This is the baby hat sewing pattern that you need to make! Choose the basic baby hat or a top knot baby hat pattern for your little newborn bundle of joy.
The FREE Baby Hat Sewing Pattern and Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern with a PDF download including the tutorial! Baby Cap Pattern in sizes preemie through 12 months so it is perfect for infants and big babies.
This cute little baby cap is made out of soft knit fabric and comes with a fitted top and a cuff that can be rolled up for more cuteness, and can be made with a top knot as well too.
The baby hat pattern can be made with interlock knit, jersey knit, or even rib knit (I would size down for this option). I used an organic interlock knit for the batch that I made. Some of my favorite knits are Fabricworm's organic interlock knits and jersey knits by Art Gallery (so many pretty colors and designs!)
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The baby hat can be sewn with either a sewing machine or serger.
If you are new to sewing knits I have included some helpful tools below. The Baby Hat Sewing Pattern PDF comes in several sizes and options:
- Basic Baby Hat Sewing Pattern and Top Knot Baby Hat Sewing Pattern
- 0 - 3 Months
- 3 - 6 Months
- 6 - 12 Months
- 12 - 24 Months
Have you wondered how to make a cap for a newborn baby at home? The steps are incredibly easy and you will be making them by the dozen!!!
Baby Hat Pattern Supplies Needed
- Jersey Knit Fabric with at least 50% stretch
- Clear Plastic Ruler
- Rotary Cutter
- Self Healing Mat
- Walking Foot (* Optional but very helpful)
- Pins or Clips
- Stretch Thread
- Jersey Ball Point Needle
- FREE Baby Hat Pattern
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Baby Hat Sewing Pattern Instructions:
**The pattern has been updated to include a top knot baby hat version as well.
How To Sew A Baby Hat
Or watch the video below for more tips.
- Assemble the Basic Baby Hat PDF Pattern, being sure to measure the 1" square.
- Place the baby hat top piece parallel to the stretch of the fabric and cut 2 from the top piece.
- Place the hatband pattern on the fabric fold and cut 1 hatband piece from the pattern.
- Pin or clip the short side of the baby hatband.
- Fold the baby hat top piece in half aligning the raw edges of the V shape created by the dart.
- Sew 1/4" seam allowance along the short side of the baby hatband piece to form one round (connected) piece.
- Sew 1/4" seam allowance along the raw edge of the dart (angled edge). Repeat for the other hat top piece.
- Press the dart open or to one side.
- 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.
- Once angled edges are sewn, place hat pieces Right Sides Together lining up the darts and clip or pin in place to secure.
- Sew 1/4" seam allowance around the curved edge from one side to another.
- Turn hat top piece right side out being sure to roll the seam allowance out so it lays flat.
- Divide both the hat top and the cuff of the hatband piece into four even quarters and mark with pins.
- 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.
- Line up the four even pin markings and pin the hat and hatband so they are evenly distributed.
- Sew the cuff to the hat using a 1/4in seam.
- Press the seam allowance of the cuff upward and press flat.
- Fold the hat band in half and press. Press the whole baby hat for a nice finish.
******Be sure to make sure that patterns line up before you sew if sewing with directional prints.
***Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabric
- 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.
Watch the Full Video Tutorial Here:
***** You can find the Baby Hat Sewing Pattern in the Resource Library.
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