Adding a lining to a hat

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How to add a lining to a crochet hatFollowing up from yesterday’s post, here’s a how to for you, so you can add a lining to a crochet or knit hat… making it extra special, not to mention super warm and cozy!

Step 1: Select material.  You want something suitably stretchy and lightweight.  Microfleece or t-shirt weight knit are good choices. I used a lightweight polypropylene, which is extremely warm and wicks moisture away from the skin.  You will only need about 25cm for an adult hat, and less than 20cm for a child’s hat.

Step 2: Wrap around head and pin.  It wants to be fairly loose, but not so loose it’s going to bag or be bulky in the hat:

how to line lining crochet hatStep 3: Overlock (serge) back seam, creating a tube.

Step 4: Put lining back on head and pin across top of head, leaving the lining a good 5cms longer than it needs to be (turn it up and pin so its out of your model’s eyes!).

how to line lining crochet hatStep 6: Sew top seam. Turn lining and sew across short distance to create a cross at the top… this just makes it fit a little better. Sorry I should have got a better photo of this!

how to line lining crochet hat

Step 7: Over lock bottom seam, and pin to desired length (place your pins on the right side – this will be the inside of your hat)

Step 8: With seams facing outwards pin lining evenly into hat… check you cant see any seams at this point!

how to line lining crochet hatStep 8: Hand sew lining in place and voila… one cozy lined hat!how to line lining crochet hatTakes your hat from ‘home made’ to ‘designer hand made’ in under half an hour!

Jxx

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12 thoughts on “Adding a lining to a hat

    Alessandra said:
    July 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you!!!
    xxx Alessandra

    Lissa said:
    July 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    brilliant – I’ve never tried to line a hat before, but this looks really straight forward – thank you for sharing -Lissa

    agujasblog said:
    July 16, 2012 at 3:09 am

    This is very helpful. I’ve wanted to do that to some of my knitted hats but never got around to trying it. Thanks!

    stefla said:
    July 16, 2012 at 4:31 am

    This is so helpful. I’ve been thinking about doing this for some of the hats I am currently making but had no idea how to go about it. Thank you!

    rainbowjunkiecorner said:
    July 16, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Now I’ll know what to do if I ever make a hat. I suppose it would work with a crochet one too if it wasn’t see through.

    Lily said:
    July 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for this – I wouldn’t have had a clue how to do this. Your husband is definitely getting the knack of being a model ! xxx

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    Ghandes said:
    January 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Wow,,, Thats fabolous! I’ve never try to lined a hat before. Thanks for your tutorial. GBU

    Sewer Looking for Ideas said:
    January 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I used your instructions to line a wool hat. Thank you!

      Janette responded:
      January 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      You’re welcome!

    Leigh-Ann said:
    May 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I want to line some hats for a friend going through Chemo. I am going to try adding a little padding to give the hat more body as if there is still hair underneath.

    Elena said:
    December 14, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Thank you! I really appreciate this simple tutorial! :)

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