Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial

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Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com 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.

Baby

Small – 16 inches or 40.64

Large – 17 inches or 43.18 cm

 

Child

Small – 17.5 inches or 44.45

Large – 19 inches or 48.26 cm

 

Adult

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)
Thread
Sewing Machine


You Can Download the Pattern Here

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope size you want to download the .pdf ! Note:  It says hat with ribbon – but the shape is all you need – disregard the slits for button holes.
Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com

1 – Getting started

Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com  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

Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com 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

Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com 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

Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com 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.

Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Basic Fleece Hat Pattern and Tutorial on www.fleecefun.com

Comments

  1. 1

    Petro says

    I would like to make the articles that can be downloaded because they are lovely as well as handy.

    However, I have come to a complete halt The scale of the paper it is printed on is not defined. As I live in South Africa naturally our measurements will differ from yours. I presume the Fleece Fun kits can be bought or ordered from selected stores in America only.

    This is where my problem comes in. How do I get the patterns to fit without the scale?

    I enjou your articles and products very much!

    • 2

      says

      Hi Petro,
      I can see your frustration. In the US we use the imperial measurement system and the paper is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. However as long as you “print to scale” the scale should be maintained. I will be adding a test print page soon so you can check against that. Currently there aren’t any “Fleece Fun Kits” (although I would love it if there were!) so what is available on the website is all there is.
      – Angel

  2. 3

    Mo Viele says

    I’m making the fleece hats, and just realized that the pattern I printed from the pdf on the website came out a different size than the pdf I downloaded. It would be really helpful to have measurements written on the patterns to make sure they’re printing correctly. Can you tell me the width in inches of the bottom edge of each of the baby, child, and adult basic fleece hat patterns?

    • 4

      says

      Baby

      Small – 16 inches or 40.64

      Large – 17 inches or 43.18 cm

      Child

      Small – 17.5 inches or 44.45

      Large – 19 inches or 48.26 cm

      Adult

      Small 20 inches or 50.8 cm

      Medium 22 inches or 55.88

      Large 24 inches or 60.96

  3. 6

    says

    Thank you for sharing this simple pattern. I am preparing to make a large quantity of fleece hats to send to impoverished children in Ethiopia through our church partnering with Compassion International and I disliked the look of the no-sew patterns I have found (as well as the fact that some of them leave slight holes/gaps which could let cold in). While I am able to sew something more complex, I was looking for a pattern which I could whip together rapidly and still be pleased with the outcome. I believe I have found that here and am very excited to get sewing! I appreciate that you’ve shared your pattern for free, it is a blessing!

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