How to Make a Baseball Hat for your doll

 

A baseball hat is a perfect accessory for your doll’s sports outfit. However, it may be impossible to find a doll-sized baseball hat to fit your doll. It doesn’t matter because you can make your own doll hat and choose the right size, color, and style. You can even make one hat to match every outfit of your doll. This requires just little sewing skills and a little bit of time.

Materials

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • 6 inch by 26 inch square of fabric for hat
  • 6 inch by 26 inch square of fabric for lining
  • 4 inch by 10 inch clothing rubber
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine

Step 1: Measure the circumference of your doll’s head around the top of her ears.

Step 2: Use a pencil to draw a circle on a piece of paper with a circumference a little larger than the circumference of your doll’s head. Cut along the circle. Divide it into four triangular sections (like pizza slices), then cut the four sections out.

Step 3: Pin these four triangular sections to the fabric. Cut out the fabric along the edges of the triangular pattern then remove the pins. Do this step again with the fabric for the lining of the doll’s hat.

Step4: Pin the four fabric triangular sections together to form the shape of a hat. Sew the four sections together. Do this step again with the lining of the doll’s hat.

Step 5: Flip the doll’s hat inside out and put the lining inside it, the wrong side facing outward. Sew along the edge of the doll’s hat and leave a small open space in the front of the doll’s hat.

Step 6: Pull the hat right side out through this small open space.

Step 7: Cut the rubber into a “U” shape for the brim of the hat. Therefore, make it about 2-3 inches across and about 2-3 inches deep to fit your doll. Trace this rubber onto the hat fabric and the lining fabric, leaving 1/4 inch extra fabric on one side to sew the brim with the hat. Cut out the pieces and sew them together so that they tightly cover the clothing rubber.

Step 8: Bend the rubber to form a brim shape. Sew it to the front of the doll’s hat, tuck the extra fabric into the doll’s hat and close the small open space.