Jersey Baby Hat

I have recently been given the exciting opportunity to test out a Janome 6234XL Overlocker. It has been perfectly timed with the arrival of some new organic jersey from the Craft Cotton Company. The first one I have had a play with is the white and black clouds, perfect for my new arrival due very soon. I have started with a very easy baby hat project that anyone can do. Although I have used my overlocker, you can use a regular sewing machine for this project, and I will explain how. This is the first of many new arrival projects I have under my belt.

First a bit about the jersey. I appreciate it is hard one to buy online because you want to get a feel for it. Seeing how it stretches and sews up is really important when buying jersey which is another reason I lover to write up these tutorials.

This particular jersey is a mix of 96% cotton and 4% spandex, it is knitted together, not like the woven cotton, it is this combination that gives it the stretch. I make it out to be around 30% stretch. Although it seems a bit scary at first, it is very satisfying once you get your head around working with