This red hat quilt pattern was a request. The members of the Red Hat Society wear red hats with purple outfits, so I decided to use both red and purple hats in the quilt. I was asked for a very simple quilt pattern, so I designed the most simple hat quilt block that I could using two shades of colour and then made the blocks in both red and purple.
Each block measures 12″ square finished size and I have used 3/4 yard of dark red with 1 yard each of light red, dark purple and light purple. The quilt itself is 52″ square.
Cutting requirements for the red hat quilt
6.1/2″ squares: eight dark purple, eight dark red
2″ by 9.1/2″ rectangles: eight dark purple, eight dark red
2″ by 12.1/2″ rectangles: eight light purple, eight light red
3.1/2″ by 6.1/2″ rectangles: sixteen light purple, sixteen light red
2″ squares: sixteen light purple, sixteen light red
3.1/2″ by 12.1/2″ rectangles: eight light purple, eight light red
For the border you will need five 2.1/2″ strips of dark purple fabric cut across the width of fabric.
Make the red hat quilt block
Lay the pieces out as shown. The first row is the 2″ by 12.1/2″ strip. In the second row the dark purple square is in the middle with a 3.1/2″ by 6.1/2″ light purple rectangle on each side.
For the third row you need to place the dark purple strip in the middle with a 2″ light purple square on each side. Finally the fifth row is the 3.1/2″ by 12.1/2″ light purple rectangle.
Sew the pieces together across the rows in the second and third rows.
Then sew the rows to each other to complete the quilt block. Make eight blocks in purple and eight blocks in red.
Assemble the red hat quilt
Sew the blocks together in four rows of four, alternating the purple and red across the rows and down the columns.
For the border I have used 2.1/2″ strips of dark purple. You’ll need two lengths of 48.1/2″ for the top and bottom, with two lengths of 52.1/2″ for the sides.
That completes the red hat quilt. It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding. Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.
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