDelete
Very nice! Looks like a great babygift!ReplyDelete
great I love it :DReplyDelete
Thanks - I have already made one and will be making a few more!ReplyDelete
Love these hats and your tutorial! Came in perfect timing for me. I read your post and made some right away for some new parents. :) Thanks! Oh, and I blogged about it here: http://allthisforthem.blogspot.com/2012/08/newborn-baby-hats.htmlReplyDelete
excellent tutorial...very professional!! Thank you!!ReplyDelete
These are absolutely adorable! I'll be making some soon!ReplyDelete
I came across your tutorial on Pinterest and think the hats are really cute!ReplyDelete
Love these! My babies had some soft hats like these that also tied underneath - really handy at times. I wonder if you could sew little half circles along where the hat bottom attaches to the hat top with little ties hanging down from the half circles.ReplyDelete
wonderful tutorial and perfect timing! i was just asked by a friend to sew something for a new baby, so i bet i will do these! :) lisaReplyDelete
These are so cute. My daughter-in-law is due any day so I better get busy! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great tutorial...I made 4 in no time at all. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I love these! They are so cute! Going to make some tomorrow :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for this great tutorial ! Love these hats and have made some for all these little ones near by.ReplyDelete
love, Marina (Germany)
i commented about a month ago, and since then have made them! here's my first of what i imagine to be many batches! thanks so much, again, for your patterns and very clear instructions! :) lisaReplyDelete
super cute! and simple taboot!ReplyDelete
can't wait to explore the rest of your blog!
come and visit us over at www.thesitsgirls.com!
I just finished one of these as a baby present, perfect pattern and tutorial! I actually lined it, so the seams would not be rough in the inside. Turned out really pretty. Thank you so much!ReplyDelete
Love these!! Thankyou so much :o)ReplyDelete
These are great! Thanks so much for posting this. Also your kimono pjs are amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great pattern! I made a few for my son and he looks so cute in them. I blogged about it on fromscratchmom.blogspot.ca Thanks again!ReplyDelete
thank you for the great pattern! They are really cuties, those hats. Since there are twins on the way, I got to make a lot of them ;)ReplyDelete
wondering what size you used on the ear pieces?ReplyDelete
Do you have other sizes love this used fleece came out wonderful where can i get other sizes? here is my adddress firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I used a t-shirt with the logo of the team my son coaches to make this for his baby. Adorable! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the good pattern! Made it, and linked it! :) (in dutch)ReplyDelete
Of course I find this when my serger is broken!ReplyDelete
Wooooow. Dankeschön :-)ReplyDelete
thanks so much for posting this! I don't sew, but my mom does, and I sent it to her. I have a newborn and we need fleece winter hats...all the store bought ones are too big! (She has a tiny head!) So grandma is going to make us some. this is PERFECT.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the free patterns and the tutorials.ReplyDelete
Mery Christmas form Belgium.
fantastic and cute turorial. looks sooo simple. question: where can I get other sizes? toddler and child?do I add an inch per size or one inch or what do you think? thanks for any help anyone. email: email@example.comReplyDelete
thank you for your generosity!ReplyDelete
what if I don't have a serger, can I do these for grandbaby on my machine?ReplyDelete
The hat is very beautiful and very warm, very suitable for baby wearReplyDelete
I just made a hat, but it appears to be too small to fit on a newborn's head. Anyone else have this concern?ReplyDelete
have to make even more - my grandson wears one every day! Thank you!!!ReplyDelete
Merci pour ce superbe "tuto" : grâce à vous , j'ai fait un adorable bonnet de lutin à ma petite-fille .clbReplyDelete
With two antennas instead of ears, it will be perfect for bee costume! Thank you very much!ReplyDelete
With two antennas will be perfect with the bee costume!! Thank you very much!ReplyDelete
These are nice! Do i understand it correctly that the seam allowance is already included in the pattern?ReplyDelete
have made two now... the knotted and the ones with the bear ears... so incredibly simple, thank you!ReplyDelete
These caps are very cute and easy to sew. I like all of these.ReplyDelete
Love these! How much fabric do you need to make them?ReplyDelete
Not much. Maybe 1/4 yard for each?Delete
Anyone have any idea how much smaller to make these for preemies?ReplyDelete
I am printing at 88% for a 10" circumference hat and 68% for a 8" circumference hatDelete
Perfect! Made them from unused knit pillow case and it was very fast and easy! Thank you VERY much!!!ReplyDelete
I must have done something wrong. As soon as I sewed on the bottom piece it lost its stretch. I'm a total newbie.ReplyDelete
ADORABLE! Thank you sooo much for sharing! xoReplyDelete