Trapper Hat Pattern – The Rocker Trapper Hat

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com This free trapper hat pattern has a secret!  You can make a warm trapper hat that hides a set of earphones. Listen to your favorite mp3 player while keeping warm. Pattern can also be made without earphone inserts.

You’ll need:
1/2 yard fleece (for exterior and lining) or
1/2 yard jersey knit for lining
1/8 faux fur (optional)
rotary cutter and mat
over the ear headphones (optional)

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com


Download the free pattern here, tutorial below.

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 !
Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com
Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com

Video tutorial here, written below:

1 – Cut out pattern

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here)

Decide if you are making a hat with fur trim or not

For the hat you will need cut out
1 of the exterior front
1 of the exterior back
1 lining front
1 lining back
1 front piece of fur (optional)
Tip: to cut out the fur trace an outline on the the back side of the cloth – it will be easier to cut out than pining the pattern piece and trimming. Also be sure to shake it out outside to get rid of stray fur.
1 front piece of fleece (optional)
6 to 12 strips of fleece about 6 inches in length (optional)

If you are making headphone inserts you will need to trace a box around one of the headphones you are using to insert – be sure to leave room for a .23 seam allowance.

Note:  You could upcycle an old sweater for this hat exterior.  For the lining you could make it from fleece or jersey knit.

 

2 – Begin to make the hat

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com If you are adding the optional front piece you will need to make this first.  With right sides together sew the fur piece to the fleece piece,using a .5 inch seam allowance leaving the bottom open for turning.

Trim corners.
Turn right side Line up bottom with the hat (see picture) baste into place along the bottom and tack into place in three to four spots along the top.

 

3- Sew the exterior together

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com 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.  Using a .5 inch seam allowance sew the side seams together leaving the v open.

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 seam.

4 – Make the braided tassels (optional)

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com If you aren’t making the tassels skip this step.

Gather the strips into two groups.

Sew a straight stitch across the top of each bunch.

Then braid the strips.
Sew across the bottom to secure and cut ends so they are even.
Then sew to the ends of the exterior of the hat – be sure to pin them up out of the way when you add the lining.

5 – Make the lining

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com 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.  Using a .5 inch seam allowance sew the side seams together leaving the v open.

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 seam.

 

6 – Add the earphone pockets (optional)

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com Pin the pocket over the side seam just below eye level.  Sew pocket on using a .25 seam allowance, sewing along three sides leaving the top open.  Repeat on the other side.
Once you’ve sewn the pocket make sure that the earphone can fit into the pocket on each side. Remove ear phones and set them aside.

7- Bring it all together

 

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com Take the lining and stuff it inside the exterior, so right sides 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.

8 – Finishing up

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com Turn right side out using the opening at the top ( work with a it a little as it is a squeeze).  Once turned right side out, stuff the lining of the hat into place.  Top stitch all the way around the hat .25 away from the edge – leaving the gap open if you plan on inserting headphones.

 

9 – Insert the headphones

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com Through the opening in the back insert the headphones into the pockets and let the wire hang out the back.   Just be sure to remove before washing.

10 – Finishing the fur

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com This is a picky thing but it makes the fur cuff look really nice.  Take a pin and pull the fur that gets caught in the seam out. – if make the side seams practically invisible and looks professionally finished.

Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  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.
Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com
Trapper Hat Pattern   The Rocker Trapper Hat by  www.fleecefun.com

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Comments

  1. 1

    sue says

    ohhh, You are beyond fabulous! I would love this in toddler and children sizes for my grandsons age 1.5 and 4.5. Any chance that children’s patterns are coming soon? pretty please :)

  2. 3

    Michelle says

    Agreed! However, I think if you just shrink the pattern to fit the regular kid hat it would work :) trying it tonight!

  3. 4

    Mary says

    I would love to make a few of these, but I have a Mac and can’t download the pattern. Is there anywhere else to get it? Or could you email it to me?

    • 5

      Mary says

      Okay, nevermind. I was clicking on the totally wrong thing. I got it figured out. Thanks for sharing such a great pattern!

  4. 6

    Paula says

    Hi – Brilliant pattern but I’m missing something here. In step 2 you say to tack the top of the fur in place in 2 -3 spots. But when does this top part actually get sewn “properly” in? I don’t see it in the steps. Thanks if you can help! Paula

  5. 7

    Martha L says

    Thanks for these patterns! Is there an inch measurement for the adult caps? The ones I need to make are for 20 inch head size. I don’t know if this is Adult Large or Adult Medium.

    Thanks for your help!

  6. 9

    Muriel Osborne-petryk says

    I absolutely love this pattern. I made in our school colors. I think my grand children and great grand children are going to love them. Thank you so much. 12/17/13

  7. 10

    Erin says

    At the end you made a comment saying to sew around the outside of hat when all done. What would the seam allowance be? And is this how the hole is closed (that was used to turn it right side out?) or do you hand stick it closed? Thank you-

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