Hats, Beanies, or Cold Weather Toboggan
Hats, who doesn’t love a hat in cold weather! This tutorial will show you how easy it is to draft a quick pattern using your measurements and then sew together a hat for Baby, kid/tween, and adult! It’s fun, fast, and an easy project.
I will show you how to use some necessary measurements to create a cute hat for everyone in your family! My head is 20 inches around, so I wanted to start with at least a 20 width of fabric. This will enable me to use negative ease to keep it on my head (you can always make it 1-2 inches smaller depending on the fabric stretch). I wanted it to be a little more of a slouchy hat, so I used 8 1/2″ to make the depth of the hat. This will allow some extra in the back of the fabric to slouch. If I wanted this to fit like a Toboggan, I would have used 6″ for the depth. You would take the 2 1/2″ off the height of the fabric and follow the same instructions using the different measurements. (Contact me if you are having any problems)
Let’s Make Hats!
Girl Charlee sent me this super adorable Ugly Sweater Reindeer Diamond Hacci Sweater Knit Fabric; it’s a nice weight and thicker to keep those heads toasty and warm. With this crazy cold front this year, it’s the perfect fabric to use! Even though I was given this material to make a tutorial for you all, my thoughts are my own.
What you will need:
1/2 yard of knit fabric
Paper – 20″ (horizontally) x 11 1/2″ (vertically)
Stretch, jersey, or Ballpoint Needle
Matching all-purpose polyester thread or Coats&Clarks new Eloflex
All of the sewing on this project is 1/4″ seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
Next, you will need to him the raw edge if you prefer; just remember knit doesn’t fray, so finish the raw edge how you would like!
I folded up 1/2 inch and zig-zag around using matching thread.
Tada! You are done! Quick and easy way to make a hat for anyone in your family!
Have a wonderful weekend!!