As we get into the holiday shopping spree season, I thought it would be nice to offer a sewing pattern for a great gift you can make yourself. This cycling cap pattern offers four sizes, two different brim choices, and optional ear flaps, and works great in all different materials from light, summery cotton to warm wool and fleece. It’s quick and simple, and the end result is something any cyclist can use more of!
You can also try making it out of old or discarded cycling jerseys or jackets, sheets, shirts, t-shirts, pants, shrunken lightweight sweaters, etc. No stampeding into the mall, since you might not even need to buy anything to make it!
The hat is designed to lie flat with minimal bulk under a helmet, with optional wrap-around ear flaps that are thicker and warmer.
The pattern has two brim options: the larger one is closer in size and shape to that of a baseball cap, the smaller one is more like a typical cycling cap’s brim.
This pattern is available here for free for your own personal use, but if you like it, please consider making a donation to the League of American Bicyclists.
If you have questions, put them in the comments to this post so that other people can see them too. Happy sewing!
Pattern files (all except instructions are in PDF format):
Pattern pieces in JPEG format, in case the PDFs don’t work for you for some reason: