DIY BERET

I recently watched Emily in Paris and immediately realized I had NO berets in my wardrobe! So, I decided to make one haha. This pattern is so much easier than the bucket hat so if that gave you any trouble, try this one! I even made the pattern for you that you just have to print out 😊 Watch the video below and find the instructions and pattern to download below the video!

Below is a PDF that you need to print 2 copies of. Cut out along the dotted lines and tape where it says “join here”. You will have one crown and one brim! These will be cut on the fold and there is a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Make sure to uncheck “scale” when printing and to measure the 1″ x 1″ square before cutting out and making the pattern so you know it is the right size!

Materials:

  1. 1/2 yard fabric (a fat quarter will also work)
  2. 1/2 yard of lining fabric (optional)
  3. matching thread
  4. sewing machine
  5. scissors
  6. measuring tape (optional)
  7. pins

Instructions:

  1. Once your pattern is prepared, place each piece on the fold of your fabric, pin and cut out. You will only need one crown and one brim.
  2. Place the full circle right side facing up and the cutout circle right side facing down on top of the full circle. Pin around the outside and sew at 1/2″ seam allowance. Take your time here because it is tricky sewing a circle!
  3. Repeat for lining but stop 3″ before the starting stitches to leave a hole.
  4. Clip the seam allowance to just before the stitching line. Please watch the video to get a better view!
  5. Flip the main fabric right side out and press the seam really well. If you are using wool like me, lift and place the iron down, don’t drag it! (skip to #9 if you did not use a lining)
  6. If you are using a lining, put the main fabric with right sides out inside of the lining that is right sides facing in so that the right side of the main fabric and right side of the lining are touching. Pin the smaller circle and sew at 1/2″ seam allowance.
  7. Find the opening you left in the lining and pull the main fabric through it. Tuck the lining inside and find the hole. Tuck the raw edges inside and sew closed.
  8. Lastly, you can top stitch the brim by pushing the lining back and sewing 1/8-1/4″ away from the edge of the brim. You can get a better view of this in the video above!
  9. If you did not use a lining, fold the raw edge of the brim under once 1/4″ and sew. There is a 1/2″ seam allowance here but it seemed a bit small already so 1/4″ is fine 😊
  10. Optional – you can hand sew a tack in the center if you used a lining to prevent it from coming out of the main fabric when you take the hat off.

Fin!

Leave me a comment or question below or on my YouTube video! Be sure to check out my IG @stevie.sews and TikTok also @stevie.sews

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