Peter Pan Hat Tutorial

Peter Pan Hat Tutorial

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.

Materials Needed:
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
Coordinating Thread
Fabric Glue

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!

Happy sewing!



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35 Comments on “Peter Pan Hat Tutorial

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  2.  by  Valerie

    Approx how much felt do you think I whould purchase to make 15 hats?

    •  by  Harmony

      Hi Valerie, I am trying to remember how much I got for the party…I think I got 2 yards and that was *just* enough. You might want to get 2.5 yards just to be on the safe side. You’ll probably need about 4-5 sheets of red felt for the feathers. Good luck!

        •  by  Harmony

          Hi Renee, Sorry, I’m not sure I understand your question…It was designed to fit preschool age kids (2-4 years). You can find the actual pattern I used under “Materials Needed” in this blog post. Hope this helps! Let me know if I’ve completely missed your question.

          •  by  Renee

            I see now the template, I’m sorry, didn’t even see to click on that! Thank you!!

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  4.  by  Gretchen

    Will this hat fit an adult? I’m 18 and want to be Peter PAn for Halloween and this hat is just what I’m looking for

    •  by  Harmony

      Hi Gretchen, It fits pretty snugly on my head, but I have a smallish adult head. You will probably want to scale the hat up to about 150%-200% before you print. This is easy…when you click print within Adobe Reader you will see an option for adjusting the size. Where this option is located depends on your version of Reader, but once you find it you can make sure that it is scaled to 100% and that “Fit to Page” is not checked. If you want to make it bigger, just input the percentage you would like to scale it to.
      Good luck!

  5.  by  Tara Lyon

    If I ordered a Peter pan hat today would I get it by Thursday I live in grand ledge mi

    •  by  Harmony

      Yes, that is right! Remember there is a half inch seam allowance and you will be flipping up the brim a couple inches too.

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  7.  by  Kristina

    Hello, I agree wit meghan, tHe template take up 3 pages of paper, I cut out the elements and then glue them and the total template was very very large. So I’m interested what is the actual size of this hat? And can you write please in cm? 20 cm length and 18 cm high is enough for 8 year boys? Before writing this comment I’ve read all conversation and didnt find what I need. First of all I cant find where page scalling to turn OFF

    •  by  Harmony

      Hi there, The hat pattern should print onto three sheets of paper. There should be a little bit of the tip on one sheet, the back flat portion of the hat on another sheet and then the front of the hat (the tip) on the third sheet. The page scaling option looks different depending on your version of Acrobat. When you are in the print dialogue box you need to make sure that it will print at 100% and that “Scale to Fit” or “Shrink Oversize Pages” or something similar is not checked. After it prints just follow the directions in the tutorial on how to cut and tape the pattern pieces together.
      I hope that helps! If you have more questions, please let me know. You can always send pictures/screen shots to sewinharmony[at]gmail[dot]com and it will be easier for me to diagnose the problem you might be having.

    •  by  Harmony

      Oh, and this hat pattern is meant for toddlers so it would fit an 8 year old pretty snugly, but he should be able to wear it. I have an average sized head for an adult and it fits just on the top of my head. You can either add larger seam allowances when you trace the pattern (add 1/2) or simply sew the hat with much smaller seams (tutorial instructs 1/2 inch).

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  9.  by  Erica

    Thank you for your post! I had to turn into a ‘favourite fairy tale character’ costume for school overnight and your design was fantastic.

  10.  by  abbey

    Hi! Do you have an adult pattern or can you help me tranlate this to an adult size?

    •  by  Harmony

      I don’t have an adult pattern, but some people have had success enlarging the pattern to 300% or so.

  11.  by  Emily

    very excited about finding this in time for book day tomorrow!! It doesn’t mention age. Will pattern fit an 8 year old?

  12.  by  Emily

    oops sorry just read comments above so will scale up pattern! thanks

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