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FREE Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

FREE Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

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Learn to sew the CUTEST FREE Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern! Make this your goto newborn top knot hat for all your favorite little babies.


The FREE Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern comes with a PDF download including the tutorial!  The newborn top knot pattern comes in sizes preemie – 24 months.

The Top Baby Hat would make the perfect baby shower gift and can coordinate with Knot Bow Headband Pattern and the Knit Swaddle Blanket.


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The baby hat can be sewn with either a sewing machine or overlock serger. 

 If you are new to sewing knits I have included some helpful notions listed below.  The Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern PDF comes in several sizes and options:

  • Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern and Basic Baby Hat Sewing Pattern
  • Preemie
  • 0 – 3 Months
  • 3 – 6 Months
  • 6 – 12 Months
  • 12 – 24 Months

Baby Hat Pattern Supplies Needed

OR YOU CAN SHOP THE TOP KNOT PDF PATTERN that includes this entire post in a PDF Printable version for only 1.99

Download the Pattern

Find the fabrics used for the Top Knot Hat:

The Fabrics used in this tutorial and video: Peony Paradise fabric line designed by Indy Bloom Design available at Hawthorne Supply Co.

Assemble the Pattern


Or watch the video below for more tips.

******Be sure to make sure that patterns line up before you sew if sewing with directional prints.

***Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabric

Sewing Instructions

  • A Walking Foot will help feed the fabric evenly when sewing with knits
  • Stretch Thread will keep the seams from breaking.
  • Using a Ball Point Needle will help prevent skipped stitches.
  • Spray jersey fabric with starch to and press to stabilize and prevent the edges from rolling.

Top Knot Baby Hat Pattern Tutorial Instructions

  1. Assemble the Top Knot Baby Hat PDF Pattern, being sure to measure the 1″ square.
  2. Place the top knot baby hat top piece parallel to the stretch of the fabric and cut two (2) from the top piece.
  3. Place the hatband pattern on the fabric fold and cut one (1) hatband piece from the pattern.
  4. Pin or clip the short side of the baby hatband.
  5. Place the top knot hat pieces right sides together and pin or clip in place
  6. Sew 1/4″ seam allowance along the short side of the baby hatband piece to form one round (connected) piece.
  7. Press the seam allowance of the hatband piece open. Fold the hat band in half along the long side Wrong Sides Together with the raw edges together and press.
  8. Sew 1/4″ seam allowance around the perimeter of the top knot hat piece from one side to another leaving the bottom open.
  9. Turn top knot hat piece right side out being sure to roll the seam allowance out so it lays flat, use a pencil or pointed object to push the top knot out all the way.
  10. Divide both the hat top and the cuff of the hatband piece into four even quarters and mark with pins.
  11. With the Right Sides of the hatband cuff and hat facing each other place the cuff around the Right Side of the hat.  The folded edge will be on top with the raw edges on the bottom meeting with the raw edges of the hat.
  12. Line up the four even pin markings and pin the hat and hatband so they are evenly distributed.
  13. Sew the cuff to the hat using a 1/4in seam.
  14. Press the seam allowance of the of the cuff upward and press flat.
  15. Fold the cuff upward and press the whole hat for a nice finish.
  16. Tie the top knot of the baby hat and you are finished!

Watch the Video Tutorial on Youtube:

***** You can find the Baby Hat Sewing Pattern in the Resource Library.

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Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Top knot baby hat says it's free but the only one I can find isn't free. Where is the free one?


Wednesday 28th of July 2021



Monday 10th of May 2021

Am I allowed to sell the finished product from your patterns???


Sunday 27th of December 2020

Your *free* pattern is not very free.

Michaela Mahler

Monday 14th of December 2020

Hi Shelly,

does the pattern contain a seam allowance? If yes how much is it.

Thanks and Brgds Micky

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