Here is the promised hat tutorial!
These were really easy to make and I cranked out 14 of these in about 2 hours. Not a bad way to spend an evening.
Peter Pan Hat Pattern (You will need to make sure you have Page Scaling turned OFF before you print. Cut it out and match up the diamond shapes and tape together to create your pattern.)
Green Felt (by the yard-the sheets aren’t big enough…using the space wisely, I got 12 hats from 1 yard of 72 inch craft felt)
Red Felt (sheets are fine – I got about 10 feathers per sheet)
Red Pipe Cleaners
Okay, here we go!
1. First step is to trace your pattern onto your green felt. You will need to cut 2 pieces for each hat.
2. With your sewing machine sew along the two slanted edges of the hat with a 1/2 inch seam. Be sure to back tack well at the start and stop. Clip the seam allowances to a scant 1/8 inch.
3. Flip the hat right-sides out and finger press the seams to help them lay flat. You could try to use a warm and dry iron, but I found the finger pressing works fine and you don’t run the risk of melting your felt. Flip up the backside of the brim. You should have about 2 – 2.5 inches of flipped up brim.
4. Now for the feathers…You will need to draw a little template. Mine was roughly 7 x 2.5 inches. Cut small notches on either side, if desired. Trace your template on to your red felt and then cut out your feathers.
5. Cut 8 inch lengths of your pipe cleaners. Glue the pipe cleaner to the feather piece as a stem.
6. Place your feathers how you want them on the hats. On mine I snipped two small parallel lines near the brim to hold the feather in place. You could also simply glue your feathers where you want.
7. You are finished! Now place your new hat on the nearest cutie.
If you make hats, I would love to see pictures of them! Just add them to my Flickr Pool!