Monday, February 13, 2012

Easy Reversible Baby Beanie

Time to bust out the sewing machine yet again for another easy-to-make baby beanie. Making it without the flower for the little boy in your life and with it for that cute touch for the precious girl.
This beanie is reversible so that it can grow with your little one. 

Using the beanie this way is perfect for a 3-9 month old.


Flip it inside out and fold up the edge for a 0-3 month old.

What you'll need:
1/3 of a yard of fabric for the hat itself (the fabric MUST have stretch to it)
A few scraps is a enough to make the flower (no stretch needed here)
Fabric scissors
Sewing machine
Thread
Marker
Hat pattern (provided below)

Using the pattern provided create the hat form above.
Fold in half lenghtwise matching bump to bump.

Pin around the top and bottom.

Sew around the edges leaving a 1 1/2 inch opening on the side (see below).
I used an overcast stitch (refer to your sewing machine for the guidelines regarding overcast stitching).





Top stitch the seam closed.

Pulling the sides apart, tuck one end into the other.

If you're making this for a little boy or you don't care to add a flower then stop here.
To learn how to add the flower continue on to see how...



Now on to making the flower..

Using the scraps you have of coordinating fabric and the circles 
provided trace out 5 large circles and 4 small circles.

Make sure to cut off all the ink around the edges.

Using one large circle as the base take the additional 4 
large circles to make the first layer of the flower.

Machine stitch each petal down to large base circle. 

Cut thread and begin to add the small circles folding them the same way as before. 
When you place down the first small petal put it between the two bottom petals NOT directly on top.

Figure out where on the hat you want the flower to sit. Hold in place and machine 
stitch an "x" through the flower and hat.

(back view of the "x" stitch)

And that's it! You've just made an adorable hat that I promise you'll like way better than those cheapy ones you find at that big box store that shall remain nameless ;)


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20 comments:

  1. I can't believe that you actually made a hat! And such a cute one.

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  2. What a great idea! Can't wait to make one!

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  3. Ok, that is to die 4! And the best thing about it is the little cutie who is wearing it! Love the flower on it too! Would love you to stop by and link up at Friday Frolic!

    http://www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-frolic-14.html

    Have a great weekend!!

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  4. That really does look simple, but so cute! I definitely need to make some of those flowers too!
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  5. so cute. Thanks for the great step by step

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  6. Wow I love how cute and simple this is! I thinkg I'll have to try to scale it down though cause my baby is almost premie size! Thanks for sharing. I shared this on my Facebook page and I'll definitely be pinning this!

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  7. Love the hat!! Awesome job. I totally want to make one!

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  8. Super cute project (and baby) and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. i'm going to attempt to make this today. it's going to get some pig ears and a snout. by far the easiest hat pattern i've found. thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

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    1. You're welcome & good luck! Let me know how it turns out :)

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing this very easy tutorial. I had to make two for my grandchildren who will be the Very Hungry Butterfly and caterpillar at the end of this month for Halloween. They turned out darling!! This was way easier than the store bought pattern I was unsuccessful with. I thank you for sharing your talent and easy to follow instructions.

    "Gramaneen"

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    1. Janine, Thank you for sharing this with me! I'm so glad that it worked out so well for you. It's easy for me to sometimes doubt if I've explained something well enough so I love to hear when things go so well :)

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  11. Fantastic pattern... I just made 3 in slightly different sizes for my brother's soon to be arriving baby :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I love to know this stuff :) Congrats on being an Aunt!

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  12. ok I must be the slowest person alive cause I dont get the dont cute along the dotted lines. How do I make the pattern like yours? LOL please help me. Love, Slow Brain

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    1. Take a look at the 3rd picture listed in this tutorial, that is what the fabric should look like before you start to sew. Use the pattern to get the size correct. Lay the pattern down and trace it only around the "solid lines" and flip the pattern over along the "dotted line". I hope that is helpful :)

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  13. Love it, I made one to night for my son. THANK you for sharing, now a ittle Danish boy will be wearing you design;-)

    /Charlotte

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  14. Thanks very much for this tutorial. I just made one and will be making a few more. It took me a few minutes to figure out the pattern itself and sewing was about a minute.

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  15. This is absolutely precious and looks adorable. I was looking for a simple lined hat pattern. Now I know what I'll be sewing today! Thank you :)

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