Date Posted:16 December 2021
A santa hat is a great way to show your Christmas spirit, and it’s a classic accessory at every Christmas dinner. This project is great for any level of sewist, from beginner to advanced.
Making your own Christmas hat is super simple. We recommend using velvet for the main body of the hat, and faux fur for the brim and pom-pom. However, you can also use fleece, mink, or any other soft fabrics. This pattern suits a standard adult size, however, if you need to size up or down, just add or subtract an inch or two from the pattern size.
- Brother NV50S Sewing Machine
What you'll need:
- Sewing machine
- Rasant thread
- 20" x Fabric (in your choice of pattern)
- 12" x White faux fur
- Sewing scissors (or a rotary cutter & mat)
- Pins and clips
- Hand stitching needle
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Overlocker (optional)
- Santa Hat sewing pattern
Don't have an overlocker? Use a built-in zig zag stitch on your machine to finish off the edges to stop the fabric from fraying.
The steps below are just an overview of the project instructions and must be used in conjunction with the tutorial video. Print these steps out to have beside you when watching the video as a reminder.
- Download the pattern here. Print & cut it out and join together where required.
- Fold your fabric of choice in half.
- Cut 1 piece of the hat pattern on the fold.
- Cut a 23” x 7” piece of faux fur.
- Cut the pom-pom out of faux fur using the pom-pom pattern piece.
- With right sides together, sew your hat piece together along the long diagonal edge (keeping the bottom open) with a straight stitch and a ½” seam allowance.
- Fold the faux fur rectangle widthways in half (right sides together).
- Stitch together along the width with a straight stitch and a ½” seam allowance.
- Fold the fur rectangle lengthways in half (wrong sides together).
- Stitch the long open edge using a basting stitch.
- With the right sides together, attach the faux fur brim to the open edge of the santa hat. Pin or clip to secure.
- Use a straight stitch and a ½” seam allowance to sew the brim and hat together.
- Trim the edge down to reduce bulk.
- Thread your hand stitching needle.
- Hand sew a long running stitch around the pom-pom circle's perimeter.
- Leave a long tail at the start and at the end of the circle.
- Gather the pom-pom by gently pulling on each end of the thread.
- Stuff the pom-pom with excess faux fur (or hobbyfill if you prefer).
- Tighten the threads to close the pom-pom and tie them off tightly.
- Attach the pom-pom to the hat's end using hand stitching.
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