The Blue Beret Pattern (Free Download)

The Blue Beret Pattern Free Download via

In case you missed it through Facebook….you can now download my beret pattern here! I renamed it The Blue Beret from the Adelaide pattern since it is a unisex hat...didn’t want the boys to feel left out!


Click image below to download the PDF pattern:

The Blue Beret Pattern Free Download via


The whole pattern started with a hat I made for Boo for a collaboration with artist Stephanie Corfee. I silk screened Stephanie’s “When I Grow Up” print for a small limited edition for my shop a few months back. Boo’s hat has led to many, many more hats. Some are upcycled and recycled from t-shirts:

The Blue Beret Pattern Free Download via
Some are dyed and silk screened:

The Blue Beret Pattern Free Download via
As featured in Sew Hip (click here for entire post):

The Blue Beret Pattern Free Download via

One of my favorite upcycled hats photographed by Monika McSweeney on her daughter Grace:

The Blue Beret Pattern Free Download via



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1
    CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. 2

    Thanks for the pattern. I'm not a sewing expert coz I can only sew straight lines but if ever I would try sewing other than curtains or pillow cases, I will definitely try this and will let you know how it turned out.

  3. 3
    Shema John says:

    i loved these hats……loved the idea of converting Ts into something funky… gen just love all your stuff…….the creativity never ceases to amaze me…..fresh, fresh..

  4. 4

    This is such an awesome hat!! I linked to your pattern on Craft Gossip.


  5. 5

    beautiful! Thank you for sharing =)

  6. 6
    Susan @ Living with Punks says:

    Thanks so much for offering this pattern. It is darling! And congrats on the magazine feature!!!!

  7. 7

    Has any one tried this using sweater material? We live where it is COLD. And my little one has only about 10 strands of hair to keep her little head warm.

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      I made several of these out of old sweaters. I can get the whole infant hat out of one sleeve….then use the ribbing from the hem of the sweater for the band.

  8. 9

    This pattern is WONDERFUL!!!
    I have made several of berets from t-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, and even from a skirt I paid a dollar for. I use the circle cut from the do-nut shape part of the hat pattern to make a flower to adorn the beret. I just cut the circle into a spiral…about 1/2 inch width. gather the narrow end and form into a rosette.

  9. 10

    Your berets made a great party favor, for my daughter’s 7th birthday party! Thank you… Super easy & fun!!

    Laura @ PikldPink

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    I just had to come by and comment. A few weeks ago I did a search online for a hat pattern and this post popped up. A couple days ago I made a hat for my 16 month old son, using your pattern. I used fabric from an old pair of shorts that my husband, and later I wore…and instead of ribbing, I just used the waistband from the shorts. It was SO SIMPLE and turned out SO CUTE! I needed a cute beret style hat to use for a Paris themed blogpost (Link Party that I participated in)…

    Thanks so much for sharing…and in case you’re interested, here is a link to the post:


  11. 12

    Dear Ashley,

    I would love to make this hat for a friend’s daughter who has leukemia and is getting bold soon. But some how I am not able to download this pattern by clicking on the photo. Is it anyhow possible to get the pattern from you in another way?

    Thank you soo much!

    Regards, Ester

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