How to Line a Knit or Crocheted Hatcomments (10) September 14th, 2012
Now that I live in a super-cold climate, a knit or crocheted hat doesn't always cut it when it comes to keeping my head toasty. What's more, my forehead is pretty sensitive to wool, so unless it's –22 degrees and I can't feel my face, it begins to itch when I wear my handmade hats. To solve this problem, I came up with an easy way to add a lining band to my hats. It's just wide enough to protect my forehead and warm my ears, yet not get all tangled up in the hat innards. Here's how you can add your own lining band to your hats, too. Your head will thank you!
Note: I use fleece because it's easy to sew and there's no hemming required. If you want to line your hat with a cotton or knit fabric, cut the same length strip by 7 inches wide. Fold the strip lengthwise, with right sides facing, and sew all the way down the long edge. Turn the strip inside out and press. Turn one short end under 1/2 inch and press. Slide the other short end inside the turned-in edge, overlapping it 1/2 inch. Sew the opening shut. Proceed to the next step of the tutorial.
|Find more on lining:
• How to Replace a Coat Lining
• How to Sew an Extra Layer in Your Garments
• Create a Lining for a Knit Bag
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