+ slouchy knit hat tutorial (2 ways)…and a video

Though I love to wear slouchy knit hats, I really love to make them. Especially when the itty-bitty head is involved. Also, its extremely cheap…only a little bit of fabric from some scraps or a shirt. Thanks to my husband we have a cute video that goes along with the tutorial. I might have watched it 1000000 times already, but I can’t help it…Oli is so dang cute.
If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, at least watch the very beginning and/or the very end because this squishy cheeked boy is to die for.

 

Supplies:
little bit of knit (I used a scrap), can be from an old shirt
scissors
pins
thread
sewing machine
measuring tape
Instructions:
1. Measure the circumference of your kid’s head and the length from the bottom and back of their neck to the top of the head. Then cut out a rectangle that is the height of the hat times 2 plus 2 inches (for the slouchiness) and  the head circumference minus 2″ or so for the stretch.  Make sure the stretchier part of the fabric runs along the head circumference side of the hat.
2. Fold in half right sides together.
3.  Sew one half end in a round shape.
4. Turn right side out and sew the other end in a round shape (sorry about the bad photoshop job here)
5. Push that end inside the hat.
6. Match the hat’s ends up evenly inside each other and tack together the very top of the hats together.
Instructions:
1. Measure the circumference of your kid’s head and the length from the bottom and back of their neck to the top of the head. Then cut out a rectangle that is the height of the hat plus 3 inches (for the hem and slouch) and  the head circumference minus 2″ or so for the stretch.  Make sure the stretchier part of the fabric runs along the head circumference side of the hat.
2. Fold in half right sides together.
3.  Sew up the sides of the tube and round the top.
4. Fold the bottom in a quarter inch, then an inch. Sew a straight stitch along the fold while you stretch!

 

 

Comments

  1. Super cute hat & tutorial. Even more adorable model!

  2. So cute ♥

  3. I can’t get over how cute your baby is!! Love the video and music ~ so awesome :)

  4. He is so cute!

  5. Useful tutorial
    I ask you – add a translator on site (make it easy my life..) :)

  6. lovely video, and thanks for this new method to make a knit hat!

  7. o my god so cute! :)

    Irene Wibowo

  8. Such a cute and easy hat! Your baby is precious!

  9. he is a cutie!!! i love slouchy hats! i should make one!

  10. He is one juicy, squishy, cutie-pie! And what a perfect spring hat. Not too warm and keeps the ears protected from that San Fran wind. Oh yea!

  11. Super cute video!

  12. What a great tutorial! More videos please! This was awesome!

  13. Too cute!

  14. So cute! I might have to make one for myself!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

  15. Love it Liz! Totally gave you a plug on my blog-trentandkristen.blogspot.com. I just adore what you do!

  16. Great tutorial I wanna make me a few in various colours.

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva’s Blog

  17. Omgosh he is sooo soo adorable. You make me wish I had a sewing machine so bad. I love your craft!

  18. He is absolutely adorable!!! The beanie is so cute on him and it reminds me of harry styles with beanie!

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

  19. Beautiful baby and great video.

  20. So cute baby and thanks for the tute video. :)

  21. Hello from France and thank you for this tutorial ! I’ve just made it for my kids and it was pretty easy thanks to you : http://www.savethegreen.fr/2013/03/27/di-1-recycler-un-vieux-tee-shirt-en-bonnet/
    I love your blog, full of great ideas. Cheers !!

    • Bonjour! Did you know that Liz’s little brother is living in France? He was in Vannes and is now in Strasbourg. Such a small world isn’t it. I (her mom) am trying to learn french to visit. I just worry that I won’t be able to talk to anyone if I don’t know french.

  22. Cute! I would really like to know what kind of camera your husband used to make the video, please. :)

  23. What a cutie!

  24. So cute! Both the hat and your son. Thanks for sharing.

  25. i never comment, like EVER, but seriously? your little guy is ridiculously cute. and if i didn’t have an 8 month boy already, i’d have some serious baby fever after watching that video. and that reminds me, i need to take some cute crawling baby video! :)

  26. Thank you sooooo much for putting up this tutorial! I have been looking for one forever!! Its brilliant!! Im off to have a go!! Thank you! And your son is gorgeous!

  27. Your baby is so adorable. I could not help but smile every time I saw him.

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  31. Lauryn Thornton says:

    I love it! Making some for my baby and want to make some toddler ones as well. Anyone make one for their toddler and have the measurements?

  32. Mommato4 says:

    Great tutorial curious if you used jersey knit? And also what did you use to help you make the oval shape? I just can’t get it right.

  33. Vary Sharp. Great looking sword and strong

  34. I was looking for a solid, practical sword for self defense purposes. After scouring Amazon, this is where I decided to take my chances. I am VERY pleased! This sword is definitely well made. I have no doubt it will hold up if and when I need to fully utilize it’s potential. Solidly sharp edge out of the box. A little heavier than I had expected, but this is my first katana. The balance is slightly forward, but has a fantastic overall feel and great look. For the price, I couldn’t be happier! I have full confidence this is capable of taking an intruders arm clean off.

  35. I am very impressed with this sword. The craftsmanship on the handle and hilt are very strong. It came sharpened, but not super sharp, it does come with a layer of grease to prevent rusting, Which is white. The entire construction is sturdy and has a great feel to it. I don’t know if it’s just an imprinted coloring on the blade or not. But I will say if it turns out to be a plain carbon steel blade, it still is worth way more then paid .

  36. riahchelle says:

    Made this hat this afternoon for our little munchkin. Super easy and super adorable. Thanks so much!

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