Keeping Warm in Minnesota

Keeping Warm in Minnesota

My mother and I had a great time making these fleece hats for the local community resource center. It feels good to know there will be a few more warm noggins this winter.

If you would like to spread some warmth in your community, here is the easy to sew hat pattern.  It is sized for children, teens, and adults.

Warmest wishes-

Darlene

Car Wash Cap

Materials:  (will make two)

For size small (child size 4-8) you will need ½ yard of outerwear fleece

For size medium (child size 10-12) you will need 5/8 yard of outerwear fleece

For size large (teen/adult size) you will need 5/8 yard outerwear fleece

-thread to match

-rotary mat and rotary cutter

-optional:  June Tailor Fringe Cut cutting mat

Cut:

For size small:  1 – 17”x18” piece of outerwear fleece (greatest degree of stretch should be along the longest 18” edge)

1 – 1”x14” strip of fleece

For size medium: 1 – 19”x20” piece of outerwear fleece (greatest degree of stretch should be along the longest 20” edge)

1 – 1”x14” strip of fleece

For size large: 1 – 21”x22” piece of outerwear fleece (greatest degree of stretch should be along the longest 22” edge)

1 – 1”x14” strip of fleece

Directions:   ¼” seam allowance

  1. Cut 1” wide fringe along longest edge on one side of outerwear fleece piece. The depth of the fringe should be 4 ½” to 6” depending on the hat size and personal preference. (In the picture, I cut mine 4 ½” for both size small and medium) .  Note: the June Tailor Fringe Cut cutting mat will make this task fast, easy and accurate!
  2. With the right sides of the fabric together, stitch the short edges of the hat together. This will form a “tube” with fringe on one end.
  3. With the wrong side of the fabric still on the outside of the tube, fold up the bottom non-fringed edge of the hat, wrong sides together (fold up 3” for size small and medium, and 3 ½” for size large).  Stitch ¼” from cut edge of fabric. This will form a double thick band of fleece around the ears for extra warmth.
  4. Turn the hat so that the right side of the fabric is facing out and securely tie the 1” strip around the base of the fringe at the top of the hat. This closes up the top of the hat and makes the pompom. Trim the ends of the 1" strip so they match the length of the fringe.  Your Car Wash Cap is complete!