Thursday, October 23, 2014

Slouchy Beanie hat - FREE pattern for kids clothes week


Project 2 for kids clothes week - HATS! more specifically oh so cool slouchy beanies! Somehow my kids seem to lose about 10 hats each fall/winter season, and we are scrambling in late February to find something that fits...so this year I wanted to be prepared.


This is a great project for all those small pieces of fabric you have left from other projects that you don't know what to do with. Also perfect for up cycling old knit clothing.


 It requires around 1/4 yard of fabric AND (the best part) take about 15 min to sew! no joke, faster on a serger too!


What you need:
  • 1/4 yard or so of pretty much any knit fabric that has some stretch to it (jersey, french terry, sweater knit, fleece, sweat-shirting, stretch wool etc.)
  • download the pattern here, and cut out the size you are making **Note the sizes are only approximate, you may need to make a different size according to what material you are using and your child's head, for reference my oldest is wearing the 3-6y size (she is sz7 store bought) and my youngest is wearing the 12m-2t (she is sz3 store bought)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_8Gt0xYcWccdUhmS0Z6LUV4bDg/view?usp=sharing

How to:
Cut your 2 hat pieces (main hat and brim)


fold the main hat in half and sew the sides (tapering your stitches along the folded edge). Seam allowances are 1/2", but for a more slouchy look, or if you are thinking your material does not have that much stretch use a 3/8" seam allowance.


rearrange your hat, so the seams are now laying on top of eachother and matching up at the top. Sew from one end to the other of the opening on the top, once again tapering your stitches at the folded edges


Take your brim piece and fold in half with right sides out. Press well


unfold and refold so the brim is in half with right sides together and the short edges lined up. Sew along the short edge to form a tube. fold the tube back in half  along your pressed edge so right sides are out again.


Line up the brim with the hat so the folded edge of brim is facing the raw edges of the hat, and side seams are matching.  Slip the brim over the hat and line up all the raw edges( of hat and brim). Pin together


Sew the brim to the hat with a STRETCH stitch (using your serger or zigzag/stretch stitch on your sewing machine)


Done! (wasn't that fast)
 

Now....




 Seriously...what are you waiting for....




~Christine


35 comments:

  1. Oh! My kids will love this hat! So cool!
    Thank you for the tutorial and pattern!

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  2. thanks for the pattern! I'll make them too. Maybe I can use old sweaters.

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  3. thank you. so going to make one!

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  4. thanks for the pattern. I will be making for shoeboxes for children.

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  5. YEAH! I love a good slouchy beanie! In fact, I was just thinking I needed to make MYSELF some :) :) :)

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  6. thanks for this! I've been making buckle-under-the-chin hats for my kids the last few years but I think they're ready to graduate to something much more stylish, this will be perfect!

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  7. This is perfect for our next winter

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  8. That is the cutest!! I might see if I can size it up to fit my tween daughter. I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your free pattern:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-kids-slouchy-beanie-hat/2014/10/24/
    --Anne

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  9. Thanks for the great hat pattern! I love the lacy one. It snowed yesterday- good timing.

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  10. Will definitely try this. My 6 year old loves the slouchy hat look.

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  11. This is such a cute pattern! I need to whip one up for my niece!

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  12. I love them. I'm thinking to try them with my daughter she wants to learn to sew and this would be a great project thanks

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  13. Thanks for the pattern! I made hats and matching fingerless gloves for my granddaughters, ages 3 and 5, and they came out great. Instead of fabric, I recycled wool sweaters utilizing the ribbing so I didn't need to cut a separate band.

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  14. I just love slouchy beanies! And I love the look of the knit one you made. I think I'll be making up a bunch of these for my munchkins! Thanks for the pattern! :) Lisa

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  15. This is a great tutorial-thanks!

    (And your little blondie is, like, WAY BEYOND CUTE!! )

    Krista

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  16. i haven't sewn in years but this looks like a good start back!!

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  17. Hi would this work with fleece fabric do you think?

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  18. Any suggestions for re-sizing this pattern to fit an adult? Would I simply increase everything by 1" or more? I love the pattern as is for my granddaughter but would like to be able to make a matching one for me and her mother. Please let me know what I should go to adjust the size. Thanks very much!

    P. Frederick
    pamfrederick@gmail.com

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  19. Any suggestions for re-sizing this pattern for an infant (0-6 months). Let me know, thank you!

    Jo_jo_baby1216@icloud.con

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  20. Thanks, very quick and easy! I am gonna make a bunch :D Oh and yeah, I made this to myself and I am adult, so I think it's pretty safe to say that the biggest size isn't too bad for a small adult either :) My hat size is 22 inches/56 cm.

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  21. Will u please make an adult pattern??

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  22. Did anyone ever end up re-sizing for a tiny baby? or an adult?

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  23. Was just looking all over your shop for this one :) cute!

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  24. What do you do if you don't want the brim on there?

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    1. Extend the length of the top of the hat the measurement of the depth of the folded brim. Include the seam allowances so you can turn under at the bottom.

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  25. Does anyone have the circumference measurements for each size? Wondering if I can adapt it to adult sizes too.

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  26. I can't wait to try these! They'll make adorable yet functional hats for a charity group I sew for! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  27. I can't wait to try these! They'll make adorable yet functional hats for a charity group I sew for! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. I am trying to download this patten, and I keep getting a download error message. Where/how can I download this pattern - I need to make an emergency hat for my little granddaughter who doesn't want a standard chemo hat. Can you help me?

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  29. I loved this! Thank you for the pattern. I like the way the top lays: not a pointy gnome cone, no pointy corners. I actually made one for myself, and the adjustment was pretty easy. I used an old t-shirt for material, 50/50 cotton poly. I extended the brim width to equal 22 inches when sewn in a loop (this results in a slightly loose fit on me, which is what I wanted - test on yourself). I kept the brim height the same. As for the upper hat potion, I copied the basic design and kept the total height and the height where the "cones" diverge the same. But I expanded the width of the "cones" to be 6 inches each. This makes the upper portion just slightly larger than the brim - I eased it into the brim because I liked the look. In order to get the two even cones, I hand-sketched *half* of one cone, folded it in half lengthwise, drew the other half as a mirror, then folded and flipped the whole cone over to mirror the whole cone again and make two. It was really easy to make the pattern based on this one. Do what works for you!

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  30. Superb. Really good ilustration! Thnx :*

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  31. nice pattern but the 1/2 inch seam is so huge and wastes so much fabric. was also very confusing on where to start to sew the seams. i'm used to 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch seams this was quite hard to do a 1/2 inch seam

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  32. Love the pattern so much. I was wondering like many others if you had a smaller pattern for 0-6(0-3/3-6) months and a teen/adult pattern? I would love these to be my signature xmas gift this year.

    Thanks!!!!

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