Keep the kid’s ears toasty warm and learn how to make an easy fleece hat with this super easy Fleece Hat Tutorial!
Fleece Hat Tutorial
Nothing better on a cold and windy day than a warm Fleece Hat! (Especially one that you can make in about 10 minutes.)
Check out how quickly and easily you can make a hat for your little one with this Easy Fleece Hat Tutorial! (Looking for more free patterns? Be sure to check out my free patterns and tutorials page here.)
I was lucky enough to be able to test out this adorable Ruffled Collared Cape from my friend Jenny over at Seamingly Smitten. Isn’t it cute???
The Cape was very easy and only took about an hour to sew together. I had some leftover fleece fabric, so I decided to make an easy fleece hat to go with the cape.
Making the hat ended up being such a piece of cake, I wanted to share the fleece hat tutorial with you today! Check out the darling kitty cat version and matching 5-minute scarf here.
How to make a Fleece hat:
- Fleece fabric
- Measuring tape
- Thread and sewing machine
Fleece hat instructions:
Step 1: Get your measurements and cut fleece.
Measure around your model’s head for the width. (Mine was about 20 inches.) Add half an inch for the seam allowance.
Next, measure from the top of the head to where you want the hat to fall, as shown in the picture below. (I wanted my hat to sit below her ears, that was 8 inches.) Add 2 or 3 inches for the fringe. (I added 3 inches.) Add 1 more inch for the hem.
(My fabric measurement was 20.5 inches wide by 12 (8 + 3 +1) inches tall. She is 4.)
When cutting the fabric, you want the stretch of the fabric to be going side to side, so the hat will have a little stretch around the head.
Step 2: Assembling the fleece hat.
Line up fleece, right sides together and sew up the side using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Next, Fold the bottom hem under 1 inch and pin in place.
Using a zig zag stitch or another decorative stretch stitch, sew over the edge of the folded hem. (This can also be sewn by hand.)
Next, cut the top end into an even fringe. (I cut mine about 2.25 inches long. I figured I could always cut the strips longer or trim the tips if needed, but this length was perfect.)
Cut a strip of fleece 11 inches long by about .75 inches wide, this is for the tie to gather the top with.
With your hand, gather the top of the hat, right under the fringe as evenly as possible. Tie securely with the strip of fabric.
Tada! An adorable fleece hat made in under 30 minutes!
If you make one of these, be sure to come back and share to my Facebook Page!