8.22.2012

Baby Hats - TUTORIAL AND PATTERN


  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. 

50 comments:

  1. Those are darling - and what a nice baby gift! thanks!

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  2. those are so cute, thanks for posting - i can't wait to try!!

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  3. Beautiful!! Great gift for a newborn or for a baby shower!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. 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!

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  5. great tutorial and so, so cute!

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  6. 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!

    Thanks!
    - Jess
    SewSet.com
    MeSewCrazy.com

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  7. So adorable! is that a jersey knit? where did you find the fabric?

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    1. 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!

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  8. Nancy from High Praire ABAugust 24, 2012 at 3:46 AM

    Awesome love the little hats will be making some :)

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  9. love those hats! thanks for sharing pattern and tute.

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  10. Very nice! Looks like a great babygift!

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  11. Thanks - I have already made one and will be making a few more!

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  12. 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.html

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  13. excellent tutorial...very professional!! Thank you!!

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  14. These are absolutely adorable! I'll be making some soon!

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  15. I came across your tutorial on Pinterest and think the hats are really cute!

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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! :) lisa

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  18. These are so cute. My daughter-in-law is due any day so I better get busy! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great tutorial...I made 4 in no time at all. Thank you.

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  20. I love these! They are so cute! Going to make some tomorrow :)

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  21. Thanks for this great tutorial ! Love these hats and have made some for all these little ones near by.

    love, Marina (Germany)

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  22. 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! :) lisa
    http://cucicucicoo.blogspot.it/2012/10/cappelli-da-neonato-newborn-hats.html

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  23. super cute! and simple taboot!

    can't wait to explore the rest of your blog!

    come and visit us over at www.thesitsgirls.com!

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  24. 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!

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  25. Love these!! Thankyou so much :o)

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  26. These are great! Thanks so much for posting this. Also your kimono pjs are amazing!

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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 ;)
    Greetings
    Elawen

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  29. wondering what size you used on the ear pieces?

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  30. Do you have other sizes love this used fleece came out wonderful where can i get other sizes? here is my adddress crazyjeep_honey@yahoo.com

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  31. I used a t-shirt with the logo of the team my son coaches to make this for his baby. Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Thanks for the good pattern! Made it, and linked it! :) (in dutch)

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  33. Of course I find this when my serger is broken!

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  34. Wooooow. Dankeschön :-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Nicole

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  35. 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.

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  36. Thank you so much for the free patterns and the tutorials.
    Mery Christmas form Belgium.

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  37. 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: kkrodgersdaycare@yahoo.com

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  38. what if I don't have a serger, can I do these for grandbaby on my machine?

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  39. The hat is very beautiful and very warm, very suitable for baby wear

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  40. I just made a hat, but it appears to be too small to fit on a newborn's head. Anyone else have this concern?

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  41. have to make even more - my grandson wears one every day! Thank you!!!

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  42. Merci pour ce superbe "tuto" : grâce à vous , j'ai fait un adorable bonnet de lutin à ma petite-fille .clb

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