Yesterday I showed you a preview of this FREE printable stocking cap pattern (also called a tuque / touque or beanie cap). Today I’m giving you the first of two free, printable sewing patterns, so you can make this winter hat for yourself or someone you love. Wouldn’t it be great in Valentine’s-Day-themed polar fleece?
Later this week, I’ll post the other necessary pattern and the tutorials for making both the scarf and the hat that were shown in Monday’s post.
Normally my website focuses on free printable doll clothes patterns, which are truly my specialty, but for Christmas this past December, I gave my Secret Santa this handmade hat and a matching scarf. So I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share those easy-to-sew projects on my blog this week.
After these post, I’ll let you know which dolls won the poll that I posted on Friday, January 19th.
In case you’re new to my site, the January 19th poll asked followers which dolls they’d like me to create more free patterns for in the coming year. The winners might surprise you…
So be sure to come back for a visit when I announce the winning dolls!
Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.
Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing. These designs use a scant 1/4 inch seam (4 mm to be exact).
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and videos without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.
Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:
- You can pin them on Pinterest.
- You can like them on Facebook.
- You can tweet about them.
- Use any other form of social media that appeals to you!
Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.
In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts!