The best thing about this Slouchy hat is that it a very easy hat to sew and you can recycle your old clothes to make it.You absolutely 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….
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 this ultra useful, extra cute slouchy beanies which you can and will make atleast half a dozen in one evening. They are easy to make and super super cute. Sorry I am repeating myself. They are that CUTE.
Materials needed to make this floppy hat
An old t shirt ( one with a wide bottom edge rim is good so a sweater is preferable but any knit tshirt also would do )I am using an old top of my daughter.The only criteria is that you get clear fabric of length 11 inches from the bottom edge and width of 21 inches all around.
Thread to match
This hat can be sewn by hand easily but a sewing machine will make things faster.
How to make the slouchy beanie hat
Measure the head circumference ( wrap tape measure around your head near your ears and over your forehead ). I suppose about 21 inch would be ok for adults.
Now you have to cut out the fabric for the hat from the bottom edge of your tshirt . First Measure up from the bottom edge of your shirt 11 inches upwards. Cut this tube out.
Now cut one of side seam of this tube piece to open it.You have a big rectangular piece of fabric. Cut out the above measure (head circumference )from this rectangle.
Fold the left and right edges of the fabric toward the center.
Then fold this rectangle by the center.You now have a piece with 4 layers . Place this piece so that the center fold is on the left side.
Mark the below given pattern on the fabric ( center fold should be on left side)
Cut out the pattern ( Cut off everything outside of B-G-E-F-C-B )
Start sewing. Join the Side seam first.
Join the top panels to each other ( only adjacent pieces; not to opposite panels other than the side ones)
Join the top panels to each other, so that you get a dome shaped top, all stitching lines meeting at the top.
You hat is ready for wearing. ta da
You can make this reversible by making a similar one from another t-shirt and joining at the bottom edge, keeping 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.
For want of a model I have my paper mache kitten modelling for the floppy hat