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Fleece Hat Tutorial

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© 2007 - 2020 clearkid
Watch out, it's a big file!

Also see how to color fleece eyes to go on your hat. --> [link]
How to replace the band with ear-flaps! --> [link]
And how to sew on ears! --> [link]

Pattern: also notes the size of the rectangle
NOTE: pattern includes a 1/4" or .6cm seam allowance. That means sew that far from the edge. :)

If you are one of the many people only familiar with the metric system, I'm sorry I didn't include those measurements but here is a wonderful conversion tool. --> [link]

Alright you've been waiting for it so here it is. Firstly I'd like to state that this was a big pain to make. I have no idea how others can stand to make these.

Now this is just a basic hat so you can embellish it however you want. Please don't ask me how to make anything specific; either you'll have to figure it out or buy it from me. ;)

Please don't post this anywhere, kindly leave a link instead.
Tutorial (c) me, Clearkid - For the glory of God!

Edit: OK, so I've had several people express confusion on the last step. I will attempt to clarify it here:

First sew the short edges of the band together, forming a loop. Then fold it the long way with the seam inside so you have a double thick loop. Take your main hat part and turn it inside out with the seams facing out. Turn the hat upside-down like a bowl! Now, take your double thick band with it's two raw edges facing up, and place it INSIDE the hat so that those two edges line up the the edge of the hat. Pin it together starting with the seam of the loop lined up with the back seam of you hat. Then fold it in half and pin the front, and then the sides and in-between. Then you're going to sew the tree layers together at the top. When you've finished, take out your pins and fold the brim down, and turn the hat right-side-out again to finish.

Now, that's the detailed explaination. In essence, all you're really doing in the last step, is sewing the brim to the bottom of the hat in a way that hides the seam on the inside. Hope it helps guys! If you still have questions, feel free to post them here. :D

Want to see what others have made? --> [link]

And one last thing. If you make a hat, I'd love to see it. You can post your links here. :3
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ArtySlothBunny's avatar
Can anyone tell me how to line this?
Showurbonez's avatar
Such a great tutorial! I had to adjust it for a child but still turned out awesome! 
for those that might be curious how to make it smaller, Just measure your kids head around, divide by 4 and make the triangle pieces width match that. to do that, i just zoomed out a bit and then traced it! Super easy!!! 
here's a link to the ones i made for my sons

My boys are 4 months old, and I'm too cheap to pay money for winter hats lol
twinners in hats!
El hats
luckybucketz's avatar
I super impressed by your tutorial..It is really well done and we really appreciate your work..Thanks a lot for the info.. :)
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IlubpaintHobbyist Digital Artist
i really liked it but i couldn trace it from my computer it helped me under stand better, also i can never seem to be able to get my hands on fleece so does felt also work
BebeGiroux's avatar
Thank you for all the tutorials :). You've done a great job and I really appreciate the info.
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Lunastar401Hobbyist Artist
Yeah how do you download the pattern to cut it out and such. Thanks
whitewitchk13's avatar
hello all,

just curious how do you down load this pattern?
thanks so much
karorange's avatar
karorangeHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This has been a great help and so easy to customize. ;)
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SquishyKin12Hobbyist Artist
Nice! Helped so much! Was wondering if to add wolf ears would u just sew them on?
UnaturalFan's avatar
Hi! After taking a little while to figure out your tutorial I decided I was going to brave the waters of the hat-making world! My mom and I made a deal, and the outcome of that would be that I get to have a sewing machine! (Yaayy!) I've made a few things already in class, and a few more handsewn things outside of it. Not to mention no-tie blankets (so many... Blankets...) But I digress, the reason Ive just trailed off is because it is actually relevant. I was confused as to what kind of fleece you've used? I get most of mine from Joann's Fabric's or Walmart if I'm in a hurry, and I've used an abundance of fleece before. However, most of the anti-pill fleece I've used (I'm assuming you do too..?) Seems a bit thin to make a hat with. Is there a thicker kind I can use? Or am I using the wrong type of fleece? Advice would be really appreciated! Thank you for the awesome hat tutorial as well.
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UgoPeabodyHobbyist Artist
It took me quite a while to get the directions,BUT I persevered & made this! 
I am happy with how it turned out.& will be making more of these for sure, so THANK YOU!Wink/Razz 
SapphireEire's avatar
Awesome tutorial. Planning to make a hat but definitely using this to help me :3
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BlackRainboww0224Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That light bulb that goes off when you realize where you went wrong when sewing on the headband part.... .__.
Desert-Poppy's avatar
This is a great tutorial and I plan on using it. However, I would like to add a piece that flops over in the back like this picture
However, I am unsure how to do it with fleece. Any tips would be helpful! Thank you! 
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BlackRainboww0224Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes it'll be just fine with fleece as long as you have a good base to work off of. 
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kylieisnotonfireHobbyist General Artist
I made my hat with little cat ears:)
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QueerKitsuneHobbyist General Artist
I think you just saved Christmas.
KaySavage's avatar
yay! Now I can make my own hats! :D
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SpicePrincessStudent General Artist
Made a bunny :3
Not too great with the brim making skills, but I'll get better u3u
Bunny Hat
Whiteish's avatar
i love this, it makes my day so much simpler :) thanks a million <3
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Dsifreck90Student Traditional Artist
Can you felt to make the hat instead of fleece?
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StarBURSTEDArtHobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can, but I wouldn't recommend it 
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hi! so I have a small problem. I have been wanting to make thi hat for a wile and it would work perfectly but the problem is, I cant seem to get the pattern. there must be something wrong with my computer but it wont let me see the patern. is there any outher way to get this pattern?
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clearkidProfessional Filmographer
You need to have adobe acrobat reader installed to view pdf files, (virtual booklets) you can get it free here: get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ :)
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