Fleece Hat

Fleece Hat

This cozy cap is just the homemade gift to give for fighting brisk winter weather with easy instructions to make.

What youll need

  • Tape measure
  • 1/2 yard fleece fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Buttons, appliques, or felt pieces for decoration
  • 1 yard decorative cord

How to make it

  • Fleece Hat - Step 1

    First, determine the size of the hat. (To avoid ruining the surprise, measure the head of someone who is similar in size to the recipient.) Now cut a piece of fleece thats 16 inches wide and as long as the measurement you took plus 2 inches.

  • Fleece Hat - Step 2

    Fold the fleece in half, right side in so the 16-inch edges match up. Sew a 1/2-inch-wide seam along this edge, stopping 5 inches from the bottom (see A). Just below the last stitch, make a 1/2-inch cut in from the side. Turn the material right side out. Now sew a seam along the last 5 inches of unsewn fleece (see B).

  • Roll the bottom of the hat up two turns, so the cuff conceals the bottom part of the seam. To keep the cuff from unrolling, sew on a decorative button, an appliqu , or a felt cutout.

  • Finally, gather the top 3 inches of the hat and tie a colorful cord around it.

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