Making Stuff: “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap & Blanket

by This is Carrie on March 3, 2011

If you are stopping by via MADE “Celebrate the Boy“, welcome!  I am thrilled to share my “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap and Blanket patterns and tutorials with you.

If you’re interested, you can find more “Boy” posts & projects here.

The cap and blanket, made from super-soft, thrifted, men’s flannel shirts make a unique gift or a lovely “welcome to the world” project for your own little one.

Thrifting not your thing? You can use a piece of new fabric too.

A big thanks to my friend and Dwelling by Design blog author,  Sara, for sharing her cute method of backing/binding baby quilts. It’s easy and beautiful. Totally my style. Check out her etsy shop when you get a second.

Picking menswear fabric is so much fun.

The baby cap may remind you of a bonnet, but make no mistake, “he’s All boy.”

It’s a timeless little cap that should be handed down from generation to generation.

Backed in super soft minkie, the “He’s All Boy” blanket is destined to become a beloved “blankie” in no time.

Find the “He’s All Boy” Baby Cap tutorial HERE.

Find the “He’s All Boy” Baby Blanket tutorial HERE


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Leisel March 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I LOVE this! The cap is so adorable and the matching blanket is just too cute. Can you give me a general size for the cap? I’m guessing it’s around 3-6 months or so?

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It’s actually more like 0-3 month size. My little guy is 3 months old right now and it won’t fit for very long. He’s been wearing it for a couple months. My kids don’t have overly large heads so it would likely fit some brand new little guys.

angie March 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I absolutely love this hat! If only I had a son – I guess I will just have to default to trying it out as a gift for a friend having a little boy. Thanks for the tute!

driveways March 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Baby caps and blankets are very beautiful as well as it is a fantastic collections. Its colors are unique and best stuff to give as a gift.

Adin B March 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

Awe! How adorable. I love these baby caps. I think I might go and buy those men’s suits at the rummage sale this spring. I can’t wait! :) Thank you so much for sharing them. :) Adorable!

JoAnn K March 18, 2011 at 5:56 am

Thank you !! With our first grandbaby coming in July, I made this from a well loved soft cotton shirt of his grandpa and lined it in a very soft cotton knit. It’s pretty perfect!! Thanks for the idea – we love it!!

Kari March 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Do you make these to sell? I love love love! Wish I knew how to sew!

Kathy Hurley May 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I made the quilt using thrifted shirts. So happy with it! Just sent it as a gift for a new little boy. I’d attach a picture if I could figure out how. Thanks for the idea and directions.

Lorri May 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

I love how the cap looks, but I can’t seem to get to the pattern and tutorial, just the lovely pics above (when I click on the picture that says tutorial, it just takes me to a bigger version of that picture). Could you please let me know how to get to the actual pattern and tutorial for making it?
Thanks very much! I love your blog!

This is Carrie Reply:

At the end of the post, under the photo, there is a link where it says “find the cap tutorial HERE”. Click on the word HERE and it will take you to the tutorial post. Let me know if that doesn’t work.

Carol October 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Hi, thanks so much, made the cap for my new grandson. It is so cute.

Now I’m having trouble finding minkie in my chain fabric center. Does it have another name? I’d love to make the blanket.


Tina November 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I love this blanket an am thinking about making one for my grandson. I have a question though before I start. Does anyone know if the blanket is hot because of the minkie?

Annette May 17, 2012 at 6:27 am

THANK YOU for featuring such wonderful products for boys! I’ve recently decided to make quilts for each of my nieces and nephews for Christmas gifts over the next two years. I have four nephews and it’s surprisingly difficult to find patterns/material that scream “BOY” without being too babyish. I love this blanket and will be making some for my gift stash over the coming summer. I am going to have to think about using some thrifted mens flannel shirts and maybe some flannel sheets for the boys quilts too. I want them to be able to grow with them over the years. Flannel might be just the ticket!

Nana Martin July 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Thank. you so much for this pattern. My daughter is having her first child and I wanted to do something special for my grandson as he is our miracle baby. We have recently lost my father and my husbands father in the last year and thankfully we still had their flannels. I made my grandson a “grandpa” blanket using pieces from my father, my husband’s father, my son in law’s father and my husband. This turned out so beautiful and so special that my grandson will still have something from his grandpa’s that have passed.

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