How to Make a Santa Hat

Learn how to make a fun and festive Santa hat using faux fur and stretch velvet fabric. This is a simple project that you can easily make for yourself, or give away as personalized handmade gifts!

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How to Make a Santa Hat

Measure a piece of faux fur that’s 24 inches wide and 8 inches high.

Make sure the stretch of the fabric aligns with the width of your piece.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Cut out the piece. Faux fur can be messy, so it helps to cut the fabric in short snips.

Fold in half with right sides facing and pin down the side.

Stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Make sure to back stitch at both ends.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Measure and cut 2 triangles of velvet that are 12 inches wide and 15 inches high.

Make sure to mark the height from the very center of the width.

 

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Put the triangles together with right sides facing and pin down one of the sides.

Stitch down the side with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Stretch velvet can be slippery and difficult to sew with. It helps to go slowly, don’t pull on the fabric, and wait until the last second to pull out the pins.

 

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Repeat for the other side.

Turn right side out and poke out the top corner.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Take the faux fur circle and fold in half with wrong sides facing. Insert the velvet triangle and pin the raw edges together.

Make sure all 3 raw edges are lined up evenly, and the brim seam is matched up with one of the velvet seams.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

The fabric will be a little thick here so be careful.

When finished sewing, fold the brim down.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

The last piece you’ll need is the pompom. Fold a small piece in half with right sides facing and draw a circle.

I’m using a Styrofoam cup as a template, which is a little under 4 inches in diameter.

Pin in a few places around the circle.

Sew around the circle, but leave a couple inches open.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Cut around the circle, but make sure not to cut into the stitches.

Turn to the right side through the opening.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

Fill the pompom with stuffing so it’s full enough, but not too full.

Insert the tip of the velvet. Fold the ends of the pompom opening in, and hand sew it shut.

And it’s done!

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat

These measurements are for an average adult sized head, but you could easily subtract a few inches from the height and width of each piece for a child size.

How to Make a Santa Hat
How to Make a Santa Hat
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