I have partnered with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores to bring you my matching hat, scarf & mittens tutorial!  This is a fabulous handmade gift idea that will be sure to keep your recipient warm and cozy this holiday season!

DIY Hat Scarf & Mitten Tutorial

Isn’t my baby sister purrttty?  She’s the best model ever!

Day 9 of 25 Days of Christmas Series at thatswhatchesaid

So I have to ask a question…Anyone else LOVE fabric?  I mean, I am a total beginner sewist and even before I got my sewing machine…I LOVED FABRIC!  My favorite thing to do is browse all the awesome fabrics at Jo-Ann’s.  Even better…the remnant rack!  I love, love, love the remnant rack!  Would you believe me that I made these mittens, scarf and hat from a remnant of fleece I picked up?

Jo-Ann’s has tons and tons of choices for fleece.  I also picked up some for a cute toddler knot blanket that I will share soon!  Here is how I made my matching set!

Supplies Needed:

  • 2/3 yard of fleece in your favorite color or pattern
  • Sewing machine/thread
  • Scissors
  • Pen or marker
  • Yarn

DIY Hat Scart & Mitten Tutorial with thatswhatchesaid.net

Let’s start with the Mittens:

I traced my hand and left almost an inch of “extra” to make sure the fleece fit over my width of my hand.

Mitten Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.net

I sewed a small hem on both of the wrong sides of the fabric.

How to make mittens at thatswhatchesaid.net

The I matched the right sides of the mitten pieces together and sewed along the outside edge.  Turned inside out and You have some mittens!

Now the Hat:

(I made and attached a template for the hat pieces.  It’s pretty simple.  Measure your head and then divide that by 2 (and then add back in a bit for seam allowance) That will be the length of your straight edge)

I began by cutting two hat pieces.

DIY Hat Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.net

Next I cut a V into the top of the hat (both pieces) like so, about an inch.  We will make a dart here for the top of the hat.

How to make a winter hat at thatswhatchesaid.net

I sewed a small hem along the bottom edge (like on the mittens) along the long edge.

make a winter hat with thatswhatchesaid.net

Then I sewed a dart.  Also on the wrong side.  To sew a dart simple match up the sides of the V-notch and sew a straight line.  Do this for both pieces of the hat.

hat tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.net

Next I matched up the right sides together and then sewed the wrong side all along the hat.  Leave a small opening at the very top where the darts meet to slip in your pom pom.  You can find my pom pom tutorial here.  I used my three fingers as the width of my pom-pom.  Leave a 3 inch tail on your pom-pom.  Side the tail through (pom pom on inside of the hat along good side)

DIY Hat Tutorial with thatswhatchesaid.net

Sew that small hole you left closed including the yarn pieces!  This will hold your pom pom in place!  Turn right side out!

For the Scarf:

Well this is the easiest piece.  Cut any length you want and fringe the edges!

DIY Hat Scart & Mitten Tutorial on thatswhatchesaid.net

How to make your own mittens scarf and hat with thatswhatchesaid.net

DIY Hat Scarf & Mitten Tutorial

You can check out more awesome projects on Jo-Ann’s Celebrate the Season page and to help you with your fabric (or paper, or yarn or whatever) obsession, here is a 50% off coupon!!

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Thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and thanks to YOU for supporting these great companies that help make posts possible on That’s What Che Said!  All opinions are 100% my own.

Be sure to check out my other 25 Days of Christmas Posts too!

I also invite you to hop over to Michelle’s blog, Our Rosey Life and check out her tutorial on how to make a Christmas Place Card Wreath.  I am so grateful that Michelle is sharing her talents with us today for the series!  I have some talented friends!

How to make a Christmas place card wreath - Our Rosey Life

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15 Comments
  1. Cute scarf, hat & mittens. I was thinking of making my nephew a hat in MSU colors since they are going to the Rose Bowl – I was going to use a hat pattern I have but yours looks even easier – I will pin it so I remember to try it out.

  2. Looks like the perfect small gift for my son to give his guitar teacher, etc. I need to teach him sewing basics anyway. Wish all moms did. Hubs can’t sew on a button. Thanks for a great starter idea. Here from Show Me What Ya Got.

  3. Oh these look so warm! I need some immediately!lol!! Great post and tute! I love Jo-Anns

  4. Michelle

    How do you make the pom pom it says go here but can’t seem to find it. Thanks

  5. Debbie

    Do the mittens stay up? Or should I add a little elastic on the inside? And I can’t find the link for the hat pattern….?

    Thanks!

    • They stay up for me Debbie but I am sure you could add elastic with no problem!

  6. Love love love! I whipped up 10 of these for holiday gifts!! And the I made one and monogrammed it for my daughter for Christmas! Thank you sooo much for this!

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