I have been trying to think of a cool idea of a scarf for my daughter. I have extra fleece from something else and was just waiting for inspiration to hit! Well... When Melanie over at Sugardoodle posted this idea on Facebook I had my idea! Yeah! I totally just copied her idea and used a stuffed animal around the house I knew Aurora didn't snuggle with as much, but... I thought I would do a tutorial on the hat idea I had!
Also... I'm sure there are MUCH easier ways to do this... I was just messing around and it turned out how I wanted it to in my head!
First you need to know how wide you want the hat. Tyton was so kind to let me use his noggin as a measuring tool. I couldn't find a measuring tape! lol
Next step...divide that width in half... or... just fold your ribbon in half. I made mine about an inch or 2 bigger on each side because... I was figuring this out as I went. It's always easier to make things smaller... Making them bigger is much harder! lol If I were you... I would make it about a half inch bigger TOTAL! Cut 2 squares of fabric this size. Mine is about 3 inches taller than it is wide.
Fold those in half and then cut something like this on the fold. I cut that diagonal a little over a quarter of a way down.
I then opened it up and place the right sides together.
I sewed along the sides and along the top curve, but NOT NOT NOT the little "V" section. Did you read that? NOT that middles part.
Instead I pinched the "V"s on the same side together, pinned and sewed up both sides. I didn't even stop, I just kept sewing!
See? Both "V"s sewn... straight through.
I then measured and extra piece of fleece about 4 inches wide and the same circumference of the bottom of the hat when sewn into a circle itself.
I then folded it in half and pinned it to the bottom of the STILL inside-out hat and sewed it down.
Then I flipped it right side out!
I then cut several 6 by 1 inch strips ofthe same fleece and separated them into two piles.
I then tied some long embrodery thread around the middle of each pile and pulled tight!
Using a needle, I threaded the end of one piece of thread through the pointy part of the hat.
I then knotted the thread down to attach the pom poms to the piggy tails!
See the scarf! See why I wanted to make a cute hat to match!!! I took it to her at school when I picked her up. She was so excited!