Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:00 AM
 
You don't have to be a master seamstress to make cute clothes for your kids this winter. This no-sew fleece hat tutorial is easy enough that the kids can help make them. You'll have the whole family bundled up and ready to play in the snow in no time!

Sewing can be really intimidating. I used to avoid any craft project that called for a sewing machine because I thought it was overwhelming and complicated. If sewing is not one of your many talents, it doesn't mean that you can't still make adorable clothes for your kids! This no-sew fleece hat project is perfect for any crafter — no sewing skills required.

no sew fleece hat materials

What you'll need

  • 1/3-1/2 yard of patterned fleece
  • 1/3-1/2 yard of solid fleece
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

What you'll do

no sew fleece hat step 1

Start by measuring your child's head with the tape measure. Cut out two pieces of fleece (one patterned, one solid) that are 15 inches tall and as wide as your child's head circumference, plus two inches.

no sew fleece hat step 2

Lay the patterned piece of fleece out flat on top of the solid piece of fleece.

no sew fleece hat step 3

Fold the bottom edge of the fleece up 1-1/2 inches, then fold it up a second time to form the brim of the hat.

no sew fleece hat step 4

Pinch the fabric to fold the brim in half, then use your scissors to make a vertical cut through all of the layers of fabric.

no sew fleece hat step 5

Cut several slits all along the length of the hat.

no sew fleece hat step 6

Cut a strip of fleece that is 1/2 inch wide and a couple inches longer than the length of the fleece.

no sew fleece hat step 7

Weave the strip of fleece in and out of the slits in the fabric.

no sew fleece hat step 8

Fold the fabric in half with right sides facing each other and tie a double knot with the ends of the strip of fleece.

no sew fleece hat step 9

Cut several vertical slits along the edge of the fleece. Cut the slits through all four layers of fleece.

no sew fleece hat step 10

Cut a few strips of fleece that are 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches long. Cut one for every slit that you made.

no sew fleece hat step 11

Slide the fleece strips through the slits and tie them in a double knot. Trim off any excess.

no sew fleece hat step 12

At the top of the hat, start cutting fringe in the fabric. Make the fringe approximately 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches long.

no sew fleece hat step 13

Turn the hat right side out and gather the top of the hat.

no sew fleece hat step 14

Cut a long skinny piece of fleece and use it to tie off the top of the hat, then trim off any excess.

no sew fleece hat step 15

Now your no-sew hat is ready to wear!

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