Another slightly delayed tutorial! This time I was distracted by the new season of Finding Bigfoot. It’s totally awkward how much I love that show.
I originally wanted to make this turban hat in wool, but wool didn’t work that well for the design I made and I ended up using black fleece (sorry, fleece again!) instead. I think fleece is better for this – it will at least be easier to wash.
Pattern pieces should be printed and fitted onto A4 paper.
You will need two of each and they should be laid out like this, creating a center piece measuring about 22.5 x 32 cm (8.9 x 12.6 inches).
Note that you should cut the fabric in ONE piece, not the pieces individually.
Once you’ve cut out the fabric, stitch areas marked in red.
Pull thread to ruch.
Areas marked in green will now be sewed together.
Try on the hat and make sure it fits before sewing.
Also, make sure you can fold up the back like I did in the photo below
Once you are finished putting together the side pieces, take the front piece and pull it under and over the area where the side parts come together. This step can be a little tricky, you will probably need to wear the hat when you stitch this.
Your turban hat will look something like this once it’s finished. You may have to adjust the folds when you put it on to make them look nice.
Following are some more detailed photos that will help you understand the design better.
Here are some other Turban Hat tutorials that I like:
Made in Pretoria: DIY Turban Beanie – Turn a regular beanie hat into a turban.
Madame B Fatale: Turban DIY – From an old tank top to a turban hat!