Today I started and finished the mission of sewing a baby hat or beanie. I found an easy free pattern and made a tutorial for you. You may use the size measures of baby hats from any baby clothes store online if you want to make it larger. This is made for a newborn with a head circumference of about 34cm (13,5” around the head). Seam allowance about 1cm (1/2”). I used some of the jersey fabric I got left over when sewing the baby rompers. This is a perfect time to reuse fabrics and old clothes. You may for example use an old t-shirt and cut the hat from it.
You need two pieces – so fold your fabric right to right side. Take your pattern and needle it to the fabric. Then cut out the pieces. My pattern had a bottom width of 18cm (7”) and a center hight of 26cm (10”).
You now have the two pieces which will become the hat. Taaadaa!
Needle the pieces together right to right side. And prepare to start sewing. I choose to sew a light zig-zag length 3 and width 1,5 on my machine. Don´t forget to leave the bottom open.
Iron all seams and fold the bottom wrong to wrong side. I made the fold about 6cm (2,5”) you may adjust it to suit the pattern of your fabric.
Sew around the top of fold. Creating a neat bottom. I put a bit of tape on the machine to get a guidance mark so I would be sewing straight.
Turn the hat right side out and fold from the inside about 3cm (1,2”). The seam you made in the previous step should not be seen but you got some room for adjustments of the folds hight.
Attach the fold by sewing (or stitching by hand) in the seam at both the sides. To make an invisible seam.
Now your baby hat is finished. Easy, right?!
Now that I am in the mood of creating stuff for my baby I have found a great use of Pinterest. This pattern and tutorial is inspired by Spoonflower and the credit is therefore not all mine. Though I made some adjustments. What have you created lately? Feel free to leave a comment – I like to be inspired.
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