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How to Make Young Boys Baseball Cap, Age 5

Make this super cool boys/girls baseball cap, it looks great when co-ordinating with the T-shirt and shorts from my previous blogs.

Time it takes to make: 3-4 Hours

Skill level : Intermediate

You will need:

2 x Fat Quarter Pieces

10” (25cms) x 45” (115cm) wide lining fabric

10” (25cms) x 10” (25cms) wide buckram

10” (25cms) x 36” (90cms) wide interfacing

10” (35cms) single fold bias binding

5” (12cms) of ¾” (2cm) wide elastic

1 ¾” (2cm) button to cover - optional


Matching thread

Sewing machine

Templates – To be printed full size on A4 paper

Step-by-step instructions:

All seams are 5/8” or 1.5cms unless otherwise stated.

Before you start your project, gather all your supplies and have a quick read through the instructions just to familiarise yourself with the terminology. It is always a good idea to wash your fabric before you begin work to eliminate any possibility of shrinkage at a later date. Iron your fabric with a suitable temperature to ensure it is flat and easy to work with. You would be amazed with the difference in size a few creases can make.

Step 1

With right sides together lay your two fat quarter pieces on top of each other. Cut out from the templates all pieces as stated. Repeat for the lining and interfacing. Transfer the marking on the side panel 2.

Step 2

Pin interfacing to the wrong side of all panels. Following the manufactures instructions attach the interfacing to the panels. Trim the interfacing to reduce the bulk.

Step 3

With right sides together and using a ¼” (6mm) seam, pin, tack if desired and stitch a front section 1 to a side panel 2 matching notches. To avoid bulk at the point, press each seam open before stitching the next seam.

Step 4

With right sides together and using a ¼” (6mm) seam, pin, tack if desired and stitch the side panel 2 to the back panel 3, matching notches. This now forms half of a crown, repeat for the other half.

Step 5

​With right sides together, pin the crown sections together. Tack if desired, stitch the entire centre seam using a ¼” (6mm) seam. Again press open.

Step 6

Cut the two peak sections from the buckram. Place together and stitch ¾” (2cms) from all edges. Trim away 5/8” (1.5cms) seam allowance from all edges

Step 7

With right sides together, pin and tack the two peak sections together. Stitch along the seam line leaving the inner curved edge open. Trim seam, notch with scissors or use pinking shears.

Step 8

Turn the peak right side out, press. Insert the buckram into the peak through the opening, getting it right up to the seam.

Step 9

Machine-baste the raw edges of the peak together. Clip the curve.

Step 10

On the outside, pin the peak to the crown between the large dots, matching the centre front.

Step 11

Stitch the lining as for the crown.

Step 12

With right sides together, pin and tack the lining to the crown, (over the peak), matching all the seams and having the raw edges even. Stitch the lower edge.

Step 13

Trim the seams and clip the curves. Turn the lining to the inside and press. Baste the raw back edges together. On the outside, stitch ¼” (6mm) from the lower edge between the front panel seams and back opening edge.

Step 13

Your almost there. Take the bias tape, open out one folded edge. On the outside, stitch the tape to the back opening along the crease line and the ¼” (6mm) seam line. Allow the tape to extend ½” (1.3cms) below the lower edges.

Step 14

Clip the curves. Press the bias tape towards the seam allowance. Turn in the ends of the tape. Press the tape to the inside, stitch in place.

Step 15

Cut the elastic to 3¼” (8.5cms). Fold the back casing in half lengthwise. Stitch the long edge remembering to back tack at the beginning and end. Trim the seam. Turn to the outside and press. Thread the elastic through the casing, a safety pin may help here. Fold the inside ends in on themselves and stich the ends closed with a suitable stretch stitch.

Step 16

On the inside pin the ends of the casing to the inside of the back opening, stitch securely in place.

Step 17

Using a scrap of fabric cover the button and sew to the top of the hat.

Congratulations! Your baseball hat is now finished.

Made by Bernadette Wainwright for The Craft Cotton Company 2018

Find her on Instagram @bernie_sew_whats_new

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