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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)
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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