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Reversible Hat

Source: Martha Stewart


  • 2 pieces medium-weight fabric in coordinating colors and patterns, 3/4 yard each

  • Iron

  • Disappearing-ink fabric marker

  • Fabric scissors

  • Fusible interfacing (optional)

  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies


  1. Download the templates. The adult hat measures 22 inches around (fits a medium size); the child's hat measures 21 inches (fits ages 6 to 10).

  2. Wash, dry, and iron fabrics.

  3. Print and cut out templates for hat brim, side panel, and crown. Lay templates on first piece of fabric, trace with marker, and cut out. For a stiffer brim, lay brim template on fusible interfacing, cut out, and attach interfacing to wrong side of brim fabric.

  4. With right sides facing, machine-stitch center-back seam of side panel with 1/2-inch allowance. Press seam with iron. Repeat with brim.

  5. With right sides facing, pin crown to side panel. stitch with 1/2-inch seam. Trim seam allowance to 1/4 inch, and notch to ease curve.

  6. Repeat steps 2 through 4 using second piece of fabric.

  7. Returning to first fabric, pin brim to side panel, right sides facing, aligning center-back seams, and stitch with 1/2-inch allowance. Notch seam to ease curve.

  8. Repeat step 6 with second fabric, but leave a 4-inch opening.

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