With the cold season at our door, we thought it would be fun to make a quick project for which you can use leftover cotton jersey and micro fleece: the Stella Beanie.
To make a lined beanie, you need to cut an extra piece in micro fleece. You will want to make sure that your fleece has as much stretch as the outer fabric:
The pattern instructions are pretty straight forward, the only seams being the curves at the top and the back seam. A project that is perfect our AT2000D Air thread serger.
Since the fleece and jersey layers will end up wrong sides together, we leave thread tails to keep the ends from unraveling.
Sew the micro fleece the same way and pin them wrong sides together, matching notches, center front (fold) and center back seam:
Baste raw edges with a zigzag.
We use the following setting: Mode 1 with 4.5 width / 5 length on our Memory Craft 6700P.
The facing is cut in jersey only. Pin it to the jersey side, right sides together, matching notches, centres and seams:
Sew with your serger. At the same time, you can finish the top edge of the facing for a nicer finish at the end. Don’t hesitate to adjust the differential to make sure the fabric does not stretch out:
Bring the seam allowance towards the facing and understitch, using a zigzag stitch to keep all layers together:
Pin wrong side of facing to lining, matching centers and seams:
Stitch on the serger seam using a zigzag, without stretching the fabric. The zigzag will preserve the fabric stretch and be comfortable:
For a beanie that is easy to wash, make a removable pompom using a sew-on snap:
When sewing the snap, go through all layers to keep the lining and outer fabric together:
Here is the final result: a cute, warm, and unique beanie that you can sew in less time it takes to go get one at the store!