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September 15: Make a Hat Day

By Sewchicago @sewchicago

Today, September 15, is Make a Hat Day! It’s also Felt Hat Day, but we’ll just focus on making any hat, whether it’s felt, cloth or another material. Hats are again back in style since Kate & William’s wedding. Have you ever made a hat?

Make a Hat Day is is a day for fun! Design, make, and wear your a hat for yourself today. Put your personality into it. Or, make a hat from a character you would like to imitate for a day.

This day is very popular with preschool, kindergarten, and grade school teachers and students. Early in the new school year, teachers look for fun and interesting projects to break up the classroom routine, or for art projects. Kids, who love arts projects by nature, can use their creativity in making a hat that fits them!

The rules for Make a Hat Day are quite simple. Just make a hat, any hat. It can be for you, or for mom or dad. Wearing the hat is optional. But, it’s half the fun.

Source: Holiday Insights

Twitter logoSpoiler Alert! #makeahatday Tweets

How can I resist a themed day of tweets? Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know what today’s tweets are. I’ll be using the hashtag #makeahatday today with links to patterns and tutorials (tutes) of various hats. Usually I re-cap the day after the themed tweet day, but since today is MAKE a hat day, I’m giving you the links today so you can make a hat today.

  • Hot Pattern’s Sunny Side Up Sunhat at Perfect made from canvas or home dec.
  • Get ready for Halloween with Hot Pattern’s Bad Witch/Good Witch Hat & Fascinator at
  • These flowered ear warmers from PrudentBaby are too cute. C’mon cooler weather!
  • Make this beautiful cloche hat from Weekend Designer and bling it with a rhinestone buckle.
  • Make a hat for someone in need, make a hat for Halos of Hope to distribute to a cancer patient. Patterns are free on their website.
  • Love this cutout beret tute from CraftStylish.
  • Feeling a bit like Julia Child? How about making a chef’s hat…a toque? Easy instructions are here.
  • Bucket hats are perfect in solids and prints. Simplicity has a free tute.
  • If you’re making the bucket hat for a fisherman, you’ll need to catch some fish. Here’s a cut fish hat tute with free pattern from Lilybug Designs.
  • A little math is needed to make this fab-u Wide-Brimmed Summer Hat from Weekend Designer.
  • Threadbanger shows us how to make a pillbox hat in this video.
  • Hat + Hardcore Sewing Tutorial + Independent Designer = How to make a hat from an old pair of pants video from Threadbanger.
  • An Art Deco Schiaparelli Mad Cap tute from the Art Deco Society of California.
  • Young artist, Olie, shows how to make a felted hat on a ball in this video.
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Image source: Art Deco Society of California

Whew! that was a lot of tweets! I hope you were inspired to make a hat today. If you make a hat, send me a picture. I’d love add it to our Flickr album.

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