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 on the pattern 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 note that fleece can have varying amounts of stretch to it.
For this project you will need:
1/3 yard fleece (check the remnant bin for great deals)
Basic Fleece Hat Tutorial.
Step 1 – Assemble the pattern cut out pieces
You will need to assemble the free pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
Decide on the size of hat you’re making and cut to that line.
On folded cloth pin pattern and cut out. So you have two of the pattern pieces cut out.
Step 2 – Sew the Sides Together
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. Tip – for a smoother hat, stop the seam a finger’s width before the “v”.
Step 3 – Sew the “V” shut
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.)
Step 4 – Make the Brim
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.