Fleece Earflap Hat
October 28, 2013 Crafts

fleece earflap hat

I stumbled upon a super cute fleece earflap hat pattern at the end of last winter. The timing to make it was obviously off, so I decided to make a lilac and purple fleece earflap hat for Baby Girl.  In the meantime, Little Man decided he really liked it, so he kept wearing it. I finally had to hide the hat from him, since it was a little too girly for him!  It’s a little bit big for Baby Girl, but it’s still pretty cute.

fleece earflap hat
Unfortunately, when I went to write this post and share this awesome pattern with you, the pattern is no longer available from the blog where I got it, which was From an Igloo. However, I’ve found a pattern that looks similar and is free from a blogger that I’ve been following for years called I am Momma Hear Me Roar, and I’m also sharing a link to a pattern that looks exactly the same as what I used, but does cost $6.95 from Tie Dye Diva.
This was a really easy pattern to sew, as there was nothing complicated about it at all, and sewing with fleece is pretty easy. In fact, I had so much fun sewing my first fleece earflap hat that I modified the sizing on the pattern and sewed 2 more- one for Little Man and one for Miss Magoo.

fleece earflap hat

fleece earflap hat

Miss Magoo’s fleece earflap hat is dark and light pink, since pink is her favorite color. She keeps asking me, “Mom, don’t you just love pink?” I can’t be honest and break her heart- I just don’t like pink. But wish such a pink-loving girl around, I’m getting used to it! And when it comes down to it, I’d rather make things my kids will like than things I like but they refuse to wear.


fleece earflap hat


Little Man’s earflap hat is actually made with fleece on the inside, but the outside I made from thermal waffle fabric (I’m sure that’s not the technical term, but that’s what I’m calling it).  I thought it would look cool, and I’m happy with how it turned out. 

If you use a fabric thinner than fleece, I would recommend using some interfacing, since otherwise you can see the seam allowance through the other side. 

fleece car

For the decoration on Little Man’s hat, I used a red sweater that I had felted and cut out a car shape. Then I sewed on buttons for wheels, and used embroidery floss to sew the car on. I think it turned out cute, and he loves it!

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  • Britni

    Okay Jamie these are so cute. I definitely want to feature them in my winter crafts posts if that’s okay. And make some of my own!

    • Jamie H

      Britni, I’d be honored to be featured in your winter crafts post! Thanks for checking it out!

  • Megan Paulos Blethen

    These hats are all so CUTE!! I’m a mom of 3 boys so I LOVE the hat you made for your little man!! I love the waffle fabric and the car! Great job with these! Thanks for sharing another website with a free pattern. I think I’ll give this one a try for my boys!

    • Jamie H

      Thanks Megan! The best part is you can just use any old t-shirt that’s lying around for the upcycled ones. In fact, all the fleece ones are from old fleece jackets and pjs that were in the yard sale pile 🙂 If you give it a try, I’d love to see your results!

  • Gina

    ALL these hats are really cute! I want to make one now! I like how you made each one so different! Great job!
    Gina @ Gina’s Craft Corner

    • Jamie H

      Thanks Gina! I had so much fun making them personalized. I love that creative aspect of sewing.

  • Crochet Hooks

    My granddaughter was the same – pink pink pink. Now she changes her mind what her fav color is every month lol. Great job on the hats!

    • Jamie H

      That’s funny about your granddaughter changing colors constantly! Hopefully my daughter will get over the pink sometime soon 😉 But in the meantime, I’m embracing it!

  • Jamie H

    Thanks, Joy! I love that they’re also really easy. I’m not an amazing seamstress by any means, but they were easy enough for me to figure out, and they didn’t take much time.

  • The cutest thing I’ve seen!! I really need to get my sewing machine up and running.

    • Jamie H

      Thanks Michelle! I’ve been finding myself enjoying sewing more and more the more I do it.

  • Sara

    Those are adorable! I love easy sew projects…instant (nearly) gratification!

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