Baby, it’s COLD outside. But sometimes baby doesn’t want to wear a bulky winter hat. Sometimes baby just wants her ears to be warm and let her locks fly free. I mean, seriously, what could be more stylish than a toddler in this adorable DIY winter headband? Sew one up today to add to your baby’s wardrobe this season!
Materials: 1/8 yard printed stretchy fabric (knit, fleece, etc.), 1/8 yard faux fur (or soft sherpa wool-type fabric), scissors, thread, pins, sewing machine
*All seam allowances are 1/2″, unless otherwise indicated.
Using the general sizing guide below, cut two long rectangles for the main headband—one from your printed fabric and one from your faux fur fabric.
Baby: 14″ x 2.5″
Toddler: 16″ x 3″
Child (4-6): 18″ x 3.5″
Older Child (7-9): 20″ x 4″
Also, cut a piece of the printed fabric to 3.5″ x 4″ for the faux knot loop.
We’re going to make the faux knot loop first. Fold your fabric in half long-ways (matching up the 4″ edges) and sew.
Because we’re using non-fraying fabric (like knit or fleece), we’re going to trim off the excess seam to reduce bulk.
Turn the tube you just sewed right-side-out.
Fold the tube in half, with the seam on the outside, and sew the short ends of your faux knot together.
Again, trim off the excess.
Flip the loop you just created right-side-out and set it aside.
With right-sides-together, pin your printed and faux fur headband rectangles together. Sew down both long edges.
Turn the headband right-side-out. Slide the faux knot loop from earlier a few inches down onto the headband.
Fold the headband in half, aligning the short ends, with fur-sides-out. Sew the short ends together and then trim the excess off.
Flip the printed side out. Slide your faux knot loop back to cover the seam you just sewed.
It only took me about 30 minutes to whip up three of these DIY winter headbands—they’re such a quick and stylish accessory to keep those precious ears warm this winter. They’re also a great way to use up scrap fabrics from other projects! Just be sure that the fabrics you choose have some stretch to them, otherwise they won’t slip onto baby’s head as easily.
Coat? Check. Toasty ears? Check. Smiles? Check. Stay warm out there!