Vannah again! So over the last few days/weeks of my quickly waning summer, I started making hats. Yeah, a little random, yes, but I found a tutorial on the internet. Also, when I was at an anime convention (it's pretty much a gathering of nerds who like video games and Japanese cartoons, just go with it) over the summer, there were at least three people selling adorable animal hats! The problem? They were all about $20.
I don't have $20.
But since I did find a tutorial on how to make these hats a few days before, I made my own! Several of my own!
You will need:
Pins and needles and stuff. Or a sewing machine and pins. Whatever you prefer.
Fleece of any color. If you buy 1/3 of a yard of fleece, it makes 2 or 3 hats and it's rather cheap. When I get mine it's on sale so the most I've paid was $2 for 1/2 yard of fleece.
(Also shown: laptop with tutorial open, wighead, sketchbook)
Cut out your pieces of felt. Four triangles from the pattern and a 3 1/2'' x 22'' rectangle.
Also if you're going to put on silly ears or something, cut those out and finish those before you start sewing the hat! All my ears are just freehand drawn (the purpose for the sketchbook).
Now pin and sew together two of the triangles. SEW ONLY ONE SIDE. DO NOT SEW BOTH SIDES TOGETHER.
If you're doing ears in your hat, put the ears on one of the pieces you've just sewn together. Use our measuring tape to make sure they're an equal distance from the center seam.
Now whether you're doing ears or not, lay the second piece on top of the first piece. Match up the edges and the center seam...
So far, so good!
Now take your 3 1/2'' x 22'' rectangle and fold it in half. Pin and sew the top part.
Now take your loopy-thing and fold it in half! Fold it so the seam is on the INSIDE. Facing itself. We don't want any nasty seams on the outside of our pretty hat!
Flip your hat so it's inside out.
The next part is a little tricky but bear with it! Pin the loopy-thing to the bottom of the hat base. Make it fit as well as you can and as evenly as it will go. It doesn't have to be spot-on-perfect for the outside to look perfect when you're wearing it! Don't worry or freak out!
Pin it, sew it~
And if you prefer no ears, it's still a great hat!
Make a few more, make some silly bows to clip onto them, wear them in public PROUDLY.