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Bear hat: How to sew a baby beanie with teddy bear ears (free pattern)

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.

Teddy bear beanie pattern

Luckily I had 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!

Oh and remember to scroll all the way to the bottom to download the pattern =]

Turquoise teddy bear hat

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.

Beanie with ears

 

Just so you can see the difference in size, this is how his first hat fit after only 2 months hehe!

Beanie with ears

 

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.

 

Teddy bear beanie

 

How to make a Bear Baby hat?

Now that I've warned all of you about the sizing, let's start making this cute hat!

 

list of materials

 
  1. Approx. 1/2 yard of fleece, 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.
  2. Scissors
  3. Sewing machine (or treat and needle if you want to make them by hand)
  4. Marking Pen
  5. Pins

⇊ Scroll all the way to the bottom to download the pattern ⇊

 

 

THE PROCESS of making the baby hat

After you download the pattern (at the end of this post) cut the pieces you need and I'll go over how to assemble it now!

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

1- First you need to cut your pieces, in this picture you can see the 4 pieces for the ears and the two for the hat body. I left 1/4″ of seam allowance for mine.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

2- Place the earpieces with the right side facing in and sew around the edge.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

3- Turn the ears inside out, then fold the ends toward the center, just as the picture shows, once you have them in that shape pin them in place.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

4- Fold the hat body in half right side facing in an sew the back and the front.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

5- Repeat the previous step with the inside piece of the hat.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

6- Place the hat with the front facing towards you.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

7- Pin the hears to the body as shown the picture, ears facing down with the front facing the front of the hat.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

8- Pin the rest of the top opening so it's easier to sew.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

9- Repeat with the inside piece, and if you want you can add ears to this too and make the hat reversible, I chose to have one side with ears and the other one without.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

10- Turn the hat inside out.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

11- Place the body pieces one inside the other with the right sides facing each other.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

12- Pin them in place for easy sewing.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

13- Sew all the way around leaving a small opening in the back.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

14- Turn the hat inside out.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

15- Pin the opening shut and topstitch all the way around the edge of the hat.

Teddy bear beanie tutorial

 

16- After topstitching you can iron the seams so your hat is ready to warm up your baby's head and ears!

Beanie with ears

 

I am so bummed he grew out of the white hat so fast, but that's the good part about the pattern being simple, is that you can make many of them! So now I just need him to nap a little more so I can make him a few more.

Sleeping baby

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.

 

Beanie with ears

list of materials

 
  1. Approx. 1/2 yard of fleece, 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.
  2. Scissors
  3. Sewing machine (or treat and needle if you want to make them by hand)
  4. Marking Pen
  5. Pins

⇒ PATTERN DOWNLOAD ⇐

The pattern is a PDF file, the link goes directly to Dropbox, but you don't need an account to view it, you will need Abobe Reader or a similar program once the file is downloaded.

 

 

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!
XO

* This tutorial and pattern are provided for personal, non-commercial use only.
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Mamandine

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Thank you very much for your pattern ! I'm french and don't understand all the things you say but with the photographies it's perfect!

rascassepoule

Monday 13th of August 2018

bonnet tres sympathique , merci pour le tuto; pour un bébé à naitre en hiver

Janis

Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

Thanks for your generosity in sharing this lovely hat. From a grateful Grand Ma in Dordogne, France.

elenor

Monday 11th of January 2016

Thanks for sharing this cute pattern. Kind greetings from the EU.

Linda @ Sewing Shop

Friday 4th of December 2015

Oh how I love this little baby hat, it's adorable! Thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern and tutorial! I featured it on my blog today: http://www.sewingshop.net/blog/teddy-bear-baby-hat/