Easy Fleece Hat Pattern
I’m always the one at the store digging around in the bargain bin fabric. Is it just me or is there something about discounted fabric that is just….exciting? It seems like most of my sewing projects tend to be made with scraps or small pieces so I love finding a deal and adding to my fabric bin at home.
I had to run errands a few weeks ago and I came across fleece in prints for only $2.97 per yard! So I stocked up and came home and sat down in front of my sewing machine trying to figure out what I should make first. Being that it’s winter here and still will be for a while yet I decided that a fleece hat would be the perfect project!
This fleece hat pattern is so easy to put together you will wonder why you haven’t made these already. These are definitely going to be my stocking stuffers for the whole family next year! Even if you aren’t a sewer you can make these! All they require for sewing is one simple straight line. Start to finish this project takes no more than 10 minutes tops. 🙂 Enjoy!
Start by measuring your hat-wearer’s head. Fleece is a little stretchy so you don’t need to add in much extra but just to make sure, I would add an extra 1/2 inch onto your measurement. This measurement will be the width.
Now for the length here are some measurements:
Baby – 10 inches
Toddler & Child – 13 inches
Adult – 15- 17 inches
Those measurements may be give or take depending on the size of the hat-wearer’s head.
Fold the fleece the wrong side out and stitch a straight line down the cut sides to keep them together.
I used a zigzag stitch just for extra strength. This could easily be hand sewn. Leave 2 inches unsewn along this straight line at the top of the hat for the next step.
Take a rotary cutter or scissors and cut 2 inch long strips across the top of the hat. Turn the hat right side out.
Gather all the cut strips together and tie with another thin piece of fleece. Fold up the bottom of the hat as many times as needed.
Tada! So this is such an easy fleece hat pattern, anyone can do it! For my little one I can get 3 hats out of 1/2 yard of fleece or I could do one hat for me and one hat for him with some fleece left over from the 1/2 yard. I usually get my fabric from Fabric.com.
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What fun projects do you make with fleece?