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Sew Baby Hat - Free DIY Tutorial for Beginners

  • Material and preparation
  • Sew baby hat
  • Quick guide

Today I want to show you how you can sew a cuddly baby hat even as a beginner. It should not be a 08/15 cap, but a "different" model than the typical beanie, which is currently seen on every corner.
In this manual, I will provide you with a cut for a baby hat, which also protects the ears of your little darling. In the variants at the bottom you will also find references on how to make a reversible cap or a reversible beanie out of it. I have already provided a corresponding sewing pattern for turning bites in the tutorial of the same name.

So you just sew a cute baby hat

Difficulty 1.5 / 5
(also suitable for beginners with this step-by-step guide)
Material costs 2/5
(a piece of fabric with at least 40x40cm and Dekokram - depending on selection by about EUR 5, -)
Time required 1.5 / 5
(including downloading and sticking the cut depending on the exercise 1.5h)

Material and preparation

The material selection

This cut is designed for stretchy fabrics so the hat will not crush your baby. Basically, you can also use woven fabric, but at least the cuffs should be stretchy, so that the cap sits well and the cut parts are a bit more generous. The cut in this manual is adapted for a head circumference of about 42 to 43 cm. You can zoom in or out at any time as long as the conditions remain the same. So you calculate the percentage difference in the head circumference and then print in that percentage to get another size that suits your baby.

The amount of material

For the size in my cut (suitable for head circumference 42 to 43 cm) you come out with a piece of fabric of at least 40 × 40 cm. There is also a ribbon, which you may want to sew on, with a length of 50-60 cm depending on your wishes and the ornaments of your choice. I opted for a yellow jersey piping. This can be replaced at any time by strips of fabric with rolled seams, lace, pompom braid or whatever you like. You can also simply omit this decoration. For a reversible beanie, you'll need a little more fabric, as the triangles from the pattern become a lot longer.

On the cut you will also see a red circle with the inscription "DEKO unilaterally optional". Here you can, for example, attach an appliqué or sew on a bow. I do not want to use any of it, but by way of illustration I've folded a strip of fabric and fixed it with a pin.

The pattern

My template is designed for a head circumference of 42-43 cm. As already described above, it should be possible to increase or decrease by a percentage change in print size. Who wants it exactly, measures the head circumference of the baby and deducts 10%. That's the size of the baby hat. The Beanie tutorial also describes in detail how to make the cut for a reversible hat yourself. Since the lower part is cut in the break, halve by two. Then you can see how many inches the hat needs to narrow or narrow to fit. Remember to add or remove 1 / 8th of the upper parts too.

The cut is kept very simple. It consists only of two parts. The big cut part becomes a cap collar, cut twice plus seam allowances twice in a break. The small cut part is cut (also with seam allowances, which are still to be added) 4x and thus forms the cap top.

Tip: Pay attention to the threadline when cutting. For the large section, the top should be down, with the small parts facing up. This ensures that the subject is not "upside down".

On the large section you will also see a red circle with the inscription "DEKO unilaterally optional". This means that you can attach ornaments to the outside of the cap bottom at this point. Of course, these are basically everywhere possible, but this place is particularly suitable for loops, applications or rhinestones.

Sew baby hat

Cut all the pieces and apply the decorations you want.
Place two of the rounded triangles right to right (with the "nice" sides facing each other) and sew them together on one side of a sheet. Fold the pieces of fabric apart and put the next triangle on one edge and sew this too. Repeat this with the fourth triangle and close the round.

Tip: Alternatively, sew two triangles together and join the two newly formed cut pieces seam to seam and fix them. This will ensure that all triangles coincide exactly in the middle.

With the cap band you also put both parts together right to right. If you want to sew in a band at the bottom, place it between both pieces in such a way that the end of the band points towards the top.

Tip: The band can pass through to the other side or two open bands can be attached. Jersey bias binding is best for that. How you can create bias tape yourself, I have already described in detail in the same tutorial.

I do not want to attach a ribbon, as my baby likes to tear off the cap from it, so I've drawn a slight curve. I will simply close the earflaps rounded.

Sew down everything together. Sew on at the beginning and at the end. Then unfold the fabric layers and put the opposite sides together edge to edge. Close this page too. Cut back wider seam allowances slightly and apply this fabric piece. Make all corners and curves beautiful.

Tip: It is better not to use a pair of scissors or parting aids to shape it as this could damage the fabric.

I would like to attach a piping, so I lay down first both layers of the bottom seam on seam and mark myself (as in the cuff sew on) my four control points. Cut a 2.5 cm wide band in the length of the head circumference plus seam allowance and close it in a circle. I fold it in the middle and put the open ends edge-to-edge on the open side of the cap collar. I fix all layers with Wonderclips.

Tip: For thin fabrics and a few fabric layers I prefer to work with pins. With this sweat, which I already process in four layers in this case, Wonderclips are better, because you do not forgive the fabric.

Now I sew these four layers together in a narrow edged seam allowance. Then I put on the upper part of the cap with the four control points. If not already done (for example, by a seam with the overlock), the seam allowances can now be serged.

Already the baby hat is ready!


As already mentioned, the cap can also be fed in the upper part and thus made into a reversible cap. In addition, the upper triangles can be extended arbitrarily to achieve a pointed cap effect. If you want, you can also use a different motif for each triangle.

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Quick guide

1. Print out the pattern, stick it together and cut it out
2. Maybe adapt SM to the size of your baby
3. Cut with seam allowances
4. Apply decorations if desired
5. Sew triangles together for the upper part of the cap
6. Lay the bottoms on the right on the right and possibly slip on the diagonal ribbing
7. Sew together lower side
8. Open and shape the ring, sew together
9. Turning and forming
10. Sew on the piping
11. Sew together the upper and lower parts

And done!

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