13 Hat Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Blizzard Bonnet Sewing Pattern


Whether you want to stay warm, avoid the sun, or simply look fashionable, these free sewing patterns for hats give you lots of handmade options! This list includes a variety of styles and sizes. Choose from patterns for babies through adults and from summer to winter and in-between.

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    Sew a Reversible Sun Hat

    Sew a Reversible Linen Sun Hat

    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

    Stay safe and fashionable in the sun with this reversible linen sunhat. With all the fabrics available to choose from, plus all the trims you could use, the possibilities with this hat are endless. Plus, the free pattern comes in two sizes.

    Want to add a bit more flair? Embroider a fun summer saying on the brim, or pin on a faux flower.

    Reversible Sun Hat Pattern from The Spruce

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    Customize a Trucker Hat

    Floral Trucker Hat DIY

    See Kate Sew

    This DIY from See Kate Sew isn't one where you make the hat from start to finish, but it is a sewing tutorial. With this project, you can take an existing trucker style cap and sew on a panel of your favorite fabric. What a great way to update something old and make it more you.

    Floral Trucker Hat DIY from See Kate Sew

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    Easy Fleece Hat

    Easy Fleece Hat With Tassel Top

    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

    This pattern is perfect for young sewers or adults who need a pattern that works up quickly for gifts or charity. There's no finishing required and only a few simple, straight seams to sew. Plus, with the variety of fleece fabrics available, you can make this project all your own.

    Easy Fleece Hat from The Spruce

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    Make an Ear Flap Hat

    Furry Ear Flap Hat DIY

    Sewing Rabbit

    This amazing hat for teens and adults features trendy faux fur on the brim and ear flaps. It's so cute and cozy! Sewing with faux fur comes with some challenges, but Erin from Sewing Rabbit shares specific tips to give you success.

    Ear Flap Hat DIY from Sewing Rabbit

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    Sew Reversible Bucket Hats for Children

    Children's Reversible Bucket Hat Sewing Pattern

    Oliver + S

    Bucket hats are classic, especially for kids. This free pattern from Oliver + S includes four sizes ranging from 6 to 12 months up to 6 to 8 years. You can download the instructions with illustrations in PDF form or check out the photo tutorial, which includes some extra ideas for customizing.

    Reversible Bucket Hat Pattern from Oliver + S

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    Make a Fashion Beret

    Fashion Beret Sewing Pattern

    Now That's Peachy

    Instead of relying on a pattern that may not fit well, this tutorial shows how to measure to get the right fit for a beret. And while it's shown for a teen, you could make it any size you want. The sample uses corduroy, which might inspire you to try a few fabrics you may not have considered for a hat like this.

    Learn to Sew a Fashion Beret from Now That's Peachy

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    Sew a Baby Hat With Teddy Bear Ears

    Baby Hat With Bear Ears Sewing Pattern

    How Joyful

    What's cuter than a sweet sleeping baby? How about one wearing a hat with teddy bear ears? This free beanie pattern from How Joyful will keep your little one snug and warm. The ear flaps protect your baby's ears and the teddy bear ears add some extra cuteness.

    Baby Beanie With Teddy Bear Ears from How Joyful

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    Sew a Blizzard Bonnet for Kids

    Blizzard Bonnet Sewing Pattern


    This winter bonnet only comes in toddler and kids' sizes, but it's so cute, you may want to try enlarging it for yourself. The pointed top has an elf or forest fairy look to it. What could be sweeter?

    Blizzard Bonnet Sewing Pattern from SweetKM

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    Make a Cadet Cap for Kids

    Kids Cadet Hat Sewing Pattern

    Craft Buds

    Both boys and girls will look adorable in this cadet cap. Craft Buds shows a few ideas for ways to customize the look with fabrics and embellishments. While the free pattern only comes in size 5, if you're comfortable with garment sewing, you should be able to adjust the size as needed.

    Free Cadet Cap Pattern from Craft Buds

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    Make a Reversible Wool Hat

    Reversible Wool Hat Sewing Pattern

    We All Sew

    Choose a few wool fabrics and make this reversible wool beanie with ear flaps. The one-size pattern should fit like a small/medium, but you can enlarge or reduce it on a copier.

    DIY Reversible Wool Hat from We All Sew

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    Beanie Style Helmet Liner

    Sew a Helmet Liner From a T-Shirt

    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

    Make a beanie from a t-shirt and you're recycling an old clothing item into something new. This cap is great on its own but actually works well as a helmet liner for cyclists, or even protects your head under a hard hat.

    Beanie Style Helmet Liner from The Spruce

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    Sew a Ruffled Sun Bonnet

    Ruffled Sunhat Pattern for Babies

    Merriment Design

    Everyone should protect themselves from the sun, but it's especially important for babies who have sensitive skin. This sweet sun bonnet is a classic option for keeping the sun off your little one's face. Plus, it's ruffly and cute.

    Free Baby Bonnet Pattern from Merriment Design

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    Customize a Felt Hat With Embroidery

    Embroidered Foliage Felt Hat

    The Spruce / Mollie Johanson

    While this isn't a sewing pattern, it is a great way to make a hat your own. Buy a felt hat (perfect for fall and winter!) and add floral embroidery. This tutorial includes the free floral sprig pattern, as well as instructions for stitching on a felt hat. You could also use this pattern and tutorial for customizing a hat you sew yourself.

    How to Embroider a Felt Hat from The Spruce

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