Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hat for Cold Weather

Butterick 5111, published in 2007, has a cute beret pattern that is very easy to make out of fleece. It only takes 1/2 yard.

This pattern isn't available anymore, but one could make a beret pattern similar to this by just using a plate for a pattern.

Make one a solid round piece and make the second one the same size except cut out the middle about halfway through. I put a ruler by the pattern pieces for scale.

All that is needed is a band that is the size that goes around your head comfortably.

Fleece doesn't ravel so it doesn't need to be sewn on the serger. Just sew two rows around the outside. Sew the band together and fold in half. Put the band and the edge of the hole together and sew around it twice and the beret is done! An inexpensive, nice, easy, good-looking warm covering!

This is the inside of the one modeled. My serger quit working while I was making this one and two rows of stitching works fine.

This is a very quick-paced project. Layout to finish would take about an hour. I made six out of 1 1/2 yards.

I have decorated some with fleece flowers out of the scraps.

This would make a quick gift or a fun top to match an outfit.


Rachel said...

That turned out really cute!

Janet said...

Thanks. They are so easy to make. It's inspiring when one can make something quickly and it turns out better than expected!