This article will provide you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a sleeping hat. This is a great project for beginners and kids because it’s quick and easy!
I hope this helps anyone who needs guidance for their next craft time. I have a great way to keep your head warm at night without the hassle of messy hair.
This hat is perfect for kids but also works well for adults. It’s not too complicated, and you can make it in just about 30 minutes!
How To Make A Sleeping Hat?
Here’s a step-by-step guide to how to make a sleeping hat:
You Will Need
- Fabric (preferably fleece)
- Sewing pins
- Safety pin
- Fabric marker
- Or chalk Seam ripper
1. First, you want to measure the circumference of your head. You can do this by measuring above your ears and around the point where your hat will sit. Then, write down that measurement as you’ll need it later on for step #7.
2. Next, grab some yarn or string and wrap it several times around that circumference measurement, making sure to overlap each time.
3. Once you have a long enough piece of string, cut it and tie the ends together tightly. Then, once again, wrap the string around that circumference measurement a couple of times and then pull it tightly closed into a loop that goes over your head.
4. At this point, you will want to cut the excess string off so that you’re left with a nice, tight circle.
5. Now, it’s time to measure the height of your hat. Measure from the top of the string loop and down to where you want the hat to end (usually around 1-2 inches below your ears). Write this measurement down as well.
6. To make the bottom of your hat, you will need to use your scissors to cut two slightly larger circles (diameter-wise) than that height measurement.
7. Next, get out your sewing pins and safety pin. Place one circle inside the other with the wrong sides together. Then, carefully line up all four corners before placing the safety pin on the outside where you’re sewing.
8. Sew around three edges (leave that bottom edge open) and then turn your hat inside out through the opening you left. If this is confusing, I’ve added a quick sketch to explain it more clearly below 🙂
9. Time to make those ear flaps! Start by folding your fabric in half, so the height measurement is now the width. Then, cut along that fold.
10. You will then want to hem (or sew) along both long edges of each flap. This is optional, but it will help keep them from fraying.
11. Finally, safety pin or sew each flap onto the bottom end of your hat. You will want them to overlap each other by about 2 inches or so, but you can make it whatever length you need.
12. If this is feeling too complicated to follow along with, I have added a couple of photos below for reference 🙂
13. Put the hat on, and you’re done!
What Does A Sleep Hat Do?
First of all, it keeps your head warm at night. It also helps you sleep more comfortably because it eliminates bed-head and gets rid of static! Plus, now that you’re wearing a hat to bed, that means extra warmth for you 🙂
Benefits Of Sleeping Hat
1. No more messy hair
2. Helps you sleep better by keeping your head warm
3. Eliminates bed-head and static in the morning
4. Extra warmth for cold nights!
Now it’s time to find out what my sleeping hat looks like! Here’s a photo of me wearing the hat that I made above 🙂
Also Read: How To Make A Toddler Sleeping Bag
Why Are Sleeping Hats Long?
Most sleeping hats are long so that they can cover your ears and keep them warm. This is especially important if you live in a colder climate! Plus, it just makes the hat look a little more stylish 🙂
Do You Have To Make A Sleeping Hat?
No, you don’t have to make a sleeping hat. If you’re not crafty or don’t feel like sewing, you can easily purchase a sleeping hat online or at your local store. However, I think it’s always fun to make things yourself, so I hope you try this out!
How Do You Make Homemade Hats?
There are many different ways to make hats, but the most common way is probably knitting. This hat is made using crochet instead of knitting 🙂
What Yarn Should You Use?
It’s best to pick a thick, warm yarn for any hat that will be worn next to the skin (like this one). I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in black 🙂
How To Put Together Your Sleeping Hat?
Step 1: Measure your head’s circumference (right around the forehead) where you want your hat to sit. Make sure it’s a little bit smaller than that measurement. Then, cut a piece of string twice as long as that circumference measurement and tie both ends together to form a loop.
Step 2: Put the loop over your head and adjust it to the string against your forehead. Using a pen or something sharp, make a small mark on the string where the top of your hat will sit.
Step 3: Cut the excess string off so that you’re left with a nice, tight loop.
Step 4: Use a measuring tape to measure the length from the top of the string down to where you want your hat to end. Make sure it’s at least 6 inches longer than that measurement.
Step 5: Cut two circles using that measurement (the diameter, not the circumference).
Step 6: Place one circle inside the other and sew them together using a running stitch.
Step 7: After you’ve sewn the circles together, turn the hat inside out so the right sides face each other.
Step 8: Fold the fabric in half, so the height measurement is now the width. Then, cut along that fold.
Step 9: hem (or sew) along both long edges of each flap. This is optional, but it will help keep them from fraying.
Step 10: Safety pin or sew each flap onto the bottom end of your hat. You will want them to overlap each other by about 2 inches or so, but you can make it whatever length you need.
Step 11: Cut a piece of yarn about 18 inches long.
Step 12: Tie one end of the yarn to the top of your hat, and then thread the other end through the loop you created in Step 1.
Step 13: Pull tight so the yarn is now snug against your head.
Step 14: Knot the two ends together and trim the excess.
There you have it! Your very own handmade sleeping hat! 🙂
The Bottom Line
This is a great project for kids or adults who want to sleep better. I hope you found this blog post enjoyable and informative! If you’re interested in more DIY projects like these, please let us know by commenting below.
I hope this helped anyone who needs guidance with their next craft time. Thank you for reading!