A beanie hat is not only a fancy thing but also a must have item in this upcoming winter. Depending on its size, color, design and property, it costs you moderate to high. Sometimes even after being willing to spend a lot, you might not find one after your mind.
But, do you know with a sound knowledge – how to sew a beanie, you could make your dreamt beanie while saving a handsome amount? Sounds impossible? It won’t anymore once you are at the end of this following write up.
How to sew a beanie?
Sewing a beanie by yourself isn’t a mammoth task at all. What you need to have are – a bit of patience and passion for learning. Let’s begin!
With the following apparatus your job is going to be easier and enjoyable significantly:
Are the contents ready? Then, let’s jump to the heart of this write up!
With the priority of your easy comprehension, we have split the entire method into a number of small chunks. Hope, you will enjoy it!
Phase 1: Mark and cut
Place the fabric piece on a flat surface and upon it lay the piece of pattern flat.
With a temporary marker, trace the pattern on the fabric as lightly as possible for you. The lighter you apply the marker, the easier it will be for you to wash it.
As the marking is done, it’s time to cut out the traced part using a pair of sharp scissors. The sharper the scissors are, the more fray less the cut piece will be.
Instead of using the marker and scissors, you can simply use a rotary cutter to get the accurate cut piece faster.
Phase 2: Sew vertically
Match the two vertical ends of the cut piece accurately and use a sewing machine sew all the way.
While sewing don’t forget to back stitch the two vertical ends to secure them.
By this time, you have got a cylindrical shaped thing with two open ends. Each end features 4 petals and those combined create a dome.
Amid the two ends, one will be outside and the other one will be lining. Which one should be what is up to you.
Phase 3: Create dome shape and sew
So, take any end and line up the petals of it in such a way that a dome shape is created. It’s so easy! Could you do that? Can’t line up? Try for a few times, you will definitely see the dome.
As the dome shape is created, join the ends by stitching. One end is done, right?
Go to the other end and do the same with the 4 petals. But, don’t sew the ends all the way, rather leave a 2-inches gap on the top of the dome.
Again, never forget to backstitch!
However, as the sewing is accomplished, snip all the thread ends with a thread nipper.
Phase 4: Turn right-side out and sew
You left a gap in the top of one of the domes. Can you remember?
Trace the gap and turn the entire hat right-side out through this space.
After that, tuck the opening inside. In simple words, push it inside until the inner top of the dome of the other end. And, now you have an almost ready beanie hat in your hand.
Phase 5: Sew the opening
Flip out the inner portion of your hat where you will get the opening.
Through the mouth, pull out the top of the inner dome by an inch and place it in between the two sides of the opening.
Sew the portion well and flip the hat for the last time.
What you have now is a completely prepared beanie hat.
Here are some shortlisted questions that may occur to your mind:
How much fabric is needed for a single beanie?
Ans. For a hat of 25cm, your fabric’s size must be 55cm.
What fabric is mostly used for beanie?
Ans. Wool is always a better option but you can still use acrylic-synthetic and polyester fabric.
Is it possible to stretch or tighten my beanie?
Ans. Yes, obviously it is possible. We recommend you this video to learn in detail:
How long does each beanie take to be produced?
Ans. From marking and cutting to sewing, the entire method takes not more than half an hour if you’re noob.
Does a beanie hat cause irritation to scalp?
Ans. According to some users, it does to somewhat but that’s minor.
Apart from saving a moderate amount for you, the knowledge of sewing a beanie boosts your efficiency of DIY. With the inspiration of its success, you can learn many more new things and keep yourself updated with the ever progressive world.