Pixie Hat

Size Chart + Materials List

This little pixie hat is a modern yet classic design that will look great for years.  A sweet and an easy afternoon project for a beginner sewer, all you need is a sewing machine - no fancy tools required!

PDF Pattern Features

  • Beautiful step-by-step tutorial to guide you every step of the way
  • Toadstool, Snowflake, Acorn & Oak Leaf templates for decoration
  • Upcycle inspiration guide - make hats from gorgeous old garments
  • Sizes: Infant to 10 years (teen/adults in separate bundle)
  • Skill level:  Complete beginner

Pixie Hat View Illustration

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Look to gently-used soft wool or cashmere sweaters, and precious fabric scraps or vintage sheets for lining.

Don't be afraid to embellish a little! Explore our beginner-friendly Embroidery Pattern Collections

Sizing + Supplies

Sizes include Infant to 10 years.
Teen/adults size are available in a separate bundle.

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Printing Info

This digital pattern is tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

The pattern includes a nifty “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.


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Cover image by Kaile Meyers


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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Pixie hat

Love this pattern. Simple & easy to make & is very appealing to wear.


This is my favorite hat! I love it so much!! Its super easy to make a quick thing to whip up if you lose one (oops Lol) 10/10 RECOMMEND

A Perfect little hat

I love it. It's easy rapid to sew


Love it! Quick, easy and super cute!


super nice pattern, but the sizes are very large. size 12 months still fits a 5 year old child.
and 3-6 months was still too big for a child of 11 months. even after I have added it without seam allowance.

Perfect Pixies!

I love how easy and fast it comes together! It's a great canvas for being creative, from simple to over the top. I've made several already for my grands and a holiday market.

Easy and fun sew!

This was a great, easy project to complete during naptime. I love how whimsical and fun it is and my toddler calls it her "gnome hat". I used upcycled wool and flannel and found that I needed to size down two sizes in order to achieve the more snug fit that I wanted for my hats. Great pattern for even the most beginner sewist!


lovely easy sew. am making a load of these in Xmas fabric for my stall. they look so cute and such an easy sew. I am besotted by twig and tale patterns

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Suggested fabrics

Exterior fabric: One old sweater!  I love to use recycled woolen sweaters which have been felted (slightly shrunk and the fibres have bonded together).  Notes on how to felt a sweater are below.  Otherwise use any soft warm fabric for the exterior.

Lining: Cotton, soft linen, flannelette or other soft breathable fabric.

Fabric requirements

I use recycled wool sweaters to make these hats, but if you are purchasing fabric you will need 3/4 yard (70 cm) of 44” (115 cm) wide fabric of both lining and exterior fabric. This will probably be enough to make more than one hat, depending on the size you are making. 

Other supplies & notions

How to felt a sweater

To start with, you need to source a sweater made from natural animal fibres, such as wool, mohair, cashmere, angora, or merino wool.  Check that the percentage of natural fibres is at least 80%.  If it is less than 80%, it will not felt.  It will also not felt if it is “superwash wool”.

Wash your sweater on a HOT wash using a regular laundry powder.  You do not want to use a gentle wool cycle or wool detergent as they are designed NOT to felt your wool!  You may need to put it through a hot wash twice.  If you have a dryer, that will also help felt your sweater, especially if used on the hottest setting.

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