1/4 yd main fabric
1/4 yd co-ordinating fabric for reverse side of hat
optional: 1/2 yd fusible interfacing if your fabric is lightweight or you want extra stiffness in your hat (1/4 yd needed if interfacing only one side of hat)
Heat n Bond scraps
Pattern pieces – ensure that your printer is not set to scale the document larger or smaller before you print :).
Click here to download the pattern pieces for the hat.
Note: All seam allowances are 1/2″.
1. Cut out fabrics and interfacing (optional) as marked on pattern pieces. When cutting interfacing, cut pieces 1/2″ smaller on all sides of pattern pieces.
2. If using interfacing, iron to wrong side of corresponding fabric pieces. For the hat pictured, I chose to interface only one side of the reversible hat (which means I only cut 2 of each piece out of interfacing instead of 4 as marked on the pattern pieces).
5. Clip top of hat band every 3/4″. Make sure that your cuts are less than 1/2″ long.
6. Right sides together, pin top edge of band to main fabric crown piece, matching raw edges. To mark the crown piece into quarters before pinning, I like to “finger press” it by folding it in half and then in half again and giving it a good pinch. It saves time and my home-ec teacher in high school even taught me it so it’s totally legit :).
7. Stitch pinned band to crown, stretching the clipped edge to match the curved crown edge as you go. Press seam toward center of crown and turn hat right side out.
8. Right sides together, pin and stitch brim pieces of main fabric together at sides, matching raw edges. Press seams open.
9. Clip top edge of brim every 1″. Make sure that your cuts are less than 1/2″ long.
9. Right sides together, pin and stitch top of brim to bottom of band, matching raw edges. Press seam open.
10. Assemble reverse side of hat by repeating steps 3-9 with co-ordinating fabric.
11. Right sides together, pin two sides of hat together at bottom rim, matching side seams and raw edges. Stitch pieces together at pinned edge, leaving a 4″ gap for turning the hat right side out.
12. Turn hat right side out, placing one side of hat inside the other. Press bottom edge of brim flat, pressing raw edge of opening under 1/2″. Topstitch near bottom pressed edge around entire brim and again 1/4″ from edge. If you like, you can continue topstitching parallel rows 1/4″ apart to the top of the brim.