National Serger Month – Make a Knit Hat!

Happy April! Happy National Serger Month!

sergermo41 300x205 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Here’s a quick and easyFINAL 225x300 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat! knit cap you can make with your serger (and a wee bit of stitching on your sewing machine) in just a few hours. I love knit caps because they can be shoved in the bottom of a purse and pulled out later for a bit of shade with no wrinkles. This project will use up your knit scraps and make a stylish addition to your wardrobe. You could also recycle t-shirts using this hat pattern.

Supplies:

1/2 yard knit fabric (choose two contrasting colors and get 1/4 yard of each)

1/8 yard of fusible lightweight woven interfacing

1 scrap of felt or fleece (roughly 6″x10″)

Seam sealant

The Serger Hat Pattern available here: Serger Hat Pattern

Prepare

Print the Serger Hat pattern. Measure the one inch test box to confirm it has printed to scale. Once it is to scale, cut out all the pieces.

Designate the fabric for the hat band and lower hat brim as fabric A. Designate the fabric for the hat crown and upper hat brim as fabric B.

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Using fabric weights.

Cut the two hat bands and one hat brim from fabric A. Use fabric weights to keep the knit from rolling up or shifting while cutting out pieces.

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All the pieces (not pictured: felt/fleece and interfacing)

Cut the crown pieces and one hat brim from fabric B.

Cut one hat brim from felt and two brims from lightweight interfacing.

 

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Adhere the interfacing.

Adhere one interfacing to the wrong side of each fabric brim following the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

 

 

Construct

41 150x150 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Place the two hat brims with right sides together. Pin the felt (or fleece) to the brim wrong side. Serge the three layers together along the long outer-brim half circle.

 

 

51 150x150 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Turn the brim right side out tucking the felt inside; trim away excess thread. Sew decorative lines 1/4″ apart along the brim,  beginning on the outer seam and working toward the inner edge.

Fold one of the hat bands in half and press to create a line, or mark the center line with an air soluble fabric pen. Fold the brim in half and place a pin at the halfway mark. Pin the upper hat brim (from fabric B) to the brim right side. Pin the hat band along the brim inner edge. Staystitch the hat band to the brim.

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Pin the second hat band to the first, matching the ends. Serge along the edge attached to the brim.

8 150x150 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Serge the two hat band ends together. Fold the seams in opposite directions to distribute the bulk for even serging.

 

 

9 150x150 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Pin fabric with right sides together, and then serge two sections of three crowns along the outer long edges.

 

 

111 150x150 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Serge the two crown sections together. Trim away excess thread.

 

 

 

12 150x150 National Serger Month   Make a Knit Hat!Pin the two remaining raw edges of the hat band together, with wrong sides together. Designate the upper brim (cut from fabric A) as the brim right side and hat band. Pin the crown right side to the hat band right side and brim. Serge along the brim raw edge, connecting the two.

 

Trim threads and add seam sealant to the seam ends to prevent fraying.

Hope you enjoy this hat as much as I do! I wear it all the time. Hopefully you will wears yours just as often.

Happy National Serger Month! Wear this serged hat with pride while you celebrate the sergers of your life. Don’t forget to enter the National Serger Month Sweepstakes to win a Babylock Evolution Extraordinaire. Pop over to the National Serger Month website for piles of fun projects to keep you and your serger creating for months to come.

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One Response to National Serger Month – Make a Knit Hat!

  1. Shirley says:

    Thank you for the pattern. Will have to try this. I have 2 sergers.

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