Update: This hat pattern was included with the 101 Free Hat Patterns compiled by Craft Stew. Follow the link to get all kinds of free hat patterns.
While we were at a restaurant, an absolutely gorgeous teenage girl walked in with her friends. She was wearing a pretty hat that caught my eye. When she turned around and I saw the back, I was completely smitten with the hat. It was a combination of beautiful and girly and a tad bit quirky. On the way out, I stopped at the table (bold, I know!) and told her how pretty it was and then asked if I could check it out. It was knitted and I don’t knit, but the wheels started spinning in my little brain.
(Just grit your teeth and do it!)
1/3 yard fleece
1/4 inch elastic (7 inches long)
scrap of lightweight interfacing (fusible on one side)
2 buttons (at least 3/4 inch wide)
Using the pattern as a guide, cut out 2 hat shapes as shown. Remember, this is a pretty loose guide. I found that the height of the hat was great for all of my girls (ages 3-9) and myself. You can see from the pattern that I added a little bit to the height, but it wasn’t necessary. Either way will work fine, and you can adjust it later if necessary. The width is 24 inches.
Place your pattern on the fabric so there is more fabric on the left side than the right. There isn’t an exact measurement. (Mine is about 5 on one side and 7 on the other.) The total width will be 24 inches.
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