I. Am. So. Excited.
We are kicking off another year of P4P Holiday Freebies and today is the first of FIVE days of freebies. I hope you love each and every one of them as much as I do. We brainstormed pretty hard to find things that were unique, quick to make, and totally giftable for people on your holiday lists. (And if you’re on your own holiday list, we don’t judge at all!) Today’s freebie is like four-in-one! It’s a slouchy headwarmer that can convert into a headband, hat, cowl, and messy bun hat!
Suggested fabrics: Brushed Poly, Rayon/Spandex, (some) Sweater Knits, Cotton Lycras, etc. The fabric has to have a really good stretch and recovery factor.
Cut square: 20” wide x 20” long.
**The average woman’s head size is 21″ in circumference. If your head measures smaller/larger than this, it’s easy to adjust accordingly. I also recommend to add an inch or two if you’re using a thicker cotton/lycra blend or something with a high spandex percentage, as it can be extra tight and end up a little uncomfortable if it’s too tight.
Fold in half, right sides together. Stitch with 1/2” allowance. Turn right side out.
Fold top right corner to meet bottom left corner.
Grab the outer corner (which was top left corner before we folded in the last step) and have it meet the right bottom corner.
Shown folded with the twist.
Grab the top layer of the four raw edges.
Flip it around the entire headband, so you have a pocket with right sides together.
Stitch around open edge closed, leaving a 2-3” opening for turning.
Pull your headband back through opening, turning it right-sides out.
Blind stitch opening shut.
And now comes the fun part! This headwarmer can be worn FOUR different ways. Four! Amazing, right? Especially for such a simple sew! You can…..
…rock it as a headband/earwarmer.
…wear it like a hat.
…throw it on over a messy bun.
…or keep your neck warm, while wearing it like a cowl.
As always, we love when you share what you’ve made with us. Head over to the Patterns for Pirates Facebook group and show off the fabulous Slouchy Headwarmer that you’ve managed to make from our freebie pattern! Happy Holidays, friends!
I’m confused on how to wear this as a beanie. With the twist it is confusing me.
Hi, if you are part of the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/patternsforpiratesgroup Katy posted a little video on how the hat will look on and off your head to help.
VERY cool!! Nice tutorial and fun product!! Love your sewing machine cross-stitch print fabric too.
Thank you ever so much for your generous holiday spirit. Your fellow elves are grateful.
That sewing machine fair isle!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
i got the free pattern for the headwarmer but not sure where to down lode it nothing is coming up
There’s nothing to download, it’s just a square measurement (easily adjustable if your head size is larger/smaller than the average) and the tutorial is right here on the blog!
But it says it’s a PDF???
Mary Wilson says
I would love to see it as downloadable instructions.
Mich Armsttonh says
I just take photos with my phone. Hope that helps!