15 of the best hat sewing patterns
Whether you're looking for a summer sun hat or a stylish baker boy cap to wear in the winter, you're bound to find something you'll love in our pick of the best hat sewing patterns
A hat can be the perfect finishing touch to your outfit, whether you're looking for a warm hat to stay cosy in the winter or a practical sun hat to protect your skin in the summer.
It's not always easy to find the ideal hat in the shops, so finding a hat sewing pattern to make your own can be a great alternative. The best bit is that you can make a hat sewing pattern in any pattern or colour you fancy, so it'll match your wardrobe! You can coordinate it with your scarf too.
In this guide, we're exploring the best hat sewing patterns to make including bucket hats, baker boy caps and hats for children. We've included some free hat patterns to sew alongside our favourite hat patterns to buy. There are patterns for all seasons to keep you toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
These patterns vary in difficulty, but we've included some easy ones for beginners to try too. We'd recommend that beginners start an easy project with a baby hat and tackle some of the more complicated hat sewing patterns once they've built up their sewing skills.
If you're new to sewing, take a look at some of our beginner sewing guides for lots of useful tips and advice. Check out our sewing for beginners, how to use a sewing machine, best sewing machines for beginners and sewing kits for beginners guides.
Read on to discover the best hat sewing patterns…
15 best hat sewing patterns
1. Sun hat sewing pattern
During the summer, it's important to protect children's delicate skin from the sun's heat. In this free hat sewing pattern, Kirsty Hartley shows you how to make a sun hat for babies and young children. It has a broad brim to provide lots of shade and protection during hot summer days.
2. Baby romper with matching hat
You can make this adorable little baby romper pattern and hat set for a newborn – or just make the sweet little hat sewing pattern by itself. It's up to you! A baby's hat is a fantastic project for beginners to try and it can be made as a last-minute gift for a new arrival.
3. Bucket hat sewing pattern
In the 90s it seemed as though everyone was wearing a bucket hat – and now they're back! Recreate the Brit Pop era look by making this fantastic bucket hat sewing pattern designed by Jessica Entwistle. This hat sewing pattern is free, so you can get stitching right away.
4. Floral trucker hat
Keep it casual by making this floral trucker hat pattern by See Kate Sew. It's both pretty and practical! It'll keep the sun out of your eyes and provide some shade throughout the spring and summer months.
5. Edie turban sewing pattern
Looking for some retro style? Stitch this beautiful vintage turban pattern to wear all year round. You can make it in thicker fabric for extra warmth in the winter months.
6. Serpentine hat pattern
A floppy hat is just what you need to help you stay (and look!) cool during the hot summer months. This elegant wide-brimmed hat sewing pattern can be double-sided, so you get two looks for the price of one.
7. Beanie hat sewing pattern
Keep it casual this winter with this slouchy beanie hat sewing pattern! Beanie hats have a relaxed, comfortable fit and can be worn when you're exercising or just out and about. This is a really easy pattern for beginners to sew and can be made for children or adults.
8. Chelsea hat sewing pattern
Remember the baker boy hat challenge from this year’s Sewing Bee series? Why not have a try yourself with this stylish pattern from Fiona Hesford of SewGirl. If you want to take the hassle out of fabric shopping for this, or want to give it as a gift, Fiona offers hat kits that come with the fabric and haberdashery you need!
9. Tuque hat pattern
Stay cosy and warm this winter with the Atlas Tuque, topped off with a pom-pom for a fun finishing touch! Make your hat in a chunky knit or upcycle an old sweater to make view 1. You can make matching Atlas mittens, too!
10. Brompton hat pattern
The Brompton hat sewing pattern is another variation on the classic baker boy cap look. This pattern is designed to be made using cotton, denim or tweedy fabrics. It's a great hat to throw on when you're after a smart casual look.
11. 269 Metropolitan hat
If you’re a fan of vintage accessories, you’ll love this Diane Keaton-inspired hat. It’s a quick and easy sew using just three pattern pieces, and you can make it in a light linen for summer and wool for the winter.
12. Hennes reversible sun hat
Not only is this cute sun hat reversible, it’s also available in adult or child size, so you and your mini-me can match! Use a plain fabric for one side and contrast print for the other for a hat that’ll go with any outfit.
13. Kwiksew women's hats
Discover four hat patterns for women in this excellent value pattern pack from Kwiksew. These will help you to stay cosy all winter long! It includes patterns for a hood, beanie and two bucket hats.
14. Ear flap hat
Keep your ears warm all winter long with this faux fur ear flap hat pattern from Sewing Rabbit. This hat is functional and fashionable – and it's a good sewing project to try if you want to have a go at sewing with faux fur.
15. Vogue men's hats
This pack of hat sewing patterns from Vogue has a selection of five hat patterns to make, making this set great value for money. The pack includes pattern pieces and instructions to help you make whichever hat you like best!
Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints