On our THIRD day of freebies this holiday season, I thought it was time to bring to you a new hat pattern. Did you know that I (Katy) started in the handmade selling world with crocheted hats? Putting things on people’s heads apparently is my “thing” and it can be your thing too!
Today’s pattern is a super quick and easy one. Perfect for scrap busting. And even more perfect for people who like fun hats.
This stocking cap pattern comes in four sizes, which should cover the heads of the majority of your family!
XSmall (fits 17″ – 18″ head circumference) – Toddler
Small (fits 19″ – 20″ head circumference) – Child
Medium (fits 21″ – 22″ head circumference) – Teen/Adult
Large (fits 23″ – 24″ head circumference) – Adult
Recommended fabrics: Ponte, sweater knits, liverpool, brushed poly, rayon blends, tshirt knits, upcycled sweaters, etc. Anything with a decent amount of drape to it works best, otherwise the “slouch” won’t happen as well. I suggest washing your fabric before you begin to pre-shrink & help prevent color bleeding in the future.
Cuff piece: Any knits with at least a 20% stretch.
Lay one main hat piece, right side up.
Lay the second main piece on top, right sides together.
Using 1/2″ seam allowance, sew around the two outer edges.
With your fringe piece face down, start rolling it — wrong sides together.
You want this piece to be as close to 1/2″ wide as possible. Baste the top together.
Slide the fringe piece inside the main hat. Make sure to tuck all of the fringe edges inside, so you don’t catch them.
Stitch along the raw edges, using 1/2″ allowance. (You might find this step easier to do with your sewing machine, as it can generally handle a thicker amount of fabric than your serger.)
1. Fold your band piece, right sides together, meeting the short ends together.
2. Now meeting the long ends together, folding in half again.
3. Using 1/2″ seam allowance, sew short raw edges (you will be sewing through four layers).
Flip open your band, enclosing the seam cleanly in the middle. Mark the half points of the band.
Slide the band over the hat body, aligning the raw edges and matching the half-marked points. Note: The band is slightly smaller than the hat body.
Stretching the band only, stitch through all three layers of raw edges.
You’re finished!! So easy, right??
In case you needed it, here is some inspiration from our fabulous group of testers:
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 Pirate Stocking Caps you’ve managed to make from our freebie pattern!