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.