Adding a lining to a hat

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!


13 thoughts on “Adding a lining to a hat

  1. Leigh-Ann says:

    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.


  2. Barbara says:

    Wonderful tutorial–I have a daughter with sensitive skin and this will be a help! Where did you find the very cute striped polypropylene?


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