Slouchy Beanie Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

Learn to stitch a floppy hat easily on your own from old tshirts or knit fabric with minimum sewing skills. Sewing this slouch hat pattern is super easy.

slouchy beanie hat pattern

The best thing about this Slouchy hat is that it is a very easy hat to sew, and you can recycle your old clothes to make it. You do not need an excuse to wear this cute little brimless head-hugging hat made by your own hand – having a bad hair day; too cold to go out coverless; need a matchy hat for your outfit; want to show off your handmade skills….

Slouchy Beanie Hat

I bet you have a couple of old t-shirts lying around at your place – yours or your kids will do. They can be made into these ultra-useful, extra cute slouchy beanies, which you can and will make at least half a dozen in one evening. They are easy to make and super cute. Sorry, I am repeating myself. They are that CUTE.

Materials needed to make this floppy hat

take fabric to make a slouchy hat from old t-shirts

An old t-shirt (one with a wide bottom edge rim is good, so a sweater is preferable, but any knit t-shirt also would do ). I am using an old top of my daughter. The only criterion is that you get a clear fabric of length 11 inches from the bottom edge and a width of 21 inches all around.


Thread to match

Tape measure

This hat can be sewn by hand easily but a sewing machine will make things faster.

How to make the slouchy beanie hat

Step 1

Mark the dimensions as per the picture below. Cut the two fabric pieces from the two layers of your T-shirt.

Free beanie sewing pattern
mark the free beanie sewing pattern - 11 to 12 inches in height and 10-11 inches in width.
Cut 2 pieces of the beanie hat sewing pattern.

Step 2

Mark a dart measuring 2 inches from the top as in the picture below.

Mark the darts.

Step 3

The darts on the top of the beanie hat.

Cut it out 

Step 4

Start sewing the dart; keep the piece right sides together and sew with a tapering stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance on top, tapering to a point at the end.  

Sew the dart on the top of the slouchy hat

Step 5

Join the top panels to each other; keep them right sides together and stitch along the edge.

Keep the two fabric pieces together.

You hat is ready for wearing. ta da

free beanie hat sewing pattern

You can make this reversible by making a similar one from another t-shirt and joining at the bottom edge, keeping the right sides together. Do not forget to leave a small space unstitched to turn the hat right side out. Sew up the spot after everything is turned right. You have two hats in one go and a super cozy one at that. Or just give a cuff by adding a facing to the bottom edge. 

For want of a model, I have my paper mache kitten modeling for the floppy hat.

hat pattern for slouchy beanie hat

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Author: Sarina Tariq

Hi, I love sewing, fabric, fashion, embroidery, doing easy DIY projects and then writing about them. Hope you have fun learning from sewguide as much as I do. If you find any mistakes here, please point it out in the comments.