I have always found myself in shops at winter time looking for a beanie that I love and most importantly looks good. Don't get me wrong I found many that were cute with added pom poms, embellishments and bright woolly colours but they were very expensive. Thats why this pattern is important to me. I wanted to create a beanie that was comfortable, looks great and non expensive. I simply can not describe how comfortable this beanie is. It is fully self lined making it extra warm and has an attached band that make it nice a snug and can be worn turned up and down.
The Lucy beanie is a great home sewing project and is suitable for children as well. It is even a great gift idea. I have made myself 3 beanies, using 3 different fabrications.
1. Rib 2. Mock Rib Velvet 3. Knitted Marino wool
This would be one of the most simplest patterns to create. It only consists of 2 pattern pieces and a total of 3 cut outs. You have the option of cutting out the band twice for a more relaxed and wider band aesthetic.
LUCY | BEANIE
For this beanie I recommend using a beautiful lush rib fabric. I find a rib works best for this pattern and makes it cosy and extra warm. Other stretch fabrics that are suitable are any type of stretch fabric with a high recovery. This means that the fabric retains it original form.
You can use a knit fabric that contains an elastane/spandex and even Wool blend which will aid for warmth. Get creative and make your own beanie with different weighted fabrics for any type of weather.
To print your PDF Pattern
Printer, Paper Scissors, Sticky Tape, Coloured Marker (optional)
To sew this PDF Pattern
Sewing Machine, Normal machine foot, Fabric Scissors, Pins, Measuring Tape, Matching Thread, Thread cutters (optional), Hand Sewing Needle.
WATCH & LEARN
Watch my YouTube sewing tutorial and see how I make the Lucy Beanie from start to finish. I show you how to make this beanie from start to finish making it easy to follow along.
TIME TO SEW
ASSEMBLE YOUR PIECES
STEP 1. Fold all pattern pieces right sides together. Pin in place, ready for your to sew that and the beanie top at the centre back.
STEP 2. Before you start sewing set your machine to a stretch stitch. Sew in place using a 1.5cm / 5'8" of an inch seam allowance. Back tack to secure the stitch, removing the pins as you sew.
STEP 3. Cut all loose thread.
STITCHING THE POINTS
STEP 1. Fold each point onto itself and pin. This will create the top of your beanie. Your beanie will start to take shape. The top will be rounded.
STEP 2. Remove the pins and with your hands hold seams together. Sew in place using a 1.5cm / 5'8" of an inch seam allowance. Back tack to secure the stitch, removing the pins as you sew. Take your time, and as you go you will notice that the top of the beanie will become more bulky. This is due to all the seams meeting together at the top and is totally normal.
STEP 3. Cut all loose thread. To take away the bulk on top of your head, cut the excess fabric. This will allow the top of the beanie to sit nicer on your head.
ATTACHING THE BAND
STEP 1. Open the centre back seams on both the top and the band. Placing right sides of fabric together and both centre back seams, pin together in place. Make sure your notches are matching as you pin.
STEP 2. Sew in place using a 1.5cm / 5'8" of an inch seam allowance. Back tack to secure the stitch, removing the pins as you sew.
STEP 3. Do the same to the other side, but this time pin a guide at the centre back (3cm/1inch width) not to sew. This is to create a hole so you can pull the garment right way through.
STEP 4. Sew in place using a 1.5cm / 5'8" of an inch seam allowance. Back tack to secure the stitch, removing the pins as you sew.
STEP 5. Cut all loose thread and pull the beanie right way up, through the hole you just created.
HAND SEW THE HOLE
STEP 1. Thread your needle with matching thread.
STEP 2. Pin the hole shut making sure the centre back seams match.
STEP 3. Sew the hole shut knotting the thread at the start and at the end of your stitch. This will Create a seamless seam.
You have finished!!! Put your beanie together by folding the tops in on themselves creating a beanie. Fold your band up and you are ready to go.
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