Welcome to all the visitors from Sew, Mama, Sew! I’m so honoured to be a part of such an inspirational project. I’ve already made two things and have a long list of other projects to do. Hope you find this tutorial useful
We all know that making our own things is good for the planet and our wallets but sometimes it’s a bit hard making things. So here’s a super easy one. Please just use this as a rough guide. It’s so easy you should really let your creative juices flow and come up with your own styles. Feel free to send me photos of any finished product!
I made a few baby hats recently. Actually a lot, I’ve turned into the mad hatter. So here’s a step by step on how to make a baby hat out of an old knit dress. You could use pretty much anything, as long as it’s a bit stretchy and warm.
Cut the bottom of the dress off at about 15cm. Sorry don’t have a pic of this, went and did something with the dress before I remembered to…
Cut up from the bottom about 15cm (for a 6 month old) along from the seam. Make sure the seam is exact on the edge before you cut.
Fold so the seam is on the outside and then sew up the side. Make sure you do the side first so the two ends are even where they join.
and along the top
so it makes a rectangle (ignore my wonky lines, I was experimenting)
Turn inside out.
Piss easy and super cute.
I’ve made a few out of polar fleece too. The difference was that I used one long piece and folded it over the top and sewed up the sides. I tucked under the bottom of the rim of the hat and sewed along there to keep it straight and tidy.
I also cut a couple of small strips and tied little bows on the corners to give the hat little ears.
I want one for me!
And recently I made one out of a crazy vintage 60s psychedelic shirt. And I make a matching scarf to go with it. I know it clashes really badly with what she’s wearing but how cute is that?
You can find that one in my Mintd Store!
Thanks for checking out this tutorial. I’d love any feedback from people making these hats on how easy the tutorial is to follow. Or if there’s any way to improve it.