If you’ve been around the blog lately or following me on Instagram, you know that we’re just weeks (days??) away from welcoming baby boy number five. So I’ve been cooking easy meals and making last minute baby items. Baby pants are among my absolute favorite things to sew for babies, and I decided baby also needs some matching hats! I have a free hat pattern to share with you, so all the babies in your life can be covered from head to toe. :)
Baby hats are a necessity for a fall or winter baby, and knit hats are just so cute and cozy.
This pattern is super quick and easy to sew! It takes less than 1/4 yard of knit fabric, so you can use up some scraps.
- less than 1/4yd knit fabric
- serger or sewing machine that can zig-zag
- scissors or rotary cutter
1. After you’ve taped the pattern together, cut out your fabric. This is how the fabric looks opened up:
2. Fold the fabric right sides together and sew along the long curved side, leaving about 3 inches open on each end.
3. Fold the fabric in half, wrong sides together – this will put your seam on the inside. Fold the hat as shown in the photo below, matching up the points. You will have four layers of fabric together. Sew all four layers together from one point to the side, using either a serger or a zig-zag stitch. If you are using a serger, leave the tails long. If you are using a zig-zag stitch, be sure to back-stitch at the ends.
4. Turn the hat and sew together the next four layers of fabric. Again, leave the tails long if you’re using a serger.
5. Continue to turn the hat, matching up the four layers of fabric, and sewing them together. All the seams should be coming together at a point at the top.
7. When you’re finished with all the seams, it should look like the photo below. If you used a serger, tie all the tails so they don’t unravel before cutting them.
Now turn your hat right side out and cuff!
Since I don’t have a baby to model this hat yet, this old baby doll of mine will have to do. ;)
It’s obviously a little big for the doll, but will be perfect for baby!
This baby hat pattern goes perfectly with my free newborn baby pants pattern!
I mean seriously… how cute is this??!! I think baby might be coming in home in one of these outfits!
The brown striped pants were upcycled (which is also why they’re longer… since my babies tend to grow longer instead of chubbier, I didn’t bother to cut the pattern shorter to account for re-using the hem). The arrows came from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and the plaid from Girl Charlee.
Happy baby sewing!