A Small Project for a Small Head

I’ve had a couple brain drain projects lately. I wanted to do something quick and fun. So I opened up the electronic pattern file, and scanned for something I hadn’t tried yet. I will totally admit guilt to hoarding free electronic patterns. Between that and buying some pattern bundles I’ve got a number of patterns on file we’ve never tried.

I don’t have quite the same problem in paper patterns. I have a pretty limited stack there- and if I bought the paper pattern I probably have a plan for it. So they are less suited for the impromptu project.

I came across the Go to Patterns  Conductor hat pattern, and decided this would do the trick! It was short, only a few pages of instructions and 3 pattern pieces.

Conductor hat pattern


I’ve never sewn this style of hat before. I anticipated it being harder. My model was feeling a little under the weather. She was just in the large size head. I did end up putting a little extra tuck in the back.

Pattern for toddler hatI put soft interfacing in the brim, but overall the hat has a lot of flexibility, I like that for a little person hat. I find hats kind of intimidating to sew, this was a good experience for me. Have you ever had something you were convinced would be really hard to sew- and it turned to be not so bad after all?  And one more picture just for kicks 🙂

Go to Hat pattern

Note: This pattern does not appear to be currently listed on the pattern site.

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  • Amy Mayen March 28, 2013, 3:15 pm

    That’s a sweet little hat! You could even pin a flower or ribbon on to match different outfits! Thanks for the patter link- I saved it. I might try it one day but still scared of hats. I butchered a pirate hat real bad once & haven’t tried again!

  • Jill Flory March 28, 2013, 3:19 pm

    I love hats and that one is darling! Great job!

  • Ajaire March 28, 2013, 5:13 pm

    I am a total digital pattern hoarder too haha. This hat is adorable 🙂

  • Chelsea April 1, 2013, 3:10 pm

    Really cute! I’d love for you to check out our 2nd Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up!

  • Hootnz April 2, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Thats a really sweet hat, especially in the grey polkadot!

  • Venus April 3, 2013, 10:28 am

    I’ve never seen a cuter conductor! I have a couple of hat patterns, but I’m scared to try it. This is my “hard to sew” project… this and sewing zippers. I don’t know why. I’m sure once I try it, I’ll be saying, “That’s it?!”.

  • Monica April 3, 2013, 11:17 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that the link to the conductor hat isn’t working. This hat looks super cute!

    • onceuponasewingmachine April 4, 2013, 2:19 pm

      Fixed it! Thank you!

  • Andrea from The Train To Crazy April 4, 2013, 11:40 am

    Cute!! Love the fabric! The link to the pattern isn’t working.

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