Hat Sewing Patterns

10+ Cute, Easy DIY Hat Sewing Patterns Every Sewist Must Try!

If you’ve recently become interested in sewing or have been looking for a new hobby to occupy your time, look no further than the world of hat sewing patterns

Hats are a great way to keep your head warm and stylish in the winter! There are so many different winter hat sewing patterns out there that it can be hard to choose which one you want.

Johnny fedora hat womens
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Whether you are looking for a chic new hat or just want to make something funny, these DIY hat sewing patterns will help you. 

These 10+ cute and easy-to-follow patterns will bring out your creativity and get the creative juices flowing! Some of these hats may require more time investment than others, but all of them are simple enough for any beginner sewer.

No matter what type of fabric you have on hand, these tutorials can give your next project the perfect touch!

Winter Hat Sewing Patterns

Winter is coming, and with it comes the need for warm hats. This year, instead of buying a new winter hat every season, why not make your own? 

Best beanies and winter hats patterns
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There are tons of easy DIY winter hat sewing patterns out there for you to choose from. You can make a slouchy beanie or a pixie-style cap! 

We will go over ten of the most popular winter hat sewing patterns you can make at home. These hats are easy to sew, and no one is going to know that you didn’t buy them in a store!

Slouchy Beanie Hat by Blank Slate Patterns

Slouchy beanie hat sewing pattern
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For cold winter days, there’s nothing better than a warm hat. Without the need for specific sewing skills, this one-piece slouchy beanie is perfect for beginners with its simple design. 

Ideal for knit scraps, the Slouchy Beanie cap sewing pattern features simple construction with a snug fit and an optional cuff. Customize your hat from no cuff to an adorable kitten-ear cuff, whichever the preference.

The hat offers great versatility and is available in multiple sizes, from preemie through adult man, so people of all ages can style it in different ways.

Full I-cord edge detail around the back of the neck provides an extra dose of warmth on those extra chilly days! 

With a slouchy, stretchy fit and fully lined with contrasting options on either side, the Slouchy Beanie sewing pattern for adults and kids is great for making gifts or using up that extra fabric leftover from other projects. 

Beanie hat sewing pattern
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This project will teach you how to sew and finish in one step, plus it only requires ½ yards of knit fabric (preferably knitted from the same color)—perfect when you need something quick!

Wear this cozy warm hat around town or at home, folded down like a cuff or pulled back like a ponytail. Turn inside out for an all-new look—two matching hats in just one project!

The sewing pattern is only available as a digital PDF file for purchase that you can download and print at home. 

This is the only pattern on our list that isn’t free of cost. If you’re looking for free sewing patterns instead, keep reading!

Free Hat Patterns to Sew—Winter Hats

Below is a list of free printable hat sewing patterns that are a must-try for beginner sewists with no experience!

    1. Upcycled Slouchy Beanie by See Kate Sew

Upcycled slouchy beanie hat
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Take a walk on the stylish side of casual – in style with a beanie hat. Dress up your headwear by adding volume and texture to this quick, simple-to-sew Slouchy Beanie. 

What’s unique about this particular project is that you do not need to spend money on buying fabric. Kate teaches you to sew a comfortable beanie hat using an old sweater, sweatshirt, or t-shirt. 

This does a great upcycling project for those sewists who are high on sustainability. If you’re one of them, you may love to give our take on upcycling fashion a read before you carry on with this project. 

To download this free winter hat sewing pattern, you will need to sign up for their newsletter first. 

Although this pattern is primarily for kids, you can even use it as a beanie sewing pattern for adults.

This is the simplest hat sewing pattern on our list, and it will probably take you less than an hour to finish it. There are only four to five steps you need to follow, and you’d have finished the project in no time!

      2. Teddy Bear Ears Hat— Free Children’s Hat Patterns Sewing

Beanie bear ears hat tutorial
Image: How Joyful

Babies are too cute to dress in a simple, boring hat. You need a hat that will not only make your baby look cuter but is also so lightweight and cozy that your infant doesn’t throw it off every time you put it on his head. 

