Are you and the kids in the mood for a wintery fun project because of the Winter Olympics?
Or are you going nuts with cabin fever from too many consecutive snow days, and need something to do?
Either way…we’ve got you covered! Today’s post is for kids!
Let’s make some!
Materials1/4 yard or a scrap of fleece, knit, or sweater fabric (anything with stretch) thread machine or hand sewing needle measuring tape scissors 8 inch piece of yarn pins or wonder clips (quilter clips) your favorite furry friend
- Wonder clips are great for kids, because they are easier to use than pins (just clip and go), and they are safer (no sharp points!). I got a pack of 10 from Joann for a few bucks with a coupon. You can also buy a pack of 50 HERE on Amazon for $15-20 (affiliate link). They are great for attaching bias tape as well.
- This tutorial is for kids, but is written with the purpose of helping adults complete the project with their young children.
Measure your stuffed animal’s head.
Take your measurement and add one inch. That will equal the length of fabric you need to cut.
You also need to make sure your fabric is about 9+ inches in height.
Now, stretch your fabric. The direction that stretches the most is going to be your length and the other direction is going to be the height of your hat.
Sew your hat.
If you are machine sewing your hat, and the foot pedal is too hard to reach. Bring it to the table and use your hand to push it down. Be sure your sewing machine speed is on slow!
Tie your hat together.
Cuff the button of the hat by rolling it up once or twice.
Tada! You made a hat!
That is all there is to it!
If you don’t want the top of your hat to have a poof of fabric, you can make a slouch beanie by tying the top of the hat, BEFORE turning it right side out. Then, when you turn it right side out, the poof is on the inside of the hat.
Make one for the one you love best…
Or one for all your furry friends…
You make the night cap the same way as the regular hat, just use knit/t-shirt fabric instead. Make sure the hat is nice and tall and it will flop over nicely.Sloane Hat Pattern. Fleece is all from Joann fabric. Hacci Knit and yellow stripe knit fabrics are from Girl Charlee.