Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa's Little Helper

Officially, the first clothing I have made for my baby is a Santa hat.

Aw. I apologize if I just made you vomit. Come on, it's cute, right?

Here's the pattern.

Cut four of these out of a red knit fabric. I used the cotton interlock from Joann Fabrics, that I had leftover from my Electra costume. What, you've never seen my Electra costume? Aw, it was the first thing I made, ever, on a sewing machine... it's a little terrible so I've never posted it. Also I kind of look fat in it. Anyway.

Where was I? Oh right. How to make a Santa hat.

  • Cut four pattern pieces, above, out of red stretchy fabric. Make sure the stretchy direction is going width wise.
  • Sew the pattern pieces together, right sides together, so that they form a cone. Use a zigzag stitch and a 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Cut a 18.5" x 2" rectangle out of the red fabric, and another out of some white faux fur (mine is left over from last years polar bear costume and was purchased at
  • Sew the two rectangles together, right sides together.
  • Finish the edge of the red fabric with a zigzag stitch.
  • Sew the fur side of the rectangle to the bottom of the red cone, right sides together.
  • On the inside of the hat, hand stitch the red fabric up inside the hat at the four corners.
  • To make the pom pom: Cut a circle out of the fur fabric, then hand stitch loosely around the outside of the circle. Stuff with scrap fabric and pull tight.
  • Hand sew the pom pom to the top of the hat.

    Mine came out a little too small, because Charlie has a massive head. You may need to adjust the hat for your own little Santa baby.

    Merry Christmas!


    KT said...

    It is VERY cute. I didn't realize just how big babies eyeballs are.

    Becky said...

    It was more my bad measuring...thanks for the tutorial/inspiration!

    And yes, it is a very cute picture.