Sweet Dreams Hat

Sweet Dreams Hat


Keep your little one warm and cozy with this Sweet Dreams Hat from Jen Hagedorn.  This easy baby hat pattern requires knit fabric, so the hat is stretchy, warm, and soft.  Soon you'll be sewing these super cute baby hats for all your friends and family!

Sweet Dreams Hat


  • 1/4 yard cotton knit with at least 25% stretch (we used the darling Alphabet Soup print and Lime Green organic cotton interlocks from Harmony Art Fabrics)
  • Cotton knit for the band (contrasting or matching): 2.5" x 14" piece
  • Polyester thread
  • Ball point needle
  • Pattern


  1. Print out the free baby hat pattern.  Cut around the solid line.  The 1/4" seam allowance is already included.
  2. Cut 2 of the hat pieces from your main fabric.  Cut 2 strips of your band fabric, each 2.5" long x 7" wide (the stretchy direction).

    Sweet Dreams Hat
  3. Place the hat pieces right sides together and sew around the edges as shown, using a 1/4" seam allowance.  When sewing knit, a stretch stitch or narrow zigzag is recommended to ensure that your seam will stretch along with the stretchy fabric. Also place your band pieces right sides together, and sew the short edges.

    Sweet Dreams Hat
  4. Make a little clip into your seam allowance where the long "tail" that you will be knotting meets the main part of the hat.  Don't clip through your seam.

    Sweet Dreams Hat
  5. Turn the main portion of the hat right side out.  Fold the band in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.  Finger press the seams open.

    Sweet Dreams Hat
  6. Place the band around the main portion of the hat, raw edges aligned, and matching up the side seams.  Pin all around, then sew this seam using a stretch stitch.  If you have a free arm on your sewing machine and can slip the hat over it without stretching the hat, it makes this part a breeze.

    Sweet Dreams Hat

    Sweet Dreams Hat
  7. Flip the band down into place, give the tail a single overhand knot, and enjoy!

    Sweet Dreams Hat

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I am loving these simple and easy patterns for baby gifts and another I must add to my list. Great tutorial to follow the steps to making this sweet dreams hat and so easy anyone even a beginner can make. Just think how amazing you will feel when making and giving one to someone as a gift.I like to have control on how I want it to look and not one out of store that everyone has. And you can even decorate it any way you like. Anyone feel the same?

Inspiring me to make these adorable & easy to make for newborns at our local hospital!

Looks like a "keeper" pattern, will give it a try when our 2nd. great grand daughter gets here due in April. :-]

I think this hat is very sweet . I make custom baby bedding and related items .

So cute and I'm going to Walmart right now for fabric I needed a lift today God Bless You. and I've been planning on starting to make for our here and this will be another item trhat is quick and inexpensive. Thank you!

LOVE this cute little hat! I make hats, caps, and blankets for the babies at my local hospital!

This looks adoreable...


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