Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Classic Beanie

I am SO BEYOND excited to be sharing with you today my very FIRST pdf pattern. I wanted to release this pattern at the beginning of winter but life got in the way and I haven't had a chance to get the pattern digitized until last week. Luckily, or not so lucky, it's still cold in most states so we are still in need of hats.

This is a very quick sew, fifteen minutes or so, and it's a great beginner pattern. Since it's a basic pattern you can easily add embellishments to personalize it to your style. I added this flower clip to my hat to give it a little pizzaz.

My model, my little sister, wore the beanie loose and it had a slouchy look at the back. I didn't even think to wear it like that, it looked so cool.

Another view of the slouchy look with the band flipped up once.

I changed the flower clip out in this picture and the model is wearing the hat pulled down to how I would normally wear it.

As you can see it gives a more snug fit this way. The band is also turned under twice in this picture.

You are going to need 1/3 yard of fleece or knit (anything that has a nice stretch to it), basic sewing supplies, and the Classic Beanie pdf. Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance for this pattern. If you are making the beanie for someone with a smaller head then use 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Place your fabric right sides together and cut one piece from your pattern on the fold.

Sew along the curved and straight lines as shown above. My lines in the photo above aren't straight but make sure you sew your lines straight. I don't have a steady hand in photoshop.

Line up the two lines you sewed in your previous step, they will both be in the middle of the beanie now, and sew along the curved line. That's it you're done! Since you are using fleece/knit you don't have to hem the bottom of the hat, it won't fray.

Since this is my first pdf pattern I would love to hear your feedback. If I need to change anything please let me know. You can leave a comment or email me. I would also love to see your pictures of your finished beanies.

Please note this pattern is for personal use only. You can use it to make items for yourself or as gifts. If you would like to use this pattern to make items for sale please contact me at joannadoesitall(at)gmail(dot)com.

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