The How Joyful blog has detailed step-by-step instructions with relevant pictures on how to sew this easy hat. 

This beanie cap sewing pattern is available only in one size (free sewing patterns always have this disadvantage), so you’ll need to measure your baby’s head circumference and then compare the measurements to the pattern to make your sewing pattern. 

We suggest sewing this hat in a fleece material, but you can also go for another warm material such as wool. Although, keep in mind that wool may be much more challenging to work with. 

Additional materials you’d need for this project are: 

      • Around ½ yard of fleece fabric. If you’re going to be making the hat in two different colors, get ¼ yard of fabric for each color.
      • Thread and needle
      • Sewing machine
      • Marking Pen
      • Scissors
      • Pins

For instructions and the free pattern, visit the link here: Bear hat: How to sew a baby beanie with teddy bear ears (free pattern).

      3. Blizzard Bonnet by Sweet KM Blogs

Blizzard bonnet free hat sewing pattern
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All too often, you’ll find knit hats are cost-prohibitive and too bulky for layering. But not so with this Blizzard Bonnet free winter hat sewing pattern by Sweet KM. 

It’s a simple, beginner-friendly sewing pattern and a great way to give yourself something to do while you sit at home hiding from the cold and snowa knitting experience! 

The hat has a pixie style that will look great with any outfit. This easy-going pattern features an optional sherpa fleece lining and binding for the brim. 

There are so many varieties of fabrics to choose from, and we’ve included three options for fabric combinations:

      • Main fabric:
        1. Denim
        2. Canvas
        3. Flannel
      • Lining fabric:
        1. Sherpa
        2. Fleece 
        3. Minky 

There are many different ways you can customize this hat. Quilt a flower on the outer layer or add a patterned cotton fabric on top for that stylish look. Because it is so versatile, we think you’ll love it as much as we do!

You can use this free printable hat sewing pattern to create dozens of hats in various styles. If you ever decide to sell these online, we suggest adding custom woven labels or hangtags to your hats with your brand name on them. 

      4. Reversible Wool Hat Sewing Pattern by We All Sew

DIY reversible wool hat
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We All Sew has an excellent wool hat sewing pattern free of cost for all sewing enthusiasts. 

This simple hat sewing pattern features ear flaps and is completely reversible, meaning you can turn it over to reveal an entirely new cap with a new look. 

The sewing pattern is readily printable and does not need any signing up before download. 

Here’s what you will need to create this easy-breezy winter hat:

      • Pins
      • Fabric marker
      • Matching thread
      • Sewing machine
      • Blindstitch foot #5
      • Needles and threads
      • Wool blend melton fabric (½ yard)
      • The Reversible Wool Hat Pattern

For detailed sewing instructions, refer to the We All Sew blog here!

Summer Hat Sewing Patterns

Hats are not only a winter staple but an essential part of everyone’s summer wardrobe too. Summer caps usually have a protruding structure to provide shade from the sun. 

Those fancy caps and hats may seem daunting to create at home, but these sewing patterns got you covered! We’ve included five children’s and women’s hat patterns to sew this summer below. All of these are free hat patterns to sew for your family, friends, or yourself!

Free Sun Hat Sewing Pattern by Zune’s Sewing Therapy

Sun hat patterns free
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Cloth hats are practical to carry because you can fold and keep them in your bag when you’re not outside in the sun. 

That’s why the first summer hat pattern on our list had to be this sun hat by Zune’s Sewing Therapy!

This is a simple hat sewing pattern that doesn’t require you to know any complicated sewing hacks. All you need is a piece of fabric, preferably denim or heavyweight cotton, to get started!

One disadvantage of working with free patterns is that most of them are not multi-sized. That is the case with this hat pattern too.

The free sun hat printable sewing pattern is available in a head circumference of 22.5 inches. 

