Abby’s Reversible Hooded Baby Blanket (Free Sewing Pattern)

Easy hooded baby blanket pattern, which can be sewn under an hour.

Reversible Hooded Baby Blanket Pattern

This free sewing pattern is for a baby blanket with two different prints (or materials) on either side, a very beginner sewing project with delightful results!  The hood can be flipped to both sides making it a Reversible Hooded Baby Blanket. You can make it with flannel fabric on both sides to make a heavy one or substitute with cotton fabric on one side for a lighter one.
This is a two- in- one flannel pattern, which can be sewn for your little baby. This is a beginner friendly pattern, which can be completed in less than an hour.

Reversible Baby Blanket

This blanket can be made in half-an-hour or even less. Now you don’t have to buy an expensive blanket for your baby or for a last minute baby shower gift. Make them in shades of blue for a baby boy and it could never go wrong. Make as many as you want with this easy to follow tutorial and don’t forget to add this project to your list of thrifty gift ideas.

Hooded Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern.


Materials Required

Flannel Material – 1 & ½ yard.

A coordinating color Flannel Material- 1 & ½ yard.

Printed Cotton Fabric- ½ yard.

Sewing Notions.



Let me first say that flannel fabrics have a certain amount of shrinkage and so it’s always better to pre-wash and press them before starting your project.



Cut one 36” x 36” square from each of the flannel fabric for the flannel body.



Let’s move on to the hood.



From one corner of the remaining fabric, measure approximately 13.5” from either side and mark it. Draw a line connecting the points to get a triangle as shown above.  Cut along the line to get one triangle.



Repeat the steps to get another triangle from the cotton fabric in the same way. These two triangles will form the hood on either side.



Take the two triangle pieces and layer them with the right sides together as shown above.



Sew along the longer side, leaving a 3/8-inch seam.



Clip the corners and trim the edges.



Open and press the seam as shown above. Fold over, Keeping the wrong sides together and press again to make it look neater.



Topstitch along the longer side.



Keep the done hood along the corner of one of the flannel fabric, align the side edges and pin in place.



Sew along the pinned edges to secure the hood onto the flannel, make sure to sew back and forth a few times at the start and finish.



Now take the other flannel piece, keep it over the done flannel piece, aligning the edges and pin as shown above.



Sew the two flannels together, starting from the middle of one side, leaving a seam allowance of 3/8 inches. Leave a  12 inch opening on the side to turn the flannel inside out.  Trim the seam to reduce the bulk.



Turn the flannel inside-out through the opening and press to make it look neater, taking care to tuck in the edges at the opening

Topstitch along the edge, leaving the hood. Take care to reinforce at the start and finish (that would be just below the hood as shown above.



Lo, our blanket is ready! You can use the pink side with the cotton printed hood or flip the hood to the other side to get a different blanket with a different hood!. Go on, make your own combinations and create your own unique baby flannels!

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  1. June 12, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    What a lovely gift this would make. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Anonymous
    June 13, 2012 / 3:17 am


  3. June 13, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    very cute! would make a lovely gift for any new baby. Came over from JAQs studios link party. :o)

  4. June 15, 2012 / 11:47 am

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  5. June 15, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful!! And absolutely SWEET of you to offer the pattern!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  6. June 15, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    this looks fantastic! my boys are grown, but it would make a great baby shower gift! thanks 🙂

  7. June 16, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    I've got a little one on the way and was just thinking the other night how I'd love to make a few hooded towels, thank you for the pattern to help me 🙂

  8. June 17, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    this is great will be definately be trying this

  9. June 18, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Thanks for coming by and sharing on my blog hop! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  10. June 20, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    This is such a neat gift idea! I love that you can customize it according to the parent's taste. 🙂

  11. June 22, 2012 / 12:40 am

    These are so nice for babies! Perfect shower gift. We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

  12. June 26, 2012 / 12:41 am

    i love how cute this is! Thanks for the pictures I want to make something like this. I'm a new follower from a blog ho. Would love if you followed me at

  13. June 28, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    Super cute! My girls have now requested bathing suits for their baby dolls and I might make some towels to go along with them. 🙂

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    I simply love the baby blanket

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