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!


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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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