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How to Make Hats: 34 Sewing Tutorials to Make Hats You Will Love

By: Sari Lesk, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated June 20, 2018
How to Make Hats 34 Sewing Tutorials to Make Hats You Will Love

The song will tell you that you're never fully dressed without a smile, but everyone knows you're never really fully dressed without a rockin' hat. Make your outfit complete by topping it off the most fedorable way you can. Hats are a matter of fashion as well as practicality. This accessory is just what you need to keep your head warm in the winter and your face sunburn-free in the summer. If you're already going to wear a hat for your health, you might as well make it high fashion. These 34 sewing tutorials will show you how to make a hat for your every need!

Whatever the occasion or season, you're bound to find the sewing tutorial you need for your next DIY hat in this collection. Whether you need a summer hat pattern to shade your skin or you'd like to learn how to make hats for winter to keep your noggin cozy, there's something for everyone here. Plus, you'll find baby hat sewing patterns throughout, and there's a bonus section for tutorials on how to make costume hats at the end of the page. You won't want to miss out on any of the many options here!

Sun Hat Patterns and More Hats for Summer

When the summer months roll around, the sun can turn your face an unsightly shade of red if you're not careful. While sunblock can help protect your face, it doesn't always do the trick. In addition to protecting your skin, a stylish summer hat pattern will also help shield your eyes from the sun's bright glare. Check out these sewing tutorials for sun hat patterns to learn how to make hats that will surely serve you well in the hot summer weather.

Winter Hat Sewing Patterns

If the ground is cloaked in a sparkling sheet of white snow, it's time to break out the warm and cozy winter hat patterns. A good winter hat can even help you stay healthy during the flu season. For the most chic ways to keep your head warm in a snow shower, give any of these sewing tutorials for winter hat sewing patterns a go.

  • How to Make a Fleece Hat With Ears

    Don't just send them out in an ordinary hat. Instead, make your children this cute fleece hat complete with puppy ears!

  • Cuffed Baby Hat Pattern

    This baby hat pattern is made out of soft knit fabric for a comfortable fit for your little one. It has a fitted top and a cuff that you can roll up however much you want.

  • Reversible Wool Hat Pattern

    This hat will sew up very easily, and the tutorial will show you the steps you need to make to create a simple, cute hat for women. The pattern can be easily adjusted to be a kid and teen hat as well.

  • Faux Fur Bomber Hat Tutorial

    Make sure to keep extra warm this winter with this easy sewing project that uses faux fur! A simple sewing project that you can wear all winter, this tutorial for how to sew a hat comes with a diagram for creating your pattern pieces, and it gives detailed instructions for taking your measurements so that your hat fits you perfectly.

  • DIY Winter Hat from Upcycled Sweater

    These step-by-step instructions show you how to make a hat from your outgrown or unworn sweaters. Upcycled clothing items like these hats make wonderful homemade gift ideas that show your love while still saving you money and time.

  • Stylish Refashioned Hats with Pom Poms

    This quick and easy sewing pattern is a delightful way to upcycle an item that you likely would have pitched in the garbage otherwise. This sewing pattern is a frugal and budget-friendly way to replenish your winter gear without breaking the bank.

  • DIY Beanie and Infinity Scarf Refashion

    This refashioning tutorial shows you how to take an old thick sweater and transform it into two new DIY accessories for your winter wardrobe in under 10 minutes! With this refashioning project, you can design a warm winter hat using the sleeves of your sweater, and turn the bodice of your top into an easy infinity scarf.

How to Make Hats for Formal Settings

Dress to the nines from head to toe with these simple DIY hats. Your fabulous outfit just wouldn't be complete without a hat like a fedora or beret. If you're looking for a hat as classy as the outfit you'll match it with, these sewing tutorials are perfect for you.

  • 1920s Cloche Hat Pattern

    It’s hard not to love all things vintage, which is why this pattern is just so cute! Learn how to sew a hat that fits tight against your head and comes down low towards the eyebrows—just like they wore them in the Roaring Twenties.

Dress-Up and Costume Hat Patterns

Kids love to play dress-up, and you can easily take the expense out of building up a wardrobe of costumes by sewing these costume hat patterns. These hats are perfect for helping your kids make believe. Check out these tutorials for free costume sewing patterns that will teach you how to make hats your kids will love to wear as they let their imaginations soar.

  • Zany Fox Hat Pattern

    This zany pattern is perfect for speaking to your child’s wilder side. Making a hat like this one for your son or daughter is a great way to ensure that he or she stays warm all winter long.

  • Enchanted Pixie Hat Pattern

    This will turn your daughter into a whimsical character straight out of a storybook. Learn how to sew a hat that's both cute and warm for the chilly days of winter.

  • Fleece Unicorn Hat

    The fleece used in this project will keep your child warm and toasty, while the colorful mane and gold horn will make it so much easier for you to spot your child in the crowd at school pickup. If your child loves unicorns, this sewing project will be a hit with them!

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