We have the perfect gift for your next baby shower! We are going to show you How To Make A Baby Hat with Free Printable Pattern! I love bringing you guys fun sewing projects and I love this little hat! It is so cute and soft. This project is easy to sew and would make a wonderful gift for new and expecting moms. I made some of these to give away as a nice baby shower gift. You can make these for about a dollar apiece, sometimes even less. It is so much cheaper than buying them in-store. These hats will keep your little one’s head nice and warm. Newborns get cold easily so it is important to keep them cozy. This sewing project includes a free printable pattern to help you cut out the bunny ear shape as well as the band for your hat. Looking for a bigger or smaller size of this pattern? Then check out our tutorial on how to scale a pattern up and down. I used some cute print knit jersey fabric for my hats, but you could use some scrap fabric as long as you had at least half of a yard. These turned out so great and I am so glad that I came across this cute hat pattern.
Once you have your fabric, you’ll only need a few basic supplies. The only thing I needed that I didn’t already have was the matching stretch thread. You can pick some up from the link below. Gather up the rest of your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!
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What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 yard of jersey knit fabric
- Free Printable Pattern
- Matching stretch thread
- Ball point needle for knit fabrics
- Turning tool or chopstick
- Optional Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Measuring tape
- Thread nippers
- Sewing machine
How To Make A Baby Hat with Free Printable Pattern
To start off this how to make a baby hat with free printable pattern sewing tutorial by washing, drying, and pressing your fabric. This process acts as a preshrink for the fabric so that it doesn’t get messed up the first time you wash it. Pressing your fabric also makes it easier to cut. Once you have done that, you’ll need to print and assemble the included free pattern. Tape the “bunny ears” onto the Hat piece of the pattern. You’ll need to place the pattern pieces parallel to the stretch of the fabric. Fold your fabric with the right sides facing together. Place the Band pattern piece on the fold and pin in place. Place the Hat pattern piece with the bunny ears attached (now called the Baby Hat) to the right of the Band and pin or clip in place. Cut your pieces, unpin, and set them aside.
Now, take the band piece and fold it with right sides facing together and raw edges touching. Pin or clip it together.
Now it’s time to sew! Using a ¼ ” seam allowance, close the opening with a straight stitch.
Using a warm iron, press the seam flat. This will help it lay better for the next steps.
Fold the hat band in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together and the raw edges touching. Using your warm iron, press all the way around. We are about halfway through this how-to make a baby hat with a free printable pattern sewing tutorial!
Now we are going to start putting the top of the hat together. Place the Baby Hat pattern pieces with the right sides facing together and pin or clip them together.
Head back over to your sewing machine and using a ¼ ” seam allowance, sew around the perimeter of the Baby Hat, making sure to leave the bottom open. Take your time here and you shouldn’t have any trouble sewing the curves. Once you are finished, trim your seam allowance and clip your curves.
Turn your hat right side out and press flat.
Next on this how to make a baby hat with free printable pattern sewing tutorial, we will put the pieces together! Slide the Band up the Baby Hat with raw edges facing down until the raw edges of the Band and the Baby Hat are aligned. Line up the seam of the Band with one of the side seams of the Baby Hat. Pin or clip into place.
For the last step in this baby hat sewing tutorial, sew all the way around the perimeter using a 1/2 ” seam allowance connecting the band to the hat.
Press and that’s it! Now you know how to make a baby hat with free printable pattern! You can make 2 hats from 1/2 yard of fabric for the 6-12 months and smaller or one hat in a larger size. These little hats are so cute and I love how easy they were to make. They would make great gifts for a baby shower!
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- Fold your fabric with right sides facing.
- Place the Band pattern piece on the fold and pin in place. Place the Hat pattern piece with the bunny ears attached (now called the Baby Hat) to the right of the Band and pin or clip in place.
- Cut your pieces, unpin, and set aside.
- Fold the Band with right sides facing together and raw edges touching and pin or clip together. Using a ¼ " seam allowance, close the opening. Using a warm iron, press the seam.
- Fold the hat band in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and raw edges touching. Using your warm iron, press all the way around.
- Place the Baby Hat pattern pieces with right sides facing together and pin or clip together.
- Using a ¼ " seam allowance, sew around the perimeter of the Baby Hat, making sure to leave the bottom open. Trim your seams and clip your curves.
- Turn your hat right side out and press.
- With the raw edge facing down, slide the Band up the Baby Hat, until the raw edges of the Band and the Baby Hat are aligned. Line up the seam of the Band with one of the side seams of the Baby Hat. Pin or clip into place.
- Using a 1/2 " seam allowance, sew all the way around the perimeter, connecting the band to the hat. Press. Enjoy!
You can make 2 hats from 1/2 yard of fabric for the 6-12 months and smaller.
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