Thursday, January 3, 2013

Fleece Baby Hat with Bear Ears

My church makes hats that are donated to newborn babies at the local hospital. Many women crochet these hats, which I can {sort of} do.  I liked this hat (which is crocheted) but decided I would get them done faster if I made a sewn version. This tutorial shows how to use my tutorial for making a double layer fleece hat and add ears.

lined fleece baby hat

You’ll just need some scraps to make a newborn-sized hat. I used fleece for the outside and a t-shirt for the lining. Then you’ll just need four ears. I just cut some ear shapes out; I made them larger to allow for a seam allowance. Note: when I cut this hat out, I used this pattern that has a slight ear flap.

Start out by sewing the ears together with right sides together. Leave the flat part open to allow for turning the ear.

Turn it right side out. (Don’t press it, I haven’t had good luck pressing fleece!) Repeat with the other ear.

Position them about 1” away from the top of the hat’s ‘V’ with the right side of the ear facing the right side of the hat’s front fabric. [Mine don’t look all that even in this picture. But make sure yours are evenly spaced away from the center of the hat.] You’ll want to pin them with a pinch in the middle so they get sewn on with a little fold to make them more ear-like.

Machine-baste them on.

Now you can assemble the hat according to the tutorial found here. When placing the back fabric onto the hat with right sides together, make sure the ears are facing down into the hat.

That way they’ll be on top when you turn it right side out.

I love these little hats. I think I made them a little big for the average newborn, though! They might have fit my sweet little giant of a baby, though. They’d make a great gift. baby bear hat tutorial


  1. Very cute! I'll be featuring these saturday for Featuring YOU on The Train To Crazy!

  2. Adorable!! I'm pinning this one. :)

    I'd love if you shared these at my Show & Tell link party this week.

  3. What sweet little hats! I'm sure their future owners will look cuddly and cute wearing them. :)

    Visiting from The Frugal Girls.


  4. Such adorable hats! I have several little kids in my life who would love those! I found you from the Delicate Construction link party.

  5. Those are just too adorable. What a great thing to do!

  6. These are very cute and warm! Thanks for sharing today!

  7. That's adorable! They must look so cute in them! I'm just about to get started on a new pattern for toddler fleece hats too :)

  8. These are so adorable. I just may have to make a few of these for the little one I'm expecting soon.

  9. Those are so cute! What a great idea. :) I found your project next to mine at The Winthrop Chronicles party.

  10. Wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. These are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!I'm stopping by from Sew Much Ado.

    ~Lindsay from

  12. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  13. These are so cute!


  14. So adorable! Your tutorial makes it look very easy, thanks for sharing!

  15. Smart girl, I love these, Thank You for this awesome pattern!

  16. these are SO darling so glad you share this at my link party can't wait to see what you have this week. definitely pinning

  17. Looking for an easy pattern for my 1st great granddaughter due the day after tomorrow. Will make this with a chin tie since they live in Alaska and pointed ears since the material is zebra. Making blanket to match, too.

  18. I just don't know how to have the correct size for my baby :(


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