Double Top Knot Baby Hat Free Sewing Pattern

Learn How to Sew a Baby Hat With a Top Knot With This Sewing Tutorial and Free Pattern. This Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial Also Includes a Video and It’s Perfect for Beginners.

If you’ve been following along with me for a while, then you know I’m completely obsessed with sewing for babies! I get giddy when I find out one of my friends is expecting and I start sewing like a crazy person! I actually keep a box full of handmade baby gifts just for baby showers! That’s why I’m so excited to share this Double Top Knot Baby Hat Pattern with you!

The best part about sewing for babies is that you can use up your scraps and the projects come together so quickly!

This hat is easy enough that a beginner can sew it and I’ve included step by step photos as well as a video. I’m also sharing a few of my favorite tips for stress-free sewing with knit fabric.

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New to sewing with Knit fabric? Read THIS post for even more tips on sewing with knit fabric.

Create adorable baby hats with this easy-to-use sewing pattern!

Beginner-Friendly Baby Hat Sewing Pattern

This download includes a professionally drafted, color-coded double top knot baby hat and a single top knot baby hat sewing pattern in 6 different sizes.

Step-by-step detailed photos and detailed written instructions are also included. 

SIZES

  • Newborn
  • 3-6 Month
  • 6-12 Month
  • 12-18 Month
  • 18-24 Month
  • 2 Years

Pattern Includes:

Included in this pattern is a professionally drafted and graded color-coded pattern. Use the 1×1 inch printing guide to ensure accuracy and quickly put this pattern together with its no-trim pieces.

Step-by-step detailed photo and written instructions are also included.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

For this pattern, I recommend using a medium-weight knit fabric with a content of 95% Cotton, 5% Lycra/Spandex. Having at least 5% Lycra or Spandex allows the fabric to have elasticity and bounce back to its original shape without getting stretched out over time. 

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.

Supplies Needed for your Top Knot Baby Hat Pattern:

DOWNLOAD THE FREE TOP KNOT BABY HAT PATTERN AND PRINTABLE TUTORIAL HERE.

DOWNLOAD THE SVG FILES FOR CRICUT HERE.

View the full Youtube video tutorial for this baby hat sewing pattern below.

Step 1: Download Baby Hat Sewing Pattern

Download this baby hat pattern and print it out. You can choose between two different patterns, one features a single knot and the other features a double knot. I’m using the double knot in this tutorial.

I like to print off my pattern on cardstock so that it will last for multiples uses.

Download the pattern to your computer and print the pattern at 100% with no scaling.

Step 2: Cut out the Baby Hat Pattern and Fabric

Choose the correct size, lay it on top of two pieces of fabric with the greatest amount of stretch going across (This is very important!) the pattern horizontally. Pin it in place and cut around the outside of the pattern.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Cut out the band with the greatest stretch going across the width of the fabric.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Step 3: Pin Fabric Together

Clip or pin the two pieces of fabric with right sides facing together.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Here’s one of my favorite knit sewing tips!! Coats recently released Eloflex thread and it’s a game-changer! I keep about 10 spools of these on hand in a variety of colors for all of my knit sewing. This allows me to use a sewing machine instead of needing a serger for every project.

the Eloflex thread is a stretchable thread which allows the fabric to stretch without the seams popping or breaking. This means you can use a normal stitch instead of a lighting or stretch stitch when sewing with knit fabric. I just wish this thread would have been around when I first started sewing with knits years ago!!

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Step 4: Sew Top Knot Baby Hat and Band

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.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy
Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Trim down the seam allowance to reduce bulk.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Fold the fabric in half with right sides together and sew along the short side.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy


Turn both the hat and band right side out.

Fold the band in half with wrong sides together.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Step Five: Pin and Sew Baby Hat to Band

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. The raw edges of the band and the raw edge of the hat should be aligned.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

With a 3/8ths-inch seam allowance sew through all three layers of fabric.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

Press the seam allowance upwards towards the hat and the band downwards. Then fold the band upwards 1.5 inches.

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy
Wasn’t that simple?!? I love to batch sew these hats. Layer a bunch of fabrics and cut out multiple hats at once and spend an evening making a set of these adorable hats!
TERMS OF USE 
You are welcome to sell hats made from this pattern on a small from a home scale. This is a personal use only pattern and may not be shared or resold. All contents of this pattern including the access to video, images, steps, and techniques, are protected under copyright.

Learn how to hack this baby hat pattern into a Knotted Turban Hat below!

Free Easy Knot Baby Hat Pattern with Video and Photo Tutorial by top US sewing blog, Sweet Red Poppy

23 thoughts on “Double Top Knot Baby Hat Free Sewing Pattern”

  1. Love this, had some leftover polar fleece from a project and was able to make 4 newborn size hats to donate to our local hospital. Quick easy instructions

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    1. I would also like a copy of the instructions. I made a hat; it is adorable. My machine is on one floor of my house and computer on another. It was crazy but I got some unplanned stair climbing that day. The hat was not hard but I will not repeat the pattern for some time and will have forgotten how to do it by then.

    1. At Joann Fabric & Crafts, you can usually find fabric of roughly those percentages in the knits section. However, you’ll have to read the end of every bolt, where they list what the material is made of, if you want those specific percentages. Many of the knits they carry are 100% polyester, but often you can find some that are 10-ish% spandex as well. Hope this helps!

  3. As the mother of a charge nurse on the NICU unit at McMaster Hospital I have a group of ladies who knit hats, blankets, angel gowns for babies. Currently I am knitting 72 Santa Hats for Xmas, these are varying sizes. I saw this on u-tube and thought I cd be saving myself a lot of work if I sew these. So I would personally like to thank you for creating this pattern and after Xmas I will attempt, as a newby sewer, to sew these as we supply the 72 bed unit with hats all year round. Thank you again and I am hoping I can find a pattern for a vest type for the babies.

  4. I absolutely love this, but is there a way to modify it to fit an adult? I’m a bald lady and use beanie hats at night to keep my head warm and my eyes covered. I have a lot of knit fabric to upcycle!

  5. Hi I just tried making this with the appropriate materials, but my seems keep gathering. The stretchy thread is giving me some trouble. Do you have any pointers about tension adjustment or something I might be missing?

    1. I just made this cute hat. I used the Eloflex thread on top, not the bobbin. I also used a stretch needle, which I think helped a lot.

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