Fleece Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern (free) with tutorial
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 child to adult for all to enjoy! There is a baby version here.
For this project you will need:
1/2 yard of fleece in 1 or two colors
Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)
Fleece Fun’s free pdf pattern available at the end of the post
Fleece Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern (free) with Tutorial (Video)
Fleece Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern (free) with Tutorial (Written)
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 pieces.
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). You’re finished with fleece hat with ear flaps free pattern.
Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below:
You Might also like these free Fleece Hat Patterns:
- Basic Fleece Hat
- Slouchy Fleece hat
- Fleece Hat with Ribbon
- Monster Fleece hat
- Fleece hat with Bunny Ears
- Fleece Hat with Puppy Ears
- Fleece Hat with Horns
- Fleece Dragon/ dinosaur, cat, pumpkin, viking
- Fleece Hat with Bear Ears
- Unicorn Fleece Hat
Additional Fleece Sewing Projects:
- How to Make a No Sew Fleece Tie Blanket (better method with templates!)
- Bow Ear Warmer Headband
- Fleece Scarf with Pockets
- Red Riding Hood Cape
- Washable Duster
- Warm Mittens
- Easy Fleece Blanket
- Quick Sew Hobo
- Child’s Fleece Robe
- Child’s Fleece Pants
Angel, I was not able to copy the directions for the fleece mittens for children . I kept getting all the pop-ups.WHAT’s THE DEAL??? Mare
Sorry I had a new plugin that was causing havoc but it should be behaving now.
Hi Angel, I’m not able to get the ear flap pattern, I get the basic in it’s place. Am I not finding the right link to follow?? I love the ladies comment from FL about the cotton weight for warmer climates I would so make some for our local hospitals. Thanks for your cute easy ideas😁
Hi Jan I just checked the zip file and it’s correct. Double check your downloads folder.
Absolutely adorable hat…just you Angel..I’m going to make some for the grandkids and the adults….excellent tutorial…fun website..thank you so much..Have a Blessed Day..Gail K.
I live in Florida, so I have no need of fleece’s warmth – this year. Last year, when I lost my hair to chemo, my head was frequently cold. Now I have my chemo curls and no need for heat again, but I do wear hearing aids and drive a very fast golf cart on our adult community streets. I can see this darling cap sewn in some cute novelty quilting weight cottons and worn to keep the wind from blowing off my tiny hearing aids! That’s just for me. For others, I’d love to make some of soft knits for others undergoing the trauma of hair loss and chemo, because its a double whammy painful thing. A comfort cap is so necessary on so many levels. Thank you for your generosity in providing the patterns for both children and adults. Kids feel the pain of hair loss, too.
Oh, you should know that there are ads between your pictures that all say “Download Here” on big green buttons, and they have nothing to do with your sweet cap. That may cause some problems for others.
I cannot find the pattern to print it says “Get the free pattern below” but there is nothing below the writing.
See this video to help you – https://youtu.be/Yt5QJNWyJlE
I bought two fleece blankets for $2.50 at Walmart and cut 7 adult sized hats. These are fun to make. I did plaid and solid reversible. Some I made with no earflaps and just rolled the edge up. Thanks for sharing.
Love the pattern. Could you just email it to me. Thanks so much.
Sorry I cannot email individually please fill out the form.
No pattern attached for hat with ear flaps
Hi Jean, Yes there is. You just need to sign up and a zip file will be sent to you. Fill out the form you passed to make this comment.
Do we have to sign up each time we would like to download each pattern?
Yes, but you won’t get 5 newsletters, you’ll just get the pattern you signed up for.
Hi Angel . our sew group wanted to make beanies for the cancer unit , this will be perfect
Hi! I was tryin to suscribe me to get the hat with ears flaps but there is a “Recaptcha not valid (0.1)” warning and I couldn’t do it. Please help me, I want the pattern
Half an inch unless otherwise stated.
I keep getting an error message when I try to sign up for the pattern. Recaptcha not valid (0.3)
Please check your email. 🙂
Every time I try to enter my email for the pattern I get an error.
HI SHannon sorry you’re having trouble please use a different internet browser like Chrome and it should fix it.
i love your patterns! I made four of the hats and took to church and they fit 4 children from one family, they were thrilled! Thanks so much, just wanted you to know you are making a difference in Peoples lives, and that of my Grandson!
Hi! Thanks for sending me the hat pattern.
Other than the adult size , may I have kids size too? Thanks!
If you have the adult your should have the child size too they are in the same folder.
Hi, just wondering how your sizing works for your hats….do your measurements (shown on the pattern pieces) include the seam allowances? Or do I need to allow for the seam allowance when picking a size?
the measurements are taking into account the seam allowance, and the stretch that fleece gives. So just go by the measurements.
Cannot open the zipped file as you require WinZip, I do not have or wish to purchase WinZip,( too costly). I do have a different PDF program but your site does not give me the option to use anything but WinZip. As I do crafts, I have purchased many, many zipped designs from many different web sites and have never been required to purchase WinZip to unzip them. Very disappointing.
You can absolutely unzip files without WinZip I’m not sure why you think it’s a special requirement of my files. My files are zipped using Windows 10 and not some special software. This sound like a technical problem on your end. And maybe a little bit of googling will provide a solution.
I am also receiving the regular hat pattern in place of the pattern with ear flaps. Could you try sending it again, please?
Not sure what the issue is I just tested it and it works fine.
Thank you for sharing these patterns and your videos. I am new to sewing. I already made 8 basic fleece hats. Fleece from Walmart. Trying the ear warmer and having trouble understanding button holes. So, now I am going to try your other hat pattern. This is already going to be a hit with my coworkers since we work in a cold environment.