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Simple Fleece Snow Hat

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Need a quick project?? Try this out!

All you need is some scraps of fleece, scissors, and a sewing machine. Okay, and about 30 minutes.

First, decide how big you want to make the hat. I made one that is size 2T-3T but my 2 year old was napping when I took the picture, so I put it on my baby (who has a larger head) but it was still big for him. Anyway, you get the idea, right?? (If you want to make it smaller than the dimensions I show, just measure your child around the largest part of their head, use that measurement instead of the one below and add a 1/2 inch on either side for the seam allowance. Then take off 1 1/2-2 inches from the height in my directions.)

The main part of the hat (blue piece) is two pieces cut at 7 inches x 10 inches. The band around the bottom (multi-colored) is two pieces cut at 3 inches x 10 inches. Then cut 7-8 sections at 5 inches x 1 1/2 inches for the pom-pom (multi-colored) at the top.

**NOTE: I allowed enough fabric for 1/2 inch seams, unless otherwise noted.

***Cut the main hat sections and the band sections with the stretch of the fabric pulling across the long way of the fabric. That way, the fabric will stretch a little while your child pulls it over their head.

Sew the pom-pom pieces together in a stack, across the 1 1/2 inch width, down the middle. Then cut the ends into four thin strips, cutting about 1/4 inch away from the seam. (Click on the picture above or below to see a larger image.) Then you’re going to take some of the pieces on one side to wrap around the middle and tie in a knot on the other side.

Like this.

Then, set the pom-pom aside and sew your two main hat sections together at the sides (the 7 inch side). Then do a zig-zag or another straight stitch right next to it, to reinforce your seam. Do the same thing with the band pieces, sewing on the 3 inch end. Then, pin the right side of your band fabric to the wrong side of the main section, like this.

And then sew it together. Do another zig-zag or straight seam, like previously directed.

Then, turn the hat inside out and sew a seam across the top, and then reinforce with another seam. Turn right side out and it should look like this.

Next, we need to shape the top. Fold your hat in half along the top, like this.

Place a pin at the middle, to mark it. Then open up your hat and fold each end towards the center of the hat, meeting the center pin you just marked, and pin the ends down.

Then hand stitch in place.

Then, before cutting your thread, hand stitch your pom-pom in place as well. Lastly, turn under the band a 1/4 inch and tack into place on the hat. Now slide it on the head of your little cutesy-wootsy and you’re done.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
Simple fleece snow hat
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  1. suzanne says:

    thanks, just the pattern I was looking for. my granddaughter loves her frozen fleece cap.

  2. Marie Danneels says:

    Such a lovely boy !!

  3. Jayswartz says:

    Easy, awesome hat. My grandchildren and nieces and nephews all have one (or more). Made it out of soccer fleece, train fleece, Hello Kitty and Tinkerbell fleeces. Thanks for the pattern

  4. Elizabeth K says:

    I just made one of these…VERY cute pattern! I kept seeing the patterns that have 1 piece of fabric for the whole hat and didn't like them. This is adorable and SUPER easy!!

    I did make one modification. I made this first one for my 9 month old who doesn't like hats. I cut 2 8" x 2" strips, made them into tubes, stitched one end shut, turned them inside out, and stitched them on at the side seams to make ties. NOW he can't take it off!

    (I also used your dimmensions so he'd have room to grow. I thought about making ear flaps, but the hat actually covers his ears since it's big, so I just did the ties instead.)

  5. Ashley says:

    Britt, if I understand your question right…'re talking about the band of the hat having a raw edge? I just folded the raw edge under. (You could tack it in place by hand stitching at the sides if it's not staying in place.) Or the very bottom of the hat? Did you play around with the band and fold it in a different spot to hide the raw edge? Or am I just not understanding. Darn…..i wish you were sitting right here and I could show you! :) Let me know if there's something I'm missing. I'll try my best.

  6. Schluter Family says:

    I just made two of these sweet little hats. For my daughter's hat I attached a fabric yoyo (on this site also) with some coordinating buttons in the center to match. I also made the fleece scarf listed on this site to matchn too. Thank you for such a super easy and cute idea! i love all of your stuff. :O)

  7. James and Britt says:

    I just want you to knoe I just found your blog and love it!! However I'm trying to make this fleece hat and can't quite figure it out. I'm at the step where you sew the right side of the band and the wrong side of the main hat together, but can't figure out how to finish the band. Your picture shows that it is finished, but when I follow directions I end up with a raw edge along the bottom. Do you have any idea why? I'm sorry I'm confused. I don't know if you'll even get this or not. I do love the blog.

    1. Anonymous says:

      it says you flip the hat right side out then and you would fold the raw edge up and then fold it over 1/4 inch

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