Make a Fun Fleece Winter Hat

Please follow along with Spark Maker Ashby Carlisle The hat we are making is made out of fleece. It can be worn in a number of different ways, and there are lots of different possibilities for embellishing it. $5 to watch/download and follow along!

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Materials and Directions 

Fleece

Cotton

Thread

Newspaper

Sewing machine

Straight pins

 

 

Scissors

 

 

Measuring tape or string

 

 

Ruler

Craft yarn/ embroidery floss

½ yard fleece

30” x 2 ¼ “strip of cotton similar to quilting material

Regular

At least two full pages

One you are comfortable with using

Fabric shears

Optional for embellishments 

Directions:

  1.  Measure head size and add 3”, 4”, or 5 “ (depending on how snug a fit you want). This is the circumference of the hat.

  2. Paper pattern – make a rectangle that is 18” tall by ½ the circumference of your hat. Fold the rectangle in ½ and draw half an arch on the top edge. Cut the half arch shape. Open up the pattern.

  3. Cut hat pieces

    • Fold fleece material. Place the 18” edge of the pattern on the fold. Pin. Cut out pattern (do not cut fold). Set aside.

    • Cut 9-10 fleece strips. 12” x 1 – 1 ¼ “ for top embellishment. I cut these strips free-hand.

    • Cut cotton strip one inch longer than your hat circumference and 2 ¼ “wide. 

  4. Sew

    • Take the hat fleece with right sides out. Sew ½” seam down the 18” straight sides. Trim the right side of the seam to ¼” inch. Fold the left side of the seam down flat over the right. Pin. Topstitch. ( A flat felled seam)

    • Cotton strip sews to the bottom of the hat for strength. Pin right sides facing in with extra cotton strip on both sides of the hat. Sew ½” seam. Sew the edges of the strip together close to the hat. Trim seam to ½”. Fold strip over the bottom edge. Fold under ½”. Pin in place and topstitch.

    • Fleece strips fold in half. Arrange folded edges of the strips along the right side of one top arch. Pin and stitch 3/8” seam allowance.

    • Turn hat inside out with right sides on the inside. Check that the strips are lying down flat inside the hat. Pin the front and back arches together. Sew 5/8” seam.

  5. Finish the top 

    • Turn the hat right side out. Tie a half knot in each set of fleece strips.

    • Wrap each fleece strip with craft yarn leaving one inch of fleece at the end.

    • Cut the one inch of each strip into 4 or 5 fringes.

  6. Roll up the bottom of the hat and wear.

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