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After many requests, I've finally created a step-by-step video on how to sew my popular baby hats. This video will walk you through the entire process, from start to finish and I've even included some of my favorite tips and tricks to make this project a breeze!
As soon as the EasyPress Mini was released I had to immediately whip up a few new sets of baby hats because it's the perfect size for this project!
Before we get started sewing, let's chat about the EasyPress Mini because I think you are really going to LOVE it!
With the Cricut EasyPress Mini you can take on any project!
Personalize hats, shoes, stuffed animals and more. It’s perfect for sewing projects because it features a precision tip that makes pressing fabric a breeze!
The Cricut EasyPress Mini measures 1.92" wide and 3.25" tall making it ideal for small projects!
Choose one of three heat settings for your project. I prefer the hottest temperature for cotton fabrics and the medium temperature for synthetic fabrics.
Just like the original EasyPress the Mini features an auto off shutoff that turns off the iron after 13 minutes of inactivity. I love this feature because when I’m sewing I tend to forget to turn off my iron as I go back and forth between sewing, and pressing.
Create a miniature pressing station right next to your sewing machine with the Cricut EasyPress Mini and a Cricut EasyPress Mat. It's so much easier than pulling out a large
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Knit Fabric (I prefer 95% Cotton 5% Lycra)
- Eloflex Thread (this is my secret to avoiding popped seams)
- Baby Hat Pattern (choose either one or two top knots)
- Rotary or Scissors
- Sewing Machine
I created a 15-minute video to walk you through every single step of this project. I've even included all of my favorite tips and tricks! Click on the video below to watch the tutorial.
Download the pattern and print it out. You can choose between two different patterns, one features a single knot and the other features a double knot. The pattern is available in sizes Newborn, 3-6 and 6-12 months. If you choose an extra stretchy fabric it can fit up to a 2-year-old.
I like to print off my pattern on cardstock so that it will last for multiples uses. If you have a Cricut, you can download the SVG file to cut out the pattern.
Choose the correct size, lay it on top of two pieces of fabric with the greatest amount of stretch going across the pattern horizontally. This is very important!
To determine the stretch of your fabric simply stretch a 2-inch piece of the knit fabric in one direction and repeat this process in the opposite direction. Choose the direction of the greatest stretch to go around the head.
Cut out two hat pieces and one hat band. Clip or pin the two pieces of fabric with right sides together.
Sew around the hat using a 3/8ths-inch seam allowance. If you find sewing around the points of the hat tricky, try setting your needle to the down position and lifting the presser foot to rotate the fabric as you go around the curves.
Trim down the seam allowance to reduce bulk.
Turn the hat and band right side out. Using the Cricut EasyPress Mini, press the seams open on the band.
Fold the band in half with wrong sides together.
Tie a knot with the two bunny ears, now it's starting to look like a hat!
Slip the band around the hat aligning the side seams on one side and the side seam and the middle of the band on the other side.
Sew all the way around the hat backstitching at the beginning and the ending.
Press the seam allowance upwards towards the hat and the band downwards. Then fold the band upwards 1.5 inches.
Now you have an adorable baby hat!! Wasn't that easy?
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