How to make a crocheted earflap lining

November 02, 2012

Because it is getting cold outside, I had to make the winter hats for my little ones. I would like to make colorful and warm ear-flaps. And here is my tutorial, how I am sewing a lining into the ear-flaps.


Important note: please notice that, I am not professional seamstress. I am beginner and self learner. I don't like measurement so I am trying of simplest way :-) I don't know right therms of sewing in my native language let alone in English ;-) but as always I made many pictures and maybe you will like my technique and it will be helpful for you :).

First of all I make a lining, before I make a hat, because I want to know, how big the ear flap should be (but from practice I know that the crocheted hat should be 2 cm (0,8 inches) wider as normal) 

I used bright pink color fleece for the lining. I choose a little bit elastic variation of this material.
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Circumference of head is 50 cm (19,7 inches). I cut two same rectangles 27 x 26 cm (10,6 x 10,2 inches) but please note, that the height may be bigger depending on the overall length of the ear flap from top of the head to the end of flaps – so really it depends on you.
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Then I placed both rectangles with front sides to each other, elasticity goes into the sides as you could see on the picture above. Sew them together on the sides. First I use “zig-zag” stitch, I will make normal stitch again at the end.

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I mark the middle of the lining with a pin and now I divide my lining in two parts.
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I fold one part on two half and divide the part on two smaller parts again.
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Now fold this small part on right angle and I get a triangle.

Cut the triangle.

Now  sew it (using still only "zig-zag" stitch again). Repeat it with all smaller parts. And you get a fleece hat actually.


I don't like the these sharp corners (see picture below, please), so I sew it again but now I made a bigger angle until there will be no sharp corners and the . Now I use zig-zag stitch and normal sewing stitch to finish it.
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When I have finished the lining I will sew it into the hat. I made this colorful buttoned hat (if you like it I wrote a pattern) I give the lining into the hat with reverse side in front of me and insert the lining into the hat.
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Turn the hat hat into reverse side and sew crocheted hat and the lining together on the top.

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Then turn the hat on the front side again.
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Then join the crocheted hat and the lining with a pins.
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And cut the lining. Leave about 1 - 1,5 cm (0,4 - 0,6 inches) fabric for sewing.
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Now sew the lining by hands. Roll the edge a little bit to the lining has nice edge after sewing into crocheted hat. 
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Well, and you have finished it :-)
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I hope, you will enjoy this tutorial :-)

Mad about the buttons hat

If you like my new colorful hat, I wrote a pattern and you could buy it here

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Mad about the buttons hat designed by Vendula Maderska



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20 komentářů

  1. Thanks for the tutorial :)
    Why do you leave 1 - 1,5 cm for sewing it to the bottom edge? Doesn't it curl up then?
    I'm eager to try this, have been wanting to make a fleece-lined-hat for a while!

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    1. Hi Lotte,
      no worry, it will be no curls. You will need some amount of fleece for the turn inside - to the edge of the fleece will be hidden(I say it not right, but I can not find the right word - I hope you understand me :) ) and when you wear it, there should stay enough space for streth out of the fleece and hat also..
      I will keep you my fingers, to be succesful:-) Because I remember , when I made it for first time maybe for third time also:-) - I was totally exhausted and frustrated becuase I still can not understand, how to make it:) Now it is easy like piece of cake - oh my cake is burning..:-)))) - humor ;-)

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  2. Oh my goodness that hat is adorable!!! And thank you for the tutorial. I can not sew to save my life, but I'm hopeful that this will help my grandmother make a lining for my son's hat that I crocheted.

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    1. Hi :-),
      thank you very much!:-) I can not sew too, but I am fascinated by this amazing technique:-) and really want to learnt it.
      Send you many greetings,
      Vendula

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  3. Świetnie wytłumaczone jak podszyć czapkę. Dziękuję Ci za ten post, ciesze się że tu trafiłam. Pozdrawiam Monika

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    1. Cześć Monika :-)
      I am glad, that it is useful for you. I will look forward for you other visit, Vendula

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  4. Thank you VERY much! I made my daughter a crocheted giraffe hat for her birthday, and it turned out to be a bit too big. So I followed your instructions (which were perfect!) for a lining, and now the hat fits snuggly AND it's warmer!

    Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle, you are welcomed :-) I am very glad you like this easy tutorial and that the giraffe hat fits good :-)

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  5. I've been trying out different lining patterns and, by far, this is the best one! You made a very easy to follow tutorial and the linings are now fitting perfectly! Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Jen - oooh thank you! :-) My Happy dancing - that you found it usefull :-)

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  6. Your pictures say it all - gorgeous work!!

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  7. Love this technique! But I have a problem sewing it in, or making it fit right. When I sew it in and turns the cap right side out, the lining gets bunchy, like there is too much. And what do you mean by sewing in the corners? You fold the corners and then sew it?

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  8. I dont usually make replys but this is excellant. I did have some problems at 1st w/ pinning and the angles. It is easier after u pin the center to bring the seams up to the pin on each side this will look like an x from the top view then fold each point to mark the triangles. Works perfect. I really like sewing the points like u did then rounding them off. Especially since the corners r clipped off there is no removing treads. The layers at the top can be tacked together after the lining is inserted. Or not at all just pin in place sew the edge and remove pins. Again most excellent.

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  9. As usual, your work is a joy. Impeccable and so original and beautiful.

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  10. Eu não conhecia o seu trabalho....e é tão bonito,alegre e perfeito!!!! As meninas são lindas!
    O tutorial é de fácil entendimento apesar das barreiras do idioma...enfim excelente trabalho. Espero que apesar de postar em português (BR) você possa me entender.
    Parabéns!!!!

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  11. Спасибо! Вы такая замечательная мастерица! Так аккуратно работаете.

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  12. Спасибо! Вы такая замечательная мастерица! Так аккуратно работаете.

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  13. Your tutorial is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing-it was exactly what I was looking for!
    -Lisa

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