Basic Hat With Bear Ears – free fleece hat pattern

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Basic Hat that’s Beary Cute

I love this free fleece hat sewing pattern. It comes in sizes baby to adult. The bear hat is so cute and looks easy to sew. Great beginner DIY idea.  This free fleece hat pattern is easy to sew  It’s  a great variation on the Basic Hat that’s fun and cute.  It’s a snap to make your little cub adorable!

You will need:

A printed out version of the Free Fleece Fun Basic hat pattern PDF.
A print out of the Bear Ears Pattern
Contrasting fleece fabric, 1/3 yard for main color, scraps for contrasting inner ear (you could actually make several from this)
Thread (Preferable a contrasting color)

Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)

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 to download the .pdf !

Video tutorial (for ears begins at 1:15)

1- Cut out the pattern


You can find directions on how to assemble the patterns for this project (if needed) here.  Cut out both of the patterns.  For contrast I recommend cutting out the ear interior (the smaller piece) with a contrasting fabric. If you want the ear to have a dent make the top and bottom of the line on the interior ear pieces on the right side of the fabric.

2 – Pin and Sew the Ears

This is the trickiest part of the pattern.  Taking an exterior and interior ear piece, put right sides together and line up the bottoms of the pieces. The exterior is larger than the interior so your ear will have a nice outline.  Line up all the exterior edges of the piece and pin (this will cause the back to bubble). I like to use a lot of pins to get this right. For a baby hat use a .5 inch seam, for a child /adult hat use a .25 inch seam.  Sew top stitch seam on ear if desired.

3 – Place Ears and Sew Hat

Place and pin the ears where you would like them to be on the hat (a third of the way down seams to work well).  You want the tops of the ears facing in, sitting on the right side of the fabric, you will then place the other half of the hat (right side down) on top.  Then follow the directions for the basic hat and you’re finished! Tip: Because of the multiple layers sew slowly over the sections with the ears – it will keep the stitches more even.

Angel Hickman Peterson

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, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Angel Hickman Peterson
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