How to make a Chefâ€™s Hat
Kids and adults and everyone in between will love wearing this chefâ€™s hat in the kitchen, it can be made in all kinds of fabric combinations and sizes and it is practical for keeping your hair out of the food too.
- Strip of fun fabric for band – approx 20 x 60cm / 8 x 25 inches
- Square of white fabric for top – approx 60 x 60cmÂ / 8 x 25 inches
- Sewing machine and thread
- Scissors, pins, pencil and measuring tape
Step 1: Making the band
- - Measure the chefâ€™s head circumference (approx 54-56 cm / 21-22 inches for child, or 60-64 cm / 24-25 inches for adult).
- - Cut the band fabric to this length and 20 cm / 8 inches wide. Press it in half lengthways with wrong sides together.
- - Open it back up and place the short ends right sides together, pin and sew. Then press this seam open.
- - Fold it back along the pressing line to form a ring with the wrong sides together. Put this aside.
Step 2. Making the top
- - Cut your square of fabric into a circle, to help with this fold your square of fabric on the diagonal – first in half, then quarters then eighths. Mark the corners as shown with a pencil and cut off these corners to form your circle.
- - Sew a line of stitches around the perimeter of the circle with a large loose straight stitch, donâ€™t backstitch at the beginning or end. Pull the threads gently to gather the stitches until the circle circumference is the same as the band.
Step 3. Putting the chefâ€™s hat together
- - Pin the raw edges of the band and the top of the hat together – rights sides facing. Adjust the gathers if you need it to be bigger or smaller to fit the band properly.
- - Sew together with a straight stitch, then sew the edges with a zigzag stitch to tidy the raw edges. And hey presto you are done!