Tip: Make multiple ribbons so you can switch them out to go with different outfits.
You will need the following:
A printed out version of the Free Fleece fun doll fleece hat pattern PDF.
1/4 yard polar fleece (you could actually make several from this)
1 yard 1/2 ribbon
1/8 yard (or less really a scrap) of fusible interfacing
Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)
Lighter or match (to finish ribbon ends)
18 inch doll fleece hat free pattern tutorial
1 – Getting started
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.)
2 – Mark where the Ribbon will go
You will notice that on the pattern there are dark vertical lines. These are where the slits/ button holes will go. Mark the top and bottom with a fabric pencil or pen on the right side of the fabric.
4 – Snip Holes
Snip holes where you marked on each of the pieces.
5 – Pin and sew
Pin right sides together. Using a .25 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.)
6 – Finish sewing the top of hat
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.)
Finish the Hat
Turn the brim edge under .25 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.
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.