Aviator Hat ~ gender neutral

Let your spirits fly, with our take on the classic aviator hat. From tiny newborns to fun loving adults - this wintery hat will keep heads snug, cosy and ready for adventure.

Easy-to-make and versatile, this pattern uses less than half a metre/yard of fabric, perfect for using up those scraps of your most precious fabrics.

Skill level:  Adventurous beginner 

Aviator Hat sewing pattern by Twig +Tale

  • Long or short ear flaps
  • Optional ear warmer
  • Compatible with Animal add-on (or ears from Evergreen Bonnet)

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to gently used corduroy or wool garments, denim, wool blankets, and leather/suede/fur garments for inspiration.

Sizing + Supplies

The Aviator hat pattern includes 11 sizes from preemie through to XL adult
View size chart + materials list 

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 Angela Schade

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Great instructions

I enjoyed making this for a newborn and even though it was a bit fiddly because it was small, I had no trouble following the detailed instructions. My only problem was forgetting to add the ear warmers I had seen. Maybe reminding me to tack them to the flaps earlier in the instructions might have helped. I realise it’s difficult to cover all options in the instructions so this is not really a complaint at all.

Hi Trudy, so glad you enjoyed making the Aviator hat! If you plan on making another hat in the future, you'll find the instructions for adding the optional ear flaps on Step 10 of the sewing instructions. Hope this helps! Lisa x

Straightforward and fun

It was a really easy pattern to follow and sew up, I just had a little trouble topstitching around to finish because I used a thick wool and a thick cotton knit for lining but I persisted and the outcome was fab so really glad I did that last step! It turned out so cute, I’ll be making more!!

Cool hat

I love this hat. It looks cool and it was an easier sew than I expected. They do run large though, so I’ll need to make more :-)


The aviator hat was fairly easy to sew. The instructions were clear and well-written. I absolutely adore this pattern and plan to make many more Aviator hats.

Fun to sew

Excellent pattern, fun to sew, easy to follow instructions. Great for the whole family!

Love it !!

Made one for a baby, my son (17 years old) , and myself :)


One of my favorite patterns!! So quick and easy to sew up.


Very good pattern with great easy to follow instructions

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