We're loving our newest addition to the Spoonflower fabric family, Modern Jersey. It's perfectly soft and stretchy, and when printed, this fabric features rich, deep color that holds up beautifully to washing, even the repeated washes that baby things need. Since we launched Modern Jersey last month, our guest author and frequent contributor of brilliant sewing projects, Emma Jeffery of the Hello Beautiful blog, has been sharing projects and sewing tips for our soft and stretchy jersey in vibrant prints from the Spoonflower marketplace like this lovely infinity scarf, and these comfy shirts for her daughter in new Figgy's patterns. Today Emma is back to share another simple Modern Jersey sewing tutorial, this time for soft and snuggly newborn baby hats.
To make a newborn baby hat, start by selecting your fabric. For my hats I used Flowers and Black Stripes fabric by MintPeony, and Geo Girls Pinks and Girl Chevron by Natitys. You can make at least two hats from one fat quarter of Modern Jersey (you can maybe eke out a third if you’re not worrying about matching directional prints at the seams). Then, print the hat pattern. Make sure to print the pattern at 100%. Check the 1” square on the pattern measures 1” x 1” after printing.
NOTE: This newborn hat pattern is designed to fit a newborn with an average head circumference of about 13.5”.