This free basic fleece hat pattern is the base for many of the hats on Fleece Fun. Master this and you’ll be able to make all the fun variations like the Dragon hat, bear hat, hat with horns or ribbon hat.
The Measurements are for the circumference of the head. So the measurement you would get if you too a measuring tape and wrapped in around a person’s head. Please not that fleece can have varying amounts of stretch to it.
Small – 16 inches or 40.64
Large – 17 inches or 43.18 cm
Small – 17.5 inches or 44.45
Large – 19 inches or 48.26 cm
Small 20 inches or 50.8 cm
Medium 22 inches or 55.88
Large 24 inches or 60.96
You will need the following:
A printed out version of the Free Fleece Fun Basic hat pattern PDF.
1/3 yard polar fleece (you could actually make several from this)
You Can Download the Pattern Here
1 – Getting started
Assemble the pattern. Instructions for this can be found here.
On folded cloth pin pattern and cut out. (Note pattern looks different because it has been modified since the picture was taken – this pattern makes an unflattering cone.) If you do not want a 1 inch brim, trim the bottom of the pattern shorter.
2 – Pin and sew
Pin right sides together. Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew each side of the hat (the long curved side to the point before it dips into a V. Be sure to leave the bottom (the brim) open.)
3 – Finish sewing the top of hat
Now that you’ve sewn the sides of the hat it’s time to close the top. Fold the hat in half so the seams you just sewed are touching. Pin the “v” on each side closed. Sew one seam along the top of the hat closing the v on both sides. (This will make a rounded top.)
4- Finish the Hat
Turn the brim edge under 1 inch (or more/less if you like) pin and sew a zig-zag stitch over the edge of the fabric. Snip any loose threads and turn right side out.
Now you can open the button holes/zig zag boxes. If you want to keep it really simple, (Alternate 3) just snip the holes open.
Using a lighter or match melt the ends of the ribbon so it doesn’t fray (be careful), and thread the ribbon through the hat. Tie into a bow and Tada! Your hat is finished.