These sweet hats were a project for the K, first, and second graders at my school. They are part of a penguin costume. Can you believe that 70 hats were made in one week?
Caught solid color fleece on a one day sale, great deal at $2.49 a yard!
The "accent" prints were $6 bucks. After I figured out the first 2 hat measurements, there was two days of cutting the pieces.
These would be a quick and easy gift! I worked with 3 or 4 you tube videos, and then made my hats using these guides:
Main body of hat was cut 11 inches by 24 inches, the 24 inches are the stretch. I was able to make 6 hats from one yard.
Accent/brim piece is 6 inches by 24, again the long side being the stretchy side.
(we left about 2 1/2 inch opening on one end for the fringe,
I liked that better so there wasn't a stiff piece of the pom pom)
and Kathy cut the threads and stacked the pieces so I could get it all back home. "I get by with a little help from my friends ~" sing along...
It was fun to put the colors together! The mix I was going for was bold contrasts...made me think of Dr. Seuss....
This shows the accent flipped up, but not turned to the right side yet.
This shows the accent/brim turned up, and now the seam you just made is hidden! I gave them a little steam at this point, half heat, the fleece will melt on cotton setting!
The fringe is cut at 2 to 3 inches, a little wider than 1/4 inch. Nothing like quilting, fleece is so forgiving!
I didn't take a picture from this point, but you need to take a big gathering stitch -1 inch stitches- just below the cut fringe. If you use a big needle and double thread, you can draw it up and tie it tight.
The last step is to take 2 pieces of the front fringe, cross them over and then tie them in the back, bundling the fringe into the pom pom. This is where you might be glad you you cut the fringe more toward the 3 inches, cuz' those shorter fringe pieces barely reach around ~
Hey, let me know if you try these. I hope it is easy enough to understand!
These are some of my kiddos with their hat of choice.
I usually take their picture and frame it for a Christmas gift to their folks. Some of the pictures didn't show the pom pom top, so this is just a few of the photos ~
Thank you to my praying friends. Larry came through the surgery well, and is on the mend. His Papa is coming for Christmas! We are hoping he feels great by then ~
I'll leave you with a picture and a link of what we had around here this past week, mm-mm, Sour Cream Cranberry Coffee Cake ~
"Now the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all."
II Thessalonians 3 : 16