Free Baby Top Knot Hat Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Baby hats are both useful if your little one is born in colder months and are super cute. I love this little top knot hat so I thought I’d share how to make it. It’s made for size 0-3 months and fits about a 14″ circumference.

This project is super easy and quick so you could easily make a few in one day. They’re best if made from a stretchy cotton jersey knit. It needs to have good stretch and retains shape (doesn’t stretch out). Using cotton jersey also ensures its breathable so they won’t get too hot. These aren’t necessarily outdoor winter hats, but perfect for inside on chilly days. I have a selection of cute cotton jersey prints available in my fabric shop for sale here.

 

What You’ll need:

1 Fat quarter of cotton jersey knit fabric, which you can find here.

Printable Pattern – DOWNLOAD HERE Baby Hat Pattern (make sure to print at 100% scale. Check box is 1 inch. There are two pages, line them up and tape together)

Equipment and Tools: 

Sewing Machine

Scissors, Pins, Iron

 

First, Cut out the pattern from two opposite facing pieces of the fabric. Hint: typically I will fold my piece of material in half with the right side of the fabric facing each other. That way, when I cut it, all I have to do is pin it because it will already be lined up. Here I show it with the right sides out. 
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Next, pin the two pieces together in a few places. 
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Next, you will serge or sew the two pieces together along the edges except the bottom. If you don’t have a serger, you can use a tight zig-zag stitch or your machine might have a special stitch for stretch. Do not use a straight stitch as it will rip when the hat is stretched onto the hat.

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Now that the two pieces are together we’ll finish the bottom. This is the quickest version of these hats, but I also like that it gives two ways to wear it, down or cuffed up. While the hat is still inside out, fold up the bottom 2 inches all the way around. Busy Bee Fabric Co | Baby Hat Tutorial | Baby Hat Sewing Pattern | Baby Top Knot Hat | Newborn Hat | Sewing Pattern | Free Tutorial

 

Remove the extension table/storage compartment so you can slip the opening of the hat around the machine. Starting at one of the side seams, use a zig zag stitch and stitch all the way around the hat overlapping the edge of the fabric. Be mindful of your thread color as this will show on the outside. I used white for contrast.

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Now, flip the hat right side out, make sure to get the point at the top nice and flat. Now, iron the hat flat.

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The last step is to tie the knot and you are done! you can adjust the fit of the hat by adjusting the knot. Also if it is too long on their head, fold up the bottom to make it like a little cuff.
Busy Bee Fabric Co | Baby Hat Tutorial | Baby Hat Sewing Pattern | Baby Top Knot Hat | Newborn Hat | Sewing Pattern | Free Tutorial

Busy Bee Fabric Co | Baby Hat Tutorial | Baby Hat Sewing Pattern | Baby Top Knot Hat | Newborn Hat | Sewing Pattern | Free Tutorial

 

 

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