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Chef Hat Sewing Pattern

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Learn how to sew a chef hat in minutes with this chef hat sewing pattern. The pattern comes from newborn to adult sizes and so you can sew a matching set for yourself and your little girl!

Chef Hat Sewing Pattern
How to Sew a Chef Hat
How to sew a chef hat
This is a simple and stylish chef hat sewing pattern that can be completed in a few steps. No velcro, no elastic; just the right template from newborn to adult sizes to sew it in a jiffy! Sew them in matching fabrics with my ruffled apron pattern.
if you would like to sew a ruffled apron to go along with the chef hat, click on the picture below:

Chef Hat Sewing Pattern

 Materials Required:
  • Medium-weight cotton fabric in a desired color and print for the hat-top: 1/3 yard.
  • Medium-weight cotton fabric in a contrasting color and print for the hat- band: 1/3 yard.
  • Light weight fusible interfacing: ¼ yard
  • Sewing Notions.
  • Pattern Template. * Enter your e-mail address and click the subscribe button to start downloading the template automatically.


All the fabrics used here are of 45 inches width.

The fabrics shown here are only for illustration purposes and as such may vary from the original.

The seam allowance is 3/8 -inch unless otherwise specified.

I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.

All seams are to be pressed flat

All seams are to be finished by zig zag or serger.

Size Chart:


  • The hat has two parts; the gathered hat top (upper) and the hat band.



In the table below, “l” stands for the length and “w” stands for width of the fabric strip to be cut.



Gather your supplies.


We first cut the hat top.

 Cut the template for the hat top at the end of this PDF.


Take the fabric for the hat top and fold it to fit the width of the template. Fold it once again to get four layers as shown above.


Place the template, matching the corners and the folds.


Mark around the template and cut to get the hat top. It will look like a circle once you open it.


Next, we need to gather the hat top. For that, we turn the upper thread tension of the machine to zero and the stitch length to the longest to get a basting stitch.


Sew a basting stitch around the circumference of the hat top, leaving 3/8-inch along the edge, all around.


Pull the thread from the bobbin gently and gather the circle.


Your gathered hat top piece would look like this.


We move on to the hat band.


Take the required length of the fabric and the interfacing for the hat-band, referring to the table-2 above. Fuse the interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric, leaving 3/8-inch all around and following the manufacturer’s instructions.


Fold the band width-wise, with the right sides together and aligning the shorter edges. Sew it shut along the shorter sides. You will get a tube.


Now fold the hat band halfway up, bringing the raw edges together and exposing the right side.


Next, we attach the hat-top to the hat band.


Keep the hat top on the wrong side. Adjust the gathering in the hat top to make it uniform and to match it with the hat band. Slide the hat band into the right side of the hat top. Align the raw edges of the two together and pin all around.


Change the machine settings back to normal.


Sew the hat top onto the hat band, removing the pins as you go. Zigzag to prevent fraying.


Turn the hat over to the right side and topstitch along the seam line of the hat top and hat band to make it neat and crisp (turn the seam towards the hat-top while topstitching).


Cut off the hanging threads and the hat is ready!


Find the webstory for the post here, Whip Up Chef Hats for All Sizes


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Buster Kirkpatrick

Friday 5th of May 2023

Sounds like an easy make. Anxious to attempt this hat.


Friday 2nd of July 2021

Such a cute pattern, my daughter and granddaughter are going to have a matching set, thank you for sharing the pattern 😍 Also, it’s so nice to get the newsletter addressed to “seamstresses” instead of sewists, oh my, I really don’t like that word, It makes me cringe, it seams to be the in word at the moment. 🥴