Free Tutorials for Learning How to Make Hats

Learn the basics and then get creative!

Hat making is an art that seems to have stopped being passed on through the generations. If it weren't for information being shared on the Internet, we would be stuck relying on factories and hoping we could find what we want. Luckily there is fantastic information on the Internet and millinery supply sources that will allow anyone to start making hats.

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    Free Pattern to sew a Toddler Sun Bonnet With a Ruffled Brim
    Toddler Sun Bonnet With a Ruffle Brim. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Use this free pattern to create an adorable sun bonnet with a ruffled edge. You'll be protecting your little ones from the sun and making a cute fashion statement at the same time!

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    Sew a Toddler's Fluted Edge Hat
    Fluted Toddler's Hat. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    A baseball cap may be cute on the little guys, but it doesn't protect their ears and neck from the sun. This hat does, and you can make it in any fabric so there can be a hat to match every outfit!

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    Select one or all of the hats for more than fifteen different hats. They are all great and offer a wide variety of options.

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    Free patterns and tips to make your hats are a great place to start. Raid your fabric scraps for your first hat if you are not feeling confident...if anything else it will be a great hat for working in the garden!

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    This site has to be one of the most inclusive sites you will ever find about hot information. An incredible site to learn hat-making history, equipment for hat making, types of hats and more.

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    A hat and scarf in one.... one thing for the kids to loose rather than two so there are better odds that it may make it back home at the end of a day. Polar Fleece is a fantastic fabric that is easy to sew. Here's a free, simple, useful sewing project to make a hood scarf that will keep someone's head and neck warm with one item.

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    Have you ever thought of a sweatshirt sleeve as a hat? That's just one of the simple hats that are described on this page.

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    If you are interested in making real hats, these directions explaining how to make a mini top hat are a great place to begin.The step by step instructions will guide you through the entire process and teach you enough to start branching out on your own.

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    These directions not only teach you how to make a Fedora hat, but it also walks you through making your hat block using a hat from a thrift store as your place to start.  Imagine your guy's face when he realizes you made him a special hat.

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    This site sells plastic hat forms for felting hats. They offer a wide variety of shapes, and at the bottom of the page, they offer a few pop-up slide shows to help you in your hat making endeavors.

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    This site is an abundant source for any hat making materials or supply I can think of! Veils, hat pins, hat blocks, patterns, boxes and books... a real wealth of resources for learning materials and hat making supplies!

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    You've made an outfit, and now you can use your left over fabric to create a hat to match. A hat to match every garment is bound to offer skin protection from the sun... and a fun accessory! You'll find free patterns and loads of tips to get you started here.

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    How To Make The Perfect Baseball Cap

    These directions guide you through making a paper baseball cap for any party need and a great way to cheer on your team!

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     A Chef's hat can be part of a costume, part of a uniform or just for fun. You'll find free directions to sew a chef's hat here.

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    Insect Proof a Hat to Keep Bugs Out of Your Eyes

    As everyone knows, you should wear protection from the sun and a hat is one of the best ways but I end up with the bugs wanting a break from the sun and trying to hang out under the hat brim and head for my eyes and forehead... in the garden it's especially annoying, but this idea stopped the problem!