February 21 ~ FQ Project of the Day

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The “Eddie Cap” by Irene, Mushroom Villagers

You might need slightly more than a fat quarter for Irene’s Eddie Cap Tutorial, but we think it’s a perfect, small project with great results. You can also make very cute kid sunhats and baby bonnets with fat quarters.

Other hats we love. For related tutorials try here, here, here and here. We also have this pattern and this pattern in the shop (both require more than a FQ, but they’re fun hat patterns!).

We know there are lots of great patterns in some of our favorite books; do you have any good, go-to hat patterns from books? Mention the title in the comments! Share your hat link in the comments below, or point us to related tutorials and inspiration.

Have some fun with Fat Quarters! We’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long. Comment anytime this week to win one of 8 fat quarter packs (6 fat quarters per pack). This week’s FQ giveaway pack prints are predominantly… Pink!

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108 Responses to February 21 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. The biggest advantage to sampling baby items is that you can use different products to see what works best for your child. Your baby may be happier to use one brand over another, and you can figure out what works best by trying all of the brands before making a decision

  2. Elizabeth Stolze says:

    I LOVE the Eddie Cap! My Karl would love that. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  3. susan says:

    I love the idea of making baby hats — too cute! Thanks for the links.

  4. jen smith says:

    what an adorable hat. i just may have to try this one.

  5. Sara D. says:

    That hat is adorable!

  6. Kelli says:

    I never would have thought of hats with fat quarters. I LOVE it! My daughter and son both want one…different colors, of course! Thanks!

  7. Suzanne says:

    I love this! The tutorial is great!

  8. erin johnson says:

    So cute! My little man would look amazing in this!

    Thank you!

  9. Daisy Nieuwenhuizen says:

    These are nice hattutorial. A little boy I know had such a pretty cap and I was always wondering how to make one, I thought it would be very difficult, but with these tutorials I can try to make one. Thank you so much.

  10. Nikki S says:

    Too Cute! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial…:)

  11. Jessi says:

    Adorable! I am thankful for ways to make hats if you are not a knitter!

  12. Em says:

    I wish I knew more babies so that I could have an excuse to make more of these adorable hats!

  13. Kristi C says:

    Oh my goodness! I have two little boys who I have to make these hats for. Now if I could just get them to wear their hats longer than five seconds we would be in good shape.

  14. Brittney says:

    WoW! I just came across your website when i was looking for some projects to do with my FQs . You guys have awesome ideas thanks.

  15. amy says:

    I actually made this cap at Christmas! So cute!

  16. Stacy says:

    That is so cute!

  17. Tricia says:

    Such a cute hat! I have never tried sewing a hat, only knitting one. This definitely makes me want to try. Thanks for all the tuturials. They are great for inspiration and instructions!

  18. Heather says:

    Too cute! I will have to try this for my lil one. Thanks!!

  19. Christa says:

    I saw the pattern and went to work right away making one. The tutorial was SUPER EASY and I was done in about an hour….it turned out ADORABLE!

  20. Helena says:

    So very cute, all I need is to get my little guys to wear a hat.

  21. Anya T. says:

    Those are all so cute! Thanks.

  22. KZ says:

    I love this, I think I will make one for my son. Thanks!

  23. Kim says:

    I am loving this FQ theme. Who doesn’t love fat quarters? All that lovely fabric in perfectly small quantities. Joy!!

  24. Annette says:

    Again – just want to say THANK YOU for all these wonderful projects.

  25. Violet says:

    I love hats but have such a hard time finding cool ones for the little ones.

  26. mojoandco says:

    Thanks for the hat tutorial links! I recently came across this pattern for 5 different childs hats that I thought others might find useful:


  27. wendy says:

    Those are awesome tutes! I love the eddie cap so much!

  28. Shannon says:

    That is adorable!! thanks for the tute! My son will be very happy for me to make him a hat!

  29. Libby says:

    Great hat. For some reason hats intimidate me.

  30. Tina says:

    woo hoo! something to make my son!! thanks sew mama sew! I

  31. Danielle D says:

    too cute! keep these ideas coming. i just keep adding on to my “to be sewn” list

  32. emily s says:

    That is sooo flipping cute!

