Fleece Hat Tutorial for American Girl

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American Girl Fleece Hats

I love to come up with new ideas for my daughters’ American Girls and Bitty Babies. My 3 year old has just recently started playing with all her babies and pretending to be a mommy. She’s learning to dress them. I thought adding some winter accessories while it’s still cold this winter would be fun.

American Girl Fleece Hats

One winter accessory that are super easy to make are fleece hats.  It only takes scraps to make doll-sized ones, which is great to use up any scraps you have leftover from other projects.  Now I bring you the Fleece Hat Tutorial for American Girl! This tutorial will show you three different hats to make.

American Girl Fleece Hats

How To Measure Your Doll

American Girl Fleece Hat

Measure your dolls head circumference and crown length.  For an American Girl, the circumference is 12 inches, and crown length is 3 inches.  Using this measurement and since fleece has stretch, you can create your own hat pattern.

American Girl Fleece Hat

How To Make A Pom Pom

 American Girl Fleece Hat

1. Cut a 6 inch x 1 inch wide strip of fleece.

 American Girl Fleece Hat

2.  Fold the strip in half lengthwise and make cuts along the entire length without cutting through the middle, like pictured.

American Girl Fleece Hat

3.  Stretch the strip lengthwise and begin rolling it up.

 American Girl Fleece Hat

4.  Once it’s rolled up, with a needle and thread sew the lose end closed.

5.  Fluff the pom pom.

Jester Hat

American Girl Fleece Hat

1.  Cut 4 pieces of fleece 6 x 3.5 inches.  Cut 2 of one color and 2 of another color.

2.  With right sides together line up one color of each and sew together.  Do this for both sides. These will form the front seam and back seam.

3.  With wrong sides together, line up those two pieces with opposite colors on each side and sew the side seams.  Then, sew the top of the hat closed.

4.  Hem the bottom of the hat and then flip right side out.

5.  Make two pom poms.

 American Girl Fleece Hat

6.  Attach a pom pom to each of corner.  Insert the needle through the inside of the hat through the corner to attach the pom poms.

Ski Hat

1.  Cut a piece of fleece on the fold 6 inches wide x 8 inches long.  This way when you open it up, it’s 12 inches wide.

2.  With wrong sides together, sew the side seam closed.

3.  Hem both the bottom and top of the hat so have a tube. Flip right side out.

4.  Cut a contrasting piece of fleece 20 inches long x 1/2 inch wide.

American Girl Fleece Hat

5.  About 2 to 2 1/2 inches from the top wrap the contrasting piece of fleece 2 times around and then, tie it off in a knot.  Trim the edges.

Pom Pom Hat

1.  Cut 2 pieces of fleece 6 inches wide x 7 inches tall.

2.  With right sides together, sew both side seams and the top seam.

3.  Hem the bottom edge of the hat.  Flip the hat right sides out.

 American Girl Fleece Hat

4.  Take the top corners of the hat and bring them together and hand sew shut.

 American Girl Fleece Hat

5.  Make a pom pom and attach to the top of the corners.


9 Comments on Fleece Hat Tutorial for American Girl

  1. Pary Moppins
    January 22, 2014 at 6:28 am (2 years ago)

    Those are so stinkin’ cute! I especially like the jester hat. I’m going to show my daughter this tutorial. She will have great fun making the hats.

    • Stephanie
      January 22, 2014 at 9:23 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Anne!

  2. Kristina & Millie
    January 22, 2014 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    too cute! I will have to make a few. Great tutorial!

  3. Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck
    January 22, 2014 at 10:50 am (2 years ago)

    This is so fun! I bet your daughter loves having extra “new” clothes to dress her dolls in! :)

  4. Ronda Porter
    January 22, 2014 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Wonderful tutorial that’s easy to follow. Looks like a fun project for a cold day indoors! My daughter will love these.

  5. Gina
    January 22, 2014 at 4:03 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a great tutorial! I think I’ll have my 7 year old try this one. :) Sharing everywhere!

  6. Brooke - DesignedByBH
    January 29, 2014 at 4:43 am (2 years ago)

    These are so cute!!!! And I love the shot of you measuring the doll’s heads. So cute. Pinning!!! (Even though I can’t say that I own an American Girl…)

    – Brooke –


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