I’m not going to lie; I hardly have any spare time to do ANY sewing after the arrival of my second daughter – Lucy. But I found a little bit to design this cute jersey hat! What do you think? 🙂
Spratton Newborn Hat – Free Sewing Pattern is available for newborn size only. My daughter’s head is on the smaller side. I made pattern to fit babies up to 75th centile, with a head circumference of 35-39 cm.
Download and pattern assembly:
Scroll to the bottom of the post to download the pattern, it’s available in A4 format.
Make sure the test box is 5 x 5 cm.
You can try printing on different paper formats but always select printing to 100%. Let me know if you have any issues.
0.7cm seam allowances are included. You can see them on the pattern.
This pattern is for light knit fabrics.
Crown pieces x4
Brim x2 on the fabric fold
Ties x2 made from 2.5x30cm strips of the same fabric
Instructions (this is my preferred method, you can do it differently):
Cut all the pieces of the hat from jersey fabric.
Prepare ties: fold a 2.5cm strip of the fabric in half and sew approx. 6mm from the raw edges. Turn it inside out using a loop turner.
Topstitch the ties if you like. I used a straight stitch but kept it at low tension.
Instead of your original fabric, you can use other types of string. Just make sure the fabric is soft and won’t irritate your baby’s skin.
Using zigzag stitch or overlocker stitch the back of the brim with the right sides facing.
Place your ties in between two brim pieces. Stitch all of them together with the right sides facing using a zigzag stitch or overlocker.
Turn your brim inside out and press with an iron.
Start sewing your crown pieces together with the right sides facing
Use a zigzag or overlocker and press with iron once it’s finished.
Stitch the crown and brim together with the right sides facing and press with an iron. Your hat is now finished!