How to Make a Super Cozy Beanie With Pom Poms

Made By April
by Made By April
8 Materials
30 Minutes

If you want to DIY your own pom pom beanie without a sewing machine, you’ve come to the right place.

Follow along with this quick, beginner-friendly DIY beanie hat tutorial. Let’s begin!

Tools and materials:

  • Pattern paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Stretchy, knit fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Straight pins
  • 2 pom poms 
Beanie sewing pattern

1. Cut a rectangle

Measure and trace the initial rectangular piece of the beanie pattern using the following measurements: (9.8” x 11.8”)

2. Fold vertically and cut

Fold the resulting rectangle vertically and then trace with a pencil the measurements below.

Then, cut out the curves. (2cm = 0.79” , 10cm = 3.94” , 12cm = 4.72”)

Beanie sewing pattern

Open it up and this is how your DIY pattern should look at this point:

Beanie sewing pattern

3. Cut the fabric pieces

Fold two pieces of a stretchy, knit fabric in half and stack them with the folded ends toward you.

Place your pattern piece on top and trace the pattern with tailor's chalk (optional) then cut carefully around the pattern.

Fabric pieces

When you unfold each fabric piece, this is how they should look: 

Progress shot

4. Fold at the notches and sew

After opening the fabric, fold it in half at the notch so that the rounded pieces meet.

Folding fabric

Then sew:

Where to sew

You can use a sewing machine if you have one, or hand sew. Repeat for both ends of each fabric piece.

Fabric pieces

5. Sew the 2 pieces together

Lay the pieces right sides together and pin them with straight pins to secure them.

Fabric pieces

Then sew all around the perimeter, leaving a small gap of a few inches. Leave a seam allowance of about ½”.


6. Reverse the fabric

Push the fabric through the gap to turn it right side out.

Reversing the fabric

7. Fold the edges of the gap and sew

Fold the edges at the gap inward to match the ½” seam allowance.

Folding the edges

Then sew the gap closed.

DIY beanie hat

8. Straighten and fold

Straighten out the seams of the beanie and fold the bottom up, however much you like.

DIY beanie hat

9. Sew on 2 pom poms 

Sew on 2 pom poms to the top if you like, or keep the simple DIY beanie as it is.

You can either buy them ready made or make them yourself.

Beanie with pom poms

Beanie with pom poms

And that’s it! How do you like my new beanie with pom poms?

Beanie with pom poms

Now that you’ve seen how to sew a beanie, try it out yourself and show your results in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Pattern paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
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