Do you have a little one that is obsessed with dinosaurs? I’ve put together a dinosaur hat tutorial that is a beginner-friendly sewing project. Are you ready to make your little one a dino hat?  Let’s begin!

Dino Hat Supplies

Color-coordinated fleece fabrics – 1/2 yard of the main color and 1/4 yard of the contrasting color.




Sewing Machine

How to Make a Fleece Dino Hat

First, start by cutting out the earband portion of the hat.  The easiest way is to measure your little one’s head circumference and then add 1 inch to that number. The height of the band should be 6″. 

So if your child’s head is 18″ you would want to cut a piece of fabric this size: 19″L x 6″H. Set that piece aside.

Sewing ear band of dino hat

Now it’s time to cut out the main portion of the hat.  I used an old hat to trace around, but basically it is a dorsal fin shape.  The width where this fabric meets the earband piece should be 1-1.5″ more than your earband piece.


Next, cut out 8-10, 4.5 inch sqaures.  Take two squares, right sides together (if there is a right/wrong side on your fleece), and sew them together.  Cut them across diagonally and then flip them right side out to create a triangle “spike”.  Repeat until you have 4-5 spikes.


Next, take the two dorsal fin-shaped pieces, and place right sides together.  Place your spikes along the top of the hat – making sure the tip of the triangle is tucked into the hat.  I chose not to pin (I actually place the spikes as I go), but feel free to do so.  Sew from the tip to the bottom of the top of the hat making sure to catch the spikes.
Making a dinosaur fleece hat

Now flip the hat over and line up the ear band piece with the bottom of the hat, seams together and pin in place.
How to make a dinosaur hat

Sew the main portion of the hat to the earband piece. (No, you’re not crazy, the colors in the below photo are opposite in this image – that is because this is another hat I made!)
Sewing fleece dino hat

This is how your DIY dinosaur hat looks so far:

Flip the hat inside out, line up the bottom seams and sew them together, starting from the tip of the hat and working towards the ear band.

That’s it! You dinosaur hat is done!
Dinosaur Hat Tutorial

Oops!  The hat is a little big?  No biggie!  Flip it back inside out and sew down that last seam to the inside of the current seam to make it a bit smaller.
Do you have a little girl who is jealous and wants her own cool hat?  If she isn’t into dinos, then you can make her this version of the hat:
DIY Fleece Hat with Flower
Basically skip the spikes and add a flower to the earband!
Do everything as above, except add spikes.  To add the flower, cut two fleece circles, one bigger than the other, add a button to the middle, and hand sew it onto the ear band piece!