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Sewing Baby Turnie - Instructions & Patterns

  • Material and preparation
    • material selection
    • amount of material
    • patterns
  • Sew the turning beanie
  • Quick guide

The beanie is a lightweight beanie that you can wear in any season. It protects us from the cold wind and is a great accessory to any outfit. In this tutorial, we show you how to make a stylish reversible beanie for babies.

Due to our cut, the beanie on the back of the head falls loose and looks casual. You can turn this hat and wear from both sides - that means you have even more room for your creativity! The following pattern is for babies and children over 6 months.

Difficulty level 1/5
suitable for beginners

Material costs 1/5
0.5m jersey you get for 6 - 12 € (from the scraps you can still sew a matching pants or loop)

Time expenditure 1/5
½ h

Material and preparation

You need for a turning beanie:

  • Classic sewing machine and / or overlock
  • Jersey or another stretchy fabric (summer sweat / Kuschelsweat)
  • pen
  • paper
  • ruler
  • Pins (Wonder Clips)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Applications (buttons, pompom, label)

Tip: Sommersweat or Kuschelsweat are warmer fabrics that are more suitable for a cap for the colder months.

material selection

For this hat you need two different jersey fabrics, which should fit well together. If you decide on a fabric with a pattern and take a fabric in a solid color, you can not go wrong.

We chose two white fabrics, one with colored confetti (a design by Evelyckandesign) and the other with simple black stripes. Both fabrics are made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex.

amount of material

You need an approx. 60 x 30 cm piece of both fabrics.

Note: You can sew about 3 caps from a 0.5 m piece of jersey fabric (= the smallest amount that can be ordered online). For this reason, it is beneficial to work here with scraps. If you do not need three caps, you can sew a matching triangle scarf or a loop from the rest of the half meter.

You can finally sew buttons or a label, which enhances the beanie a lot.


The pattern is designed for the head circumference from 44 cm to about 61 cm, ie the cap is suitable for both small children and parents.

Tip: For all those who love partnering: Just sew the same beanies for the whole family.

Next, pick up a piece of paper (A3) and draw your pattern using our spreadsheet. The information is in cm.

Dimensions at a glance

head circumferenceABCDe

Tip: If you stand between two sizes, please cut the fabric in the middle of the two sizes.

We transfer the data (A, B, C, D, E) to the A3 paper and record our pattern as shown in the picture. Finally, we connect the two points, creating a bow.

Now we cut out the pattern and put it on the fabric and transfer the cut. Then cut the pattern twice from the two fabrics in the material break (on one of the sides B). Important: The pattern already contains the seam allowances.

Tip: Please take care when cutting to the threadline and the motives!

Sew the turning beanie

We sew the beanie with an elastic seam, eg a zigzag stitch or with an overlock. After we have cut out the two pieces, we sew the two sheets together for both fabrics.

Now we put both fabrics right to right and fasten them with pins or Wonder clips. Then we sew the bottom edge of the cap and we leave a max. 3 cm turnaround opening.

Next we put the fabric right to right, so that the darts meet as exactly as possible. We then attach them with the pins.

Then we sew the crest seam from the beginning to the end of the front middle.

Now we turn the cap and close the turning opening. It is best if you sew the turning opening with the classic sewing machine with a simple grand stitch. If you dare, you can also close the turning opening by hand with the ladder stitch. The disadvantage is that although it takes longer than with the sewing machine, but for the stitch is barely visible.

Tip: You can also close the turning opening with a textile glue. This saves you work and the opening is barely visible.

Finally, we sew a pretty label made of imitation leather on the side of the cap.

Tip: If you like, you can sew decorative buttons or even a bobble on the hat.

The Turning Beanie is now ready and ready!

Quick guide

1. Sketch and cut out the pattern
2. Transfer the pattern to both fabrics and cut to size in the material break
3. Place the fabrics right to right and sew the bottom edge together
4. Leave the turning opening free at the lower edge
5. Sew the four side sheets together
6. Lay the fabric on the right side so that the darts overlap
7. Sew the crown seam from the beginning to the end of the front center
8. Turn beanie
9. Close the turning opening
10. Attach applications

Have fun sewing!

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