  33. Shelly says:

    I love this hat!

  34. Kara says:

    WHat a cute hat! It is hard to come by cute projects for boys, thanks for the idea.

  35. valerie says:

    So cute. I may have to put this on my to do lists. I love all of your projects. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Gayle says:

    This hat is great! I’m really loving your fat quarter series. They seem like such doable projects because the fat quarters don’t seem overwhelming.

  37. Victoria says:

    Oh, I am definitely making this hat for my little guy! This is so adorable!!

  38. Shawna says:

    That is so cute!!

  39. Sarah Cosper says:

    I think i need to make some hats!

  40. Sarah M says:

    I made these sweet Eddie Caps from Irene last year at Christmas time. I made about 7 or 8 of them. I used cordorouy which worked great! I made one for each of my kiddos and then one for all the boys in the extended family. I was able to make adjustments with her instructions for even my big headed boy (who can swap hats with me). This was a great one! Thanks for highlighting it here.

  41. Maple says:

    That hat is darling! I love old fashioned looking things, very classic.

  42. Michelle says:

    I’ve seen that wonderful hat, but had no idea it took so little fabric. That’s fabulous.

  43. Jessica says:

    Adorable!!! Thanks so much for the info!

  44. jodie says:

    Great cap!

  45. Lorajean says:

    I LOVE this month! I’m saving all of the posts!

  46. Johanna says:

    This is a great pattern! I already have two in mind… one for a one year old and one for a 15 year old! Both will love it I’m sure. Thanks to both the designer and SewMamaSew.

  47. Heidi says:

    That hat is so cute!!!

  48. Valerie says:

    Wow that is so cute and so finished looking, I LOVE it!

  49. julia says:

    hehe! cutie hat 🙂

  50. Christina W says:

    what a cute idea! it has been awhile since i have made any hats! thanks for the reminder.

  51. Joanna says:

    I recently wrote up a tutorial for a chef’s hat:


  52. Tina Mackey says:

    Super cute! and it’s so nice to see something fun for a boy!

  53. Stephanie says:

    Great idea! I never thought of a hat. Love it!

  54. Aileen says:

    Another fabulous idea and just in time for summer. Keep up the great work.

  55. Clara says:

    This cap is adorable

  56. Lynne in NC says:

    This week has been fun! Thanks to all who have shared their ideas.

  57. Judi says:

    Wild ginger has a free downloadable software program the includes hats. It also has bags, aprons and several other accessories. You can customize the measurements and print your pattern out right at home!!

  58. elyse says:

    OMG! what a cute blog. wonderful lay-out!

    i just popped over from by-a-thread. please feel free to pop over to my blog for my THINK SPRING GIVE-AWAY.

    happy weekend!


  59. Bethany says:

    I just finished a cute skirt for my daughter and this hat out of the same material will be the perfect accessory. Can’t wait to make it!

  60. Maria says:

    love the hat really cute.

  61. Betsy M says:

    This would be soo adorable for little boys pretend dressup as a train engineer!! Thanks.

  62. min says:

    Cute! Does that hat come with a newspaper route too?

  63. Pam says:

    Really cute hats.

  64. michele m says:

    i’m gonna have to get on the ball. a few of the girls i work with are having babies this summer and these baby hats would be perfect…..hmmmm, maybe use some of my swap fat quarters……

  65. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh I came to your site today looking for a hat pattern, can you image my surprise when I found it was the project of the day! The toddler hat will probably work, I kind of had in mind the last one listed but in a childs size… I thought I’d made a brimmed hat and pin part of it up with a flower or butterfly… Something cute that a 2 year old would like to wear when her hair falls out from the chemo….(see my blog)


  66. Suzy says:

    Cute hat.

  67. Jeanne says:

    what a DARLING CAP and what a cute little boy modeling. looks like an interesting project, I might just have to try this one. Thanks for sharing. Jeanne

  68. Lesli RIchards says:

    Wow! I love the idea of making hats! This has been a fantastic month of ideas. I don’t want it to end!