If you have a smaller or a bigger head than this, you will need to alter the pattern according to your head size to make the hat fit. Read our blog on how to make sewing patterns to learn how you can do that.

You will need the following things to get started:

    • Basic sewing supplies
    • Matching thread
    • Fusible interfacing
    • Coordinating thread
    • Main fabric
    • Lining fabric

You can start making this easy hat by following the fully illustrated instructions on Zune’s Sewing Therapy blog. To access the free pattern, sign up here

Liberty Sun hat Pattern by Mamma Can Do It

Hat sewing pattern free
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Ever had your excitement ruined by finding out that the pattern you have been reading about for hours doesn’t support your size? That’s okay; we’ve all been there!

This Liberty Sun hat pattern goes above and beyond to ensure everyone stays happy. 

For the small price of $5, you receive sewing patterns in up to 10 different sizes. And if that’s not enough, you get two bonus patterns in doll sizes. Brighten up your kid’s day by giving them and their dolls matching summer hats.

If you find these measurements confusing, that’s no problem. The kind makers of this pattern have also included a chart list with approximate sizes to help you figure out which is the right one for you.

That’s not all! The biggest feature is yet to come. For the price of one tutorial, you get separate tutorials for two different hat styles.

The PDF contains step-by-step directions for the following two hat styles:

    1. Reversible Sun Hat
    2. Sun Hat with a strap

The downloadable PDF also comes with step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks, two different hat styles, and much more.

If you are planning to gift the hat to a loved one, be sure to add custom care labels with clear washing directions, so the hat fabric remains new for a long time.

Floppy Flower Sun Hat by Peek-a-Boo

Floppy flower sun hat sewing pattern
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If you are dealing with one of those children who are not easily impressed by anything, be sure to check out the Floppy Flower Sun hat. 

You can adorn this hat with flower embellishments to make it appealing to kids. 

The extra-wide brims also make sure that your child stays protected from the heat at all times. The all-in-one PDF files come with six different pattern sizes and an easy-to-follow tutorial. 

Following is the list of sizes available:

    1. 0-3 months: 15” 
    2. 3-6 months: 17” 
    3. 6-12 months: 19” 
    4. 12-24 mos.: 20” 
    5. Toddler (2-4 years): 21” 
    6. Child (4-10 years): 22″

Are you not hooked yet? The hat also has straps to make sure the hat stays on when your little ones go on their garden adventures. You can get all this and more in the instantly downloadable PDF

If you feel like the instructions are not clear enough to follow, be sure to freshen up your sewing skills with this detailed sewing guide.

Women’s Hat Patterns to Sew

Sun hat sewing pattern
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The table below highlights all the best vintage women’s hat patterns you can sew within an hour!

Pattern name


Sewing Time


DIY French Beret by Hello Sewing

The DIY french beret is a vintage sewing pattern featuring a hat that was popular back in the 80s. It’s an easy to sew project requiring no complicated skills.

30 minutes for a confident sewist

    • Ruler or tape
    • Pins and clips
    • Sewing machine
    • Matching thread
    • Scissors or cutter
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Wool felt for the main fabric
    • Rayon or woven cotton as lining fabric

Fedora hat sewing pattern by Melly Sews

The fedora hat pattern features a fedora hat that dates back to the 1920s. The instructions are easy to follow, and the final product looks so chic!

An evening

    • Fabric such as denim
    • Interfacing
    • Grosgrain ribbon
    • Buckram
    • Basic sewing supplies

Reversible 40s sun hat by Pretty Prudent

This 40s reversible hat offers excellent protection from the sun. Use different patterned fabrics for the outer surface and the lining to give your hat a new look every time you turn it inside out!

A few hours depending on skill level
    • Two different fabric pieces for the lining and outer surface.
    • Basic sewing supplies

These vintage hats are our favorite, and they never really go out of style! If you loved these, check out more vintage sewing patterns here!

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