Need a quick, great gift this Christmas? Why not give a comfy, cozy hat! These are great gifts for expecting moms- you can never have enough teeny tiny hats (ours seemed to get so dirty, and we could only ever find one or two at a time).
I am making baby sized caps in this demo, but the technique works fabulously with fleece for bigger hats for older kids.
Next, make a “cuff” on the right side of each piece of fabric by folding the fabric over twice. Straight stitch. (If your fabric is not double sided, you might want to attach a coordinating fabric onto the backside of your hat pieces so your cuff looks good- or you can sew a cuff by folding the right side onto the inside of the fabric- this is just to make a finished edge). Press.
Next, pin your fabric sides together, inside out. Sew along the sides and top of the hat. You can use a straight stitch for baby caps, but I would suggest a zig zag for hats that have move active users.
I added some simple felt embellishments onto this hat and I can’t wait to give them to our little baby girl who is due in April! I used a knit jersey, which is just heavy enough to keep a draft of a spring/summer baby’s head. You can also make a double layer for more warmth, or use a thicker fabric like fleece.
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