  69. Melanie says:

    What an adorable little hat! My sons’ would love one, I’ll have to give it a shot.

  70. lesley says:

    so cute! it’s perfect. i’ll have to make one for my baby girl. and a bonnet. and a sunhat. love it!

  71. LisaC says:

    It would never have occured to me to make a hat!

  72. Jen says:

    I love the Eddie cap!

  73. Maranda says:

    So cute:)

  74. Katie says:

    so cute!

  75. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness! Hats! I love hats!!! When my daughter was little, I used to make her cute little outfits and always a hat to match. She was adorable. Maybe, at 16, she’d like another hat…?

  76. Jenny says:

    This is adorable. Thanks for the tutorials!

  77. miss v says:

    ooo! i definitely want to make one of these!

  78. I love Eddie Cap.

  79. sachi says:

    soooo cute! would start now, but boys are asleep… tomorrow then. thank you for posting the best tutorials!!

  80. Holly says:

    Oh man, is that hat cute!!

  81. CodeCrafter says:

    That is a great hat! I love making hats and I have some wool that would be great for this. Thanks!

  82. Southern Gal says:

    The first thing I learned to sew in 1994 was hats for my daughter. They were so popular then and I loved them. This is incredibly cute and my youngest boy would love this.

  83. Limor says:

    I’m so inspired now. I want to get going on some cute spring hats for my daughter.

  84. annali says:

    I love this hat!! I NEED to make this for my son! 🙂

  85. Shellyfish says:

    I wish I had a go-to hat pattern! This one does look like a great one, though.

  86. Karen says:

    Too sweet! I wonder how much more than a fat quarter I would need…

  87. Heather B says:

    Loving all the fat quarter ideas! Thank you!

  88. Stefanie says:

    I am in LOVE with that hat, thanks for sharing!

  89. Debra says:

    Love the Hat.Especially the sun hats.

  90. Kris says:

    This hat is so cute!

  91. JaneR says:

    Wouldn’t blue stripe ticking look great in the Eddie’s cap style? –making it a railroad cap for a precious boy. Another GREAT post…Thanks, SMS!

  92. Jodie says:

    This is a precious hat! I would be so cute on my grandson who will be two in August.
    I would like to make one for him for next fall. I love the Amy Butler hat as well.
    Thank you for the fat-quarter give aways. I am just starting to get my stash ready for

  93. Harley says:

    Ooh, I need this in my size! That is the cutest hat!

  94. Kendall says:

    This is the sweetest little hat! I am loving all of these FQ projects. I never knew you could do so much with such a small piece of fabric.

  95. Liz says:

    Oh gosh, I love that hat! How cute would it look in girly prints with pigtails underneath?

  96. April says:

    I am going to be sad when February ends… I have learned so much this month about and how to use FQ. Thanks!

  97. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE these ideas! I have a six month old baby girl and can’t wait to try out some of these patterns!

  98. Elaina Sharp says:

    What an adorable hat! Perfect for my little nephews!

  99. Jennifer says:

    I just sent my sister-in-law a link to one of those hat tutorials and your blog. I will have to let her know of more hat tutorials y’all linked to today. 🙂 Thanks for all these tutorials!

  100. Mandy Court says:

    You guys continue to impress me. I look forward to each new day to see what FQ project you have for me to try. It’s the highlight of every morning.

  101. alisha says:

    I really like this cap.

  102. suzi says:

    Thanks for the links! The Just tutes link is perfect for what I have been needing. I have a little one needing a new hat he has outgrown his.

  103. aSprinkling says:

    I’m definitely going to check out these hats…maybe make one to match a cute little summer dress!

  104. Janice says:

    I remember this hat from before. I need to make this and her tote bag!

  105. Sarah says:

    oh. my. goodness. too much cuteness for words. my boys absolutely need Eddie caps!

  106. Corvus says:

    I’ve never tried to make a hat outside of knitting, but with my obsession with the things maybe this will push me in the right direction. Hmm.

  107. Danielle says:

    That is the cutest hat ever!!!

  108. Mary Ann M says:

    What a sweet little cap. Thanks for the tutorial.

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