Free Baby Bear Hat Pattern

I just made my first pdf sewing pattern to share with you all! Yay!

When I was pregnant with baby girl I took up sewing (blame it on the nesting hormones) 
This baby bear hat is one of the many cute things I came up with. (Check out my sewing section for more)
Here is the PDF Download for the Print Out Version:

When printing your pattern, make sure your printer is set to Scale to Fit. 🙂
If you want to make it bigger to accommodation a child or adult, just increase the pattern pieces by making the main hat piece as wide as half of the circumference of the head.
1. Cut out all pieces as directed.
You should have the following:
  2 Hat Body Pieces.
4 ear pieces 
(in a color matching the hat)
2 pink felt pieces.
2. Place your hat pieces with the front sides facing you. Put aside.
1. Place ear pieces with the fronts facing each other.
2. Hand stitch with 1/8″ seam allowance.
3. Turn inside out and then hand stitch the pink felt onto both ears,
1. Fold up where each the Hat Pattern Pieces say “fold up.” 
2. Flip one of them so both front sides are facing each other. 
3. Make sure the fold coordinates on both sides. Adjust if needed.

Taking the top hat piece off the bottom (with the front facing you) pin your ears on upside down on the top of the front piece.  
Sew along the rainbow shape of the hat using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Flip inside out & you are done!
Make sure the fold coordinates on both sides. Adjust if needed.
Here is the example (the PDF is scaled to printer size)
This hat was my favorite thing for her to wear when she was a newborn because she was born during the winter.

thank you for stopping by!

  1. Anonymous

    August 17th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    LOVE IT!

  2. Hannah Hathaway

    September 13th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Anonymous

    September 17th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Hello Hannah, many thanks for the pdf file. Very much appreciated love. Have 2 newborn babys to make these hats for. The pattern is just perfect for what i was looking for.

    Have a great day Hannah!
    Take care love!

  4. Hannah Hathaway

    September 17th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    So glad you can use it! I am sure it will be ADORABLE on your two newborns! (How wonderful to have two!)

    Love, Hannah

  5. patrica byrn

    September 22nd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I have had two grandkids since april and one due anytime I can scale this for my premies THANKS for making this available. it sews up cute and quick.

  6. Hannah Hathaway

    September 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Glad you like it! It is especially adorable on newborns! Did you already make it?

    Love, Hannah

  7. Kimmi S

    October 31st, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Really cute hat. I have several projects pending for my little one with only 7 weeks to go. I may save this for after the baby is born. Love it though!

  8. Hannah Hathaway

    October 31st, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    There is always so much to do in those last few weeks! Hope you get a chance to make it. Also, I always love to see pictures! 🙂

    <3 Hannah

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  10. Hannah Hathaway

    October 9th, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Yes, let me know so I can take steps to fix it if it is really slow!

  11. Anna K.

    November 4th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hi, I'm planning on doing a similiar hat for my niece (with cat ears though :D), and I have one question, since I'm really new to that sewing stuff… What kind of fabric do I need? 🙂
    ps. your site is like… a heaven to me 😀 I can fool myself that I'm going to do all of those things from your tutorials haha. Impossible for me though :p

  12. Hannah

    November 15th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Anna, so sorry I didn't respond to your comment earlier. Use a Knit fabric, it's super stretchy and allows for a comfortable,adjustable fit. Or if you are looking for warmth, you can use fleece, which is kinda like a fluffy felt. But the fleeces wouldn't have be as stretchy.

    Have fun & thanks for your sweet comment! <3

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