Ruffle Fabric Hat Tutorial

Very flapper girl don't you think? I used the always amazing Ruffle Fabric to create these hats and it's so much quicker and easier than you might think! You are only going to sew one line!!!!  This project takes advantage of the fabric and took me only ten minutes to make a hat for both myself and my daughter (well minus the flower time). 

What you need-
Ruffle Fabric, half a yard was plenty to create two hats, make sure you get the smaller ruffle not the 2 inch
Sewing machine (you can do this by hand, there is only one seem so it actually wouldn't take all that long)
Flower (See this tutorial on how I make my flowers- petals, poppies, or  peonies)
Measuring tape

Before you get started you will need to write down some measurements.

Measure the circumference of the head.  Write that number down and subtract 5.  Now divide by 2.

Example- Head measures 21 inches around 21-5=16 /2=8

Now measure from the eye brow to the top of the head vertically.  Write that number down.  You will also need to subtract 1.5 inches for a separate measurement. 

Example- Eyebrow to top of head 7 inches  I need that measurement and 7-1.5=5.5 inches

Now we are ready for fabric.  Fold your fabric right sides together making sure the ruffles are laying nice and flat in the same direction (toward the bottom of the hat).   With your first measurement from the circumference, measure from the fold out and pin ( 8 inches from example).

Halfway between the fold and your pin measure up your eyebrow measurement (7 inches from example, white star in photo below)

From your bottom pin and from the bottom of fold up (black stars in photo below) measure up your -1.5 measurement (5.5  in example).

Angle your black star pins toward the top white star pin to create a dome shape.  Allowing ourself a seam allowance, cut around the outside of your pins in an upside down U shape.  NOTE- we are using the fold as part of our construction, do not cut through the fold any further than where the pin is.
Along the side you just cut, pull the ruffle ends out so that you catch them in the sewing machine.
Sew along the entire edge you just cut.  Trim your extra fabric and turn right side out.  Attach your flower on preferred side and your done!

The formulas for measurements are the same in adult and child sizes.

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  1. I love this! Can't wait to make one for my girls!

  2. I love this! So very pretty! It's been so long since I have been to Jo Ann fabrics..I am assuming they have the ruffle fabric there. I am actually planning a trip there within a few days so I will be on the lookout for this fabric. I really want to make one for me and one for my almost 2 year old niece!
    P.S. I love the photo of your daughter with her cute little hands over her eyes! So darn cute! I am guessing the sun was in her eyes?!
    Also, if I may give you a compliment..your hair is absolutely gorgeous!
    and..the last photo of you and your daughter is precious!

  3. I have not seen the fabric anywhere but the website I linked, but maybe you can find it somewhere. The girls that run the ruffle fabric site are super nice and are a small business so your sure to get great service!

    Nadia was a bit sick of mommy taking her photo that day so the hands in front of the eyes were hiding from the camera. But I happen to love the shots of her doing that too so I don't mind :)

  4. I absolutely adore this! So CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing at Between U & Me! :)

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  6. These are beautiful --The picture of your dtg and you may you always remeber that perfect time

  7. Super cute! Love the color, too...makes such a beautiful hat. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm now following :)

  8. Thanks so much for entering over at its so very cheri. That is so adorable. My little girl LOVES hats. I will have to make her one of these.

    You should enter that in thediyclub.com "Weekly Showcase" party. We have a fun give-a-way each week this month.

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  9. this is so beautiful. i will have to try this myself.


  10. Oh, how sweet!! I can just envision all 3 of my girls wearing matching ones!!

  11. I have yet to get any of that fabric, but have coveted it forever. Now I really, really want it...HOW great is that hat. Maybe I will gift myself some of that glorious fabric!!

  12. GREAT tutorial! I think I am going to have to make one of these for my daughter. Absolutely darling! Thanks for linking up (AND linking back) to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

  13. Come by Thrilling Thursday on 10/14. I am going to feature your adorable link! Also, feel free to grab an "I Thrilled on Thrilling Thursday" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :)

    Thanks for sharing your creative talent with me and my readers. Hope you stop by and join in the party again soon!!!


  14. This is too cute! I think I can sew a line to be able to pull this off. Where do you get the ruffle-y fabric tho? & I don't know who you're models are (I am a brand new follower)but they are just beautiful girls. =0)

  15. Very nice. And pink is awesome!
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  16. soooooooo cute !!
    I'll try it ! I looove your Blog!

    greetz from germany =)


  17. This hat is awesome. It really makes a statement.

    You have gorgeous eyes by the way. :)

  18. Adorable this project, I allowed myself to report it on my blog ... I hope you do not mind, but if you agree, I will remove the link. Thank you, Beta


  19. Here is a GREAT place to find the ruffle material and all the things you need to go with it in making hats, bloomers, skirts, etc. The prices are very reasonable, too!


    Hope you find what you need and glad I could help!

  20. I've never found any ruffle fabric that compares to rufflefabric.com. My granddaughter has a few RTW (ready-to-wear) skirts and 2 dresses, high-end brands, and even those don't hold a candle to rufflefabric.com ruffles. The quality is fabulous. I'm not affiliated, just a happy customer (and my DGD is a very happy wearer)!

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