This tutorial was inspired by my daughter’s fascination with France. It is a quick and fun sew. The pattern link is at the bottom of the tutorial.
3/8 of a Yard Micro Fleece
1/8 of a Yard Micro Fleece for contrast band
Optional: Hand sewing needle for flower
Step One: Cut out all pattern pieces according to directions on pattern
Step Two: Band Construction
a-Pin and sew open end of band closed.
b-Press seams flat.
c-Fold band in half with wrong sides together.
Step Three: Attach Brim to Band
a-Pin band to 1 piece of brim piece(piece 2) with right sides together.
b-Pin second brim piece to the other side of the band with right sides together, sandwiching the band between the 2 pieces.
c-Sew band and brim pieces together using a zigzag stitch, which will allow the band to stretch, when it is put on.
d-Cut notches in the seam allowance approximately every 2 inches.
e-Turn the pieces right sides out.
Step 4: Attach Beret Top
a-Pin Beret top(piece 1) to the brim layers with right side together.
b-Sew pieces together using straight stitch.
c- Trim away half the seam allowance.
Finished Beret: Turn Beret right side out.
Optional Flower Construction:
Use the circles left from cutting piece 2 to make a quick flower. Simply gather the pieces together in the middle of the circle and secure the thread on the back. Then just simply attach it to your finished beret.
You can download the PDF file by clicking here.