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Fleece Hat Tutorial by clearkid Fleece Hat Tutorial by clearkid
Watch out, it's a big file!

Also see how to color fleece eyes to go on your hat. --> [link]
How to replace the band with ear-flaps! --> [link]
And how to sew on ears! --> [link]


Pattern: also notes the size of the rectangle
NOTE: pattern includes a 1/4" or .6cm seam allowance. That means sew that far from the edge. :)

If you are one of the many people only familiar with the metric system, I'm sorry I didn't include those measurements but here is a wonderful conversion tool. --> [link]

Alright you've been waiting for it so here it is. Firstly I'd like to state that this was a big pain to make. I have no idea how others can stand to make these.

Now this is just a basic hat so you can embellish it however you want. Please don't ask me how to make anything specific; either you'll have to figure it out or buy it from me. ;)

Please don't post this anywhere, kindly leave a link instead.
Tutorial (c) me, Clearkid - For the glory of God!

Edit: OK, so I've had several people express confusion on the last step. I will attempt to clarify it here:

First sew the short edges of the band together, forming a loop. Then fold it the long way with the seam inside so you have a double thick loop. Take your main hat part and turn it inside out with the seams facing out. Turn the hat upside-down like a bowl! Now, take your double thick band with it's two raw edges facing up, and place it INSIDE the hat so that those two edges line up the the edge of the hat. Pin it together starting with the seam of the loop lined up with the back seam of you hat. Then fold it in half and pin the front, and then the sides and in-between. Then you're going to sew the tree layers together at the top. When you've finished, take out your pins and fold the brim down, and turn the hat right-side-out again to finish.

Now, that's the detailed explaination. In essence, all you're really doing in the last step, is sewing the brim to the bottom of the hat in a way that hides the seam on the inside. Hope it helps guys! If you still have questions, feel free to post them here. :D

Want to see what others have made? --> [link]

And one last thing. If you make a hat, I'd love to see it. You can post your links here. :3
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Fleece Hat Tutorial by ~clearkid is an easy to follow tutorial for anyone who wants to start to make their own hats. ( Suggested by Mythos721 and Featured by UnicornReality )
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Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
This is a great tutorial and I plan on using it. However, I would like to add a piece that flops over in the back like this picture
cdn.fashionable.pics/images/he…
However, I am unsure how to do it with fleece. Any tips would be helpful! Thank you! 
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kylieisnotonfire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I made my hat with little cat ears:)
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QueerKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you just saved Christmas.
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KaySavage Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! Now I can make my own hats! :D
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SpicePrincess Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Made a bunny :3
Not too great with the brim making skills, but I'll get better u3u
Bunny Hat
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Whiteish Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
i love this, it makes my day so much simpler :) thanks a million <3
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Dsifreck90 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Artist
Can you felt to make the hat instead of fleece?
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kittenmycat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist
hi! so I have a small problem. I have been wanting to make thi hat for a wile and it would work perfectly but the problem is, I cant seem to get the pattern. there must be something wrong with my computer but it wont let me see the patern. is there any outher way to get this pattern?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You need to have adobe acrobat reader installed to view pdf files, (virtual booklets) you can get it free here: get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ :)
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kittenmycat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist
thank you so much!
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corgi800 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I've made several hats with it now as I can't get enough XD

However, I am having a LOT of trouble with one part... The band always seems to be too small for the hat! When I sew it on, there is always extra main-hat-body material even if I'e already sewed the whole band on, leading to big poofs in the finished hat. I used exactly the dimensions it said on the pattern for the rectangle, and I've added up to four whole inches and it's still too small. I think I must be sewing something wrong, but I can't figure out what! I would be so, so grateful if somebody could please help.
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corgi800 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, after reading a little further back in the comments section I found the answer to my problem. Thanks again for the tutorial! Perhaps I will post some pictures of my completed Toothless hat army afterwords.
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SiiraNeera Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial! I've been stuck with how to make a Teemo hat for a coming up con and this is so helpful!
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Piplup501 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you thank you so much! this really helped me for my cosplay!! :la:
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Yumio-chan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   General Artist
It so amazing thank you.
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lupine-feline Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just to be sure, in the pattern 6 1/2 INCHES or centimeters? and is that just one side or is it all the way across?
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Jifi-Dawg Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jfjdawg14.deviantart.com/art/T…

made some hats and threw them in with some plushies i made. just thought you might like to see it :3
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Medley-of-Light Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial! I made myself a bear hat, and the only thing I had to change was the size DX I have a big head :(
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KraftyK9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This may sound strange but...
I LOVE YOU THANK YOU
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xElestar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial! I made myself a bunny hat! I will upload a picture soon!
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kawaii-kekki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, just was looking back through sewing patterns on here, and I think I forgot to tell you I featured your tutorial on my blog a long time ago! I really loved this pattern, so I had to share it with others (credited to you, of course~)


Thanks for teaching me how to make fleece hats, btw! This was and still is a really great tutorial. :3
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LuluHaven Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I sooo love your tutorial. :)

But can I ask one thing, can I adjust the sizes? I mean, remove some inches from the main pattern and add some inches to the rectangular pattern? I really want the rectangle part to be bigger. owo Would that still work?

Thanks for response if ever :>
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mio-san13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awusuuume! OwO
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Vulpix150 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS A GREAT TUTORIAL
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kireena Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! It really helped a lot and I am having a blast making hats! Here's one I made for myself fav.me/d14y0ub
Again, thank you :)
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kireena Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
derp wrong link ^_^ fav.me/d6uqpir
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procrastinator66 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you i have been trying to find a template i can actually understand
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dyingstarr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thank you for doing this tutorial! I actually used it and made a Gastly hat with it! :D
dyingstarr.deviantart.com/art/…
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SoulMeetsArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
hey hey I made a hat using this pattern along with the ear flaps so I shall link this to it. Thank you ^.^
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GothicAngel2525 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Thank you so much for this!! I am looking to make a hat for a Halloween costume, and finding a basic hat pattern was much harder than it should've been! 
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ShadowRyghas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, wait, if I'm making for a slightly larger head than usual (24 inches), I don't change the size of the hat itself, just the band? =o Is that what I'm gathering?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Exactly!
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Kawaiichao-Pots Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you soo much!!Now all omochao has to do is make himself :D
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Mangalover53 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
My first time with a sewing machine. Next time I'll use the adding ears tutorial too and make a hat for a cosplay
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lilylatigresse Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I just tried it out!
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eveewazHERE Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What kind of stitch would I use to hand sew this?
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graymoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Artist
i'll try tomorrow:sorry: if I can even do it... 
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Random-Chibi-Person Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you so much for this~! It really helped~! I made an Umbreon hat with the help of this pattern~! <3 
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Yuzukki-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cries* I don't know how to sew ;w;
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bread-doh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
do you have a pointer on how i can make the tip of the hat more like a rugby ball(tipped) than a hemisphere?
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Jackie-Pijjin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice! I've been needing an excuse to fire up that old Kenmore sewing machine of mine! :)
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MuseGamer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial was very useful! I used it to make my own hat for my cosplay: [link]
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Vivi-Chuu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'll attempt this tomorrow!~ :iconyutasmileplz: I hope things turn out right :iconanoplz:
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alex951753 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I couldn't understand the part at the end so i did it a different way and I don't know if its going to look right.
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ShiloT Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome tutorial and pattern, thank you! I tried it out and Scrooge was my model: tilastrinity.deviantart.com/ar...
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Ivy-Frost Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how long does the rectangle have to be?
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clearkid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The same length as the distance around your head. :)
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