Dog cap pattern
Spring is coming, and the eyes of our little pets should be protected from the heat and bright sunlight, so here I let you a free dog cap patterns to make easy and pretty caps for your dog. In this picture you can see the result:
The patterns to make this dog cap are two: the cap (head) and the visor. You have to cut two pieces of each pattern to make the visor double and the head part with lining.
To get the visor part rigid place a piece of waterproof cardboard or some fine plastic or other rigid material between the fabric layers. Or you can simply use thick fabric as I did.
This is a preview of the patterns (the right side in black). Please note that you have to cut the two patterns pieces on the fold, so that you can get the entire two patterns: cap and visor.
First, take the head’s outer layer and sew the middle top seam. Do the same with the head’s lining layer.
Sew the two layers of the head (outer layer and lining) with right sides facing together (except the zone where the head goes attached to the visor) and turn right side out.
Sew the two visor pieces together with right sides facing together (except the zone where the visor goes attached to the head) and turn right side out.
Now sew, with right sides facing together, the outer layer of the visor with the outer layer of the head to attach the head to the visor.
Sew a ribbon to the loose edge of the inner layer of the visor.
Finally, topstitch or sew by hand the loose edge of the ribbon (sewed to the visor) with the loose edge of the inner layer of the head (lining).
Optional: Edge-stitch all around the cap to flat the seams. And you are done!
The seam at the top of the cap gives the rounded shape of the head. And this is the way I’ve sewn the string. This is my way but you can do it in other ways as you can see in pics below. I’ve used elastic.
The string should be as long as your dog needs.
Download free dog cap patterns in three sizes below:
Important: please read this before printing the patterns: