This double lined fleece hat is cute, warm and will work with most of the Halloween Hat packs! Double the warmth of the Original fleece fun hat, this fleece hat with ear flaps pattern comes over the ears to make it perfect for cold weather. Sizes Baby to adult for all to enjoy!
For this project you will need:
1/2 yard of fleece in 1 or two colors
Fleece Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern (free) with Tutorial
Step 1 – Assemble the pattern and cut out pieces
You will need to assemble the free pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
The pattern doubles as the front and back peices.
For the hat you will need cut out
1 of the exterior/ lining front from colors a and b
1 of the exterior/ lining back from colors a and b
You have the option of making the hat reversible by making both the exterior and lining out of fleece.
You can also make the lining out of jersey knit.
Step 2 – Begin to Sew
With right sides together sew the front of the exterior to the back of the exterior (note that the front and the back of the hat are not symmetrical. Use a .5 inch seam allowance sew the side seams together leaving the v open. Repeat with the lining.
Step 3 – Sew the V shut
Then turning the hat, sew the v shut. (Pinch the v together, right sides of the front together, right sides of the back together, pin, sew together in one continuous .5 inch seam).
Step 4 – Snip the curves and bring it together
Cut slits around the top of the curves. of the lining and the exterior.
Take the lining and stuff it inside the exterior, so right sides are touching. (Make sure the two front pieces are touching and the two back pieces are touching).
Line up the seams and the bottoms. Pin the bottoms of the lining and the exterior together.
Sew all the way around the bottom using a .5 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch gap for turning in the back
. Cut slits in curves (taking care not to cut through seam allowance) and trim down places where fabric is bulky (like the ends of the straps). Turn right side out using the opening at the bottom back (work with a it a little as it is a squeeze).
Step 5 –Flip right side out
Once turned right side out, stuff the lining of the hat into place. You can hand sew the gap shut or tuck in the raw edge and sew shut by machine. Top stitch all the way around the base of hat .25 away from the edge (this is optional, but highly recommended).