How to Make an American Girl Doll Fleece Hat with Fringe


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Learn how to make this super easy fleece hat for an American Girl Doll or 18" doll. This tutorial does not require a pattern. It only requires a small amount of sewing so it's perfect for a beginner sewer.

Watch our video tutorial and read the following step-by-step instructions to learn how to make an American Girl doll hat.

Do you need other ideas for crafts or clothes to make for your American Girl doll? Look to the right for a link to all of our "Doll Craft Videos". Our DIY Doll Crafts page also lists many crafts and clothes you can make for your doll.



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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Fleece Fabric
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Scissor
  • Basic Sewing Supplies

INSTRUCTIONS :

STEP 1: FABRIC

Doll Hat Tutorial - Fabric With a scissor, cut one piece of fleece fabric 12 1/2" x 9".

Also, cut a very thin strip of fleece about 14" long. This is used to tie the hat together at the top.

STEP 2: SEWING HAT BAND

Doll Hat Tutorial - Press Band Place the 12 1/2" x 9" piece of fleece fabric on a flat work surface with right side of fabric facing up. Fold the 12 1/2" edge over about 1/2" to 3/4", press and pin in place.

Doll Hat Tutorial - Sew Band Sew close to the inside edge to hold it in place. This is the band of the hat.

STEP 3: SEWING SEAM

Doll Hat Tutorial - Fold Together Fold the fabric with right sides together. Align short edges of the fabric and pin. Sew the sides together using a 1/4" seam. Finish the edge of the seam with a zigzag stitch.

STEP 4: GATHERING TOP OF HAT

Doll Hat Tutorial - Gather Top Place the hat on the doll, gather the top of the hat together and wrap the thin fleece strip around the hat twice. Then tie a knot.

Doll Hat Tutorial - Tie Gather

STEP 5: MAKING FRINGE

Doll Hat Tutorial - Cut FringeWith a scissor, cut fringe at the top of the hat. To do this, cut strips about 1/2" wide.

American Girl Doll Fleece HatYour doll fleece hat is finished and you can put it on your doll. Look below for our tutorial on making a winter poncho for your doll.

I hope you will try making this doll hat. It is fun and easy.

DOLL ACCESSORIES FOR WINTER

Check out our other doll accessories tutorials below. Make some fun outdoor gear for your doll this winter.

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL PONCHO

Make a cute fleece poncho to match the fleece hat.

American Girl Doll Fleece Hat How to Sew an American Girl Doll Fleece Poncho

This hat and poncho would make a great gift for any little girl who plays with American Girl dolls or any 18" doll.

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL SCARF

Click the image below to watch the video In Youtube to learn how to make this cute scarf for your American Girl Doll.

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL MITTENS

Click the image below to watch the video In Youtube and learn how to make these doll mittens.

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