Make Reversible Kids Sun Hats March 16, 2021 17:18

Make one of these super cute and handy kids sun hats in 5 easy steps with my downloadable PDF pattern. I have used this pattern lots of times to make the cutest hats for my own kids and friends children, and the best bit, they are reversible!

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Sizing is suitable for 3months – 9yrs

XS / 3-12months / 44cm head circumference
S / 1-3yrs  / 46cm head circumference
M / 3-6yrs / 48cm head circumference
L / 6-9yrs / 51cm head circumference

Looking for a bigger pattern see HERE

If you don’t have the sewing pattern already download it in my SHOP

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

You can also watch these instructions on my YouTube channel.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Before you start you will need the following kit:

  • Cotton Fabric 1 – 25cm
  • Cotton Fabric 2 – 25cm
  • Interfacing (Optional to stiffen)
  • Thread – Seen on the brim
  • Pins
  • Sewing needle or machine
  • Sharp clean scissors

1 CUT

Start by cutting out your pattern templates using paper scissors.

If you are cutting the smallest size, consider photo copying the pattern or fold down the bigger sizes to make a bigger one at a later date.

Next cut out all fabrics pieces required, be mindful of pattern and grain direction. Pin and cut using sharp fabric scissors. Seam allowances are included in the pattern so we can cut close to the edges.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

You should end up with 12 cap segments and 4 brim pieces in total.

Please note – 0.5cm Seam allowances are included in my pattern, I usually use a 1/4″ guide foot

2 Making the CAP

Fabric 1 – Sew 3 segments together to create 1 half of a cap, sew another 3 segments together in the same way and then join the 2 halves to finish one cap.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

 

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Repeat these steps with Fabric 2

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Top tip: Press seams open as you go.

3 Making the BRIM

Fabric 1 – Sew the ends of each brim right sides together to form a circle with a hole in the middle (Optional – use a light weight interfacing to make the brim stiffer).

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

 

Press seams open and then join the brim to the cap. Ease on the brim by matching seams and pinning lots.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Repeat these steps with Fabric 2

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

4 JOINING the 2 hats together

Place both hats right sides together and pin matching seams. Join all the way around the edge of the brim leaving 3cm gap.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Turn your hat through the hole you left and press well with the iron.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

5 To FINISH

Top stitch all the way around the brim edge 0.3cm allowance, closing up the hole.

Secure the 2 hats together with another top stitch further up the brim and/or hand sew the top center of the caps together.

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

And you are finished Congratulations! I would love to see your hat please share on social media @frecklesandcocraft #frecklescraft

Looking for a bigger size? see my adults version of this pattern on Etsy (click the image below)

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

Look at this cutie photo sent by one of my happy customers! See more on my Instagram page @frecklesandcosewing

Sew reversible Kids Sun Hats Freckles and Co sewing pattern and tutorial

You can also watch these instructions on YouTube

Happy Sewing!

If you are in Instagram check out #hennessunhat to see other people making this hat.