A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to make Conner a warm hat for our outdoor adventures (not that we actually go outside much when it's snowing) but he definitely needed something thicker than what he had. Luckily I have different colors of fleece for projects that I still haven't had the chance to make, so I used small pieces and made him a cute little hat with teddy bear ears. And as usual, I wanted to share a tutorial and the pattern so you can make some too, and keep the babies in your life warm and cozy!
The first hat I made (when I made this tutorial) was a month and a half ago, so Peanut was only 2 and a half months, I made the hat just like the pattern I'm sharing, but he grew out of it pretty fast, so I made a second one (photo below) adding 1/4″ around the pattern.
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Since I made this pattern measuring Conner and not with an actual hat, I'm not sure about the sizes. The best way to be sure the hat will fit your baby perfectly is to measure the circumference and then measure the pattern, that's what I did for the second hat, I just added 1/2″ total to the width of the pattern. But you can also just use your copy machine and make the whole pattern bigger.
Now that I've warn all of you about the sizing, let's start making this cute hat!
- Joyful baby hat pattern
- Approx. 1/2 yard of fleece*
- Sewing machine (or treat and needle if you want to make them by hand)
- Marking pen
* if you make it in one color you only need 1/2 yard, if you make it in 2 colors, get 1/2 yard of each and that will be good for 2 hats.
I am so bummed he grew out of the white hat so fast, but that's the good part about this patterns being simple, they are fairly easy to make so I just have to make more!
He is not much of a hat baby, he always tries to take them off, but I just pull it back in. I really like the coverage of the ears and I made the back kind of low so his neck is protected from the back too.
I hope you enjoy the pattern and I will love to see pictures if you make some for your babies or to give as presents!