Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Pilot Cap

I made this little pilot cap pattern when Davis was small...maybe 7 or 8 months ago. Honestly, it is so very simple. I've been tweaking it and hope to add sizes and make enough to have a stack around the house. I love them because you can use them for wearing indoors. I also love the Scandinavian's such a protective gesture.
I try to make them out of knit fabrics for their softness, and also thick diaper flannel I have left over from making diapers.To save money, we turn our heat to about 65 degrees by day, and 60 by night. So we have to wear sweaters and socks and the baby gets a pilot cap.
The pattern on the sidebar is free and assumes you are familiar with following a pattern and sewing basic things. I think if you are a beginner it would be a good project with someone teaching you how to sew the curves, and how to pin baste. Davis is a year old and for this one I added length and width on the square sides, took in the top a little, added sashes and a lip for grow room.

Off to make more pilot caps!


  1. What a sweet cap. I can see why you want to make more.

  2. Don't you think the cheeks just make it? Heh...I'll miss those cheeks when he is older.

  3. I love the cap pattern! My daughter Sophie is 6 months old and wears hearing aids, so a cap is a must to keep them out of her mouth! I've been looking online for a pattern since I'd like to sew my own caps. What size is your pattern? Thanks,


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