This tutorial is very detailed but the whole hat takes less than 30 minutes to sew up!
Notes: I zigzag stitched the whole hat unless otherwise noted.
1. Print out 2 copies of the pattern here. You will have to cut the pattern out and then flip one over and tape them together overlapping them where it says “overlap.”
This pattern is for a 6-12 month hat. I enlarged it to 108% for Isaac’s hat which is about a 3-4T. He has a 21” head. Kayla’s head is 18”. Measure your child’s head and cut the pattern width to that measurement. If you need to add length make sure you add it to the middle of that hat and to both the sides to make it even.
2. Doubling up your fabric (to make it easier on yourself) cut out your pattern. You should have two fleece pieces of the bottom portion of the hat. Then cut another piece of fleece 5 inches wide by the width of your pattern. For Kayla I did 5” x 18”.
5. Now turn the hat right sides out and pin the bottom part in place and then with a straight stitch sew around the bottom again so it looks nice and finished.
6. Now pin the top of the hat and zigzag stitch all around the circle.
8. Pin the top part of the hat to the bottom part of the hat with right sides together (pinning in place) and zigzag stitch them together. 9. Cut 1/2” strips of your fleece. Using one of the strips tie them together.
10. Taking the tied piece place the pigtails in the corners of the hat (making sure your hat is inside out) and tuck the pigtails in the hat with the tied part sticking out the top and zigzag stitch the whole top of the hat closed. Cut the excess tie part and trim your pigtails to the length you want.