This Santa Hat how to is a snap to make! You can make a cute Santa Hat to bring holiday cheer to all who wear it… or at least a cute picture!
For the hat you will need:
A printed out version of this pattern.
1/3 yard ( a tad more for the largest size) fleece or felt
1/4 yard furry fleece or contrasting material for the brim and ball
small of batting or fabric scraps
Jingle bell (optional)
Download the free pattern here.
Here’s the video tutorial, written tutorial below:
1 – Cut out the pattern
There are multiple are multiple sizes to this pattern. Please note if using felt – the fabric has no give so consider making a larger size if using felt. Fleece there is a little give to the fabric.
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructionshere . Cut out 2 of the main hat (large triangle). For the brim place on end on fold and cut to proper length – you should have one long strip.
Cut two of the topper out of the same material as the brim.
2 – Begin to sew
Taking the two topper pieces, place them right sides together and sew all the way around the ball with a .5 seam allowance. Leave a gap of about an inch at at the bottom where the tab is for turning.
Turn ball right side out. Put a little stuffing or fabric scraps in the ball to give it some fluff.
Also for some extra Christmas cheer place a jingle bell inside the ball (optional).
3- Sew the hat
Pin the long side of the hat, and pin the topper at the top – pushing the main part of the topper out of the way. You just want to sew the triangle tab into the hat – the part you used to turn the topper right side out.
Sew with a .5 seam allowance along the side of the hat from the bottom to the top.
Stuff the topper into the hat – taking care that it won’t catch into the side seam you are about to sew. Pin the other long side of the triangle.
Sew the long side of the triangle from top (being sure only the sew the “tab” part of the topper) to bottom using a .5 seam allowance.
Turn hat right side out and admire your work thus far.
4 – Sew and Add the Brim
Turn under one side (the long side) of the brim and sew – a .25 seam allowance to make a nice finished edge.
Take right sides of brim together and using a .5 seam allowance sew the two short ends together – making a “loop”
Now take your loop and pin it to the inside of your hat, right side of the brim facing wrong side of the hat – line up the seams to make it look nice.
Sew on the brim using a .5 seam allowance. Trim threads, flip up brim and admire your new hat!