How to make a crocheted earflap lining
By Vendulka - November 02, 2012
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.
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.
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.
I mark the middle of the lining with a pin and now I divide my lining in two parts.
I fold one part on two half and divide the part on two smaller parts again.
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.
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.
Turn the hat hat into reverse side and sew crocheted hat and the lining together on the top.
Then turn the hat on the front side again.
Then join the crocheted hat and the lining with a pins.
And cut the lining. Leave about 1 - 1,5 cm (0,4 - 0,6 inches) fabric for sewing.
Now sew the lining by hands. Roll the edge a little bit to the lining has nice edge after sewing into crocheted hat.
Well, and you have finished it :-)
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
|Mad about the buttons hat designed by Vendula Maderska|