The Running Hat
Lately several of my sewing projects have been centred around keeping warm when exercising outdoors and when I’m running and biking I need something unobtrusive on my head that is warm, but not too warm. Hence why I drafted this knit hat pattern. It covers the ears and the forehead nicely without being overpowering and this hat fits me better than any RTW-version I’ve ever tried. too much coverage on the forehead since those caps tend to slip down towards the eyes.
I used the 3-thread serger flatlock seam to make the hat sit flat on the head and avoid any clunky seams. If you find the 3-thread flatlock seam a bit tricky to get right you can check out my tutorial How to perfect the 3-thread flatlock seam. The fabric I used for the hat is wool jersey, so it is perfect for winter running!
The edges are covered with fold-over-elastic. I used a nice thin mesh FOE that I’ve found locally, it is really flat and looks great. If you want to know a bit more about how I sew fold-over-elastic you can check out my fold-over-elastic tutorial. I also have an entire chapter dedicated to how to work with fold-over-elastic in my book Sewing Activewear. It’s such a great notion that can be used for so many things.
A couple of years ago, I made another version of this knit hat that I use underneath my bike helmet to keep warm. Also If you are (or want to become) a Modiste or Couturier Patreon, I’ve made this pattern available to you as a pdf download. It’s my first ever sewing pattern that I’ve made available to the public and I have plans to offer some more sewing patterns to my Patrons in the not so far future. (primarily accessories at this point) It’s a nice way for me to ease into possible creating a sewing pattern line in future.
Me running in the snow last weekend, keeping warm in my hat and also wearing my Kwik Sew wool top and an old Burdastyle jacket. My half-marathon is now less than 4 months away and I’m currently training three times a week in order to make the race a reasonably pleasant experience!