Picture of $5, 5 minute fleece hat!
To tell you the truth, this hat can probably be made for even less, depending on where you buy your material. I got a 1 yard remnant of black fleece from Jo-anns, and that is probably enough to make 2 adult hats depending on how big your head is. This hat fit my 9 year old sister and my mom. This is an entry for the sew warm contest. If you like this instructable please vote for my sister and I! If anyone needs any help notify me in the comments!
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Step 1: Materials

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All you need to make your head nice and toasty warm are:
  • Fleece
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread*
  • Scissors
  • 5 minutes
*If you use a needle and thread, add around 2 hours to the time. I wouldn't recommend using a needle and thead.

Step 2: Measuring and Cutting

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Cut a square about 22"x22". This will fit an adult. If you are making this for a child smaller then my sister, cut it smaller.

Step 3: Sewing

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Once you have cut your square, figure out which direction is more stretchy. You will want to fold up the edge that runs parallel to the stretchy direction. This will be the rim of your hat. Fold this up 1" and sew.(See picture for more details) Once you have sewn the rim of your hat, fold it in half, overlapping the rim. Now you will be sewing the side seam of your hat creating a long tube that is open in both ends. This step is confusing so see the pictures PLEASE!

Step 4: Tying

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Once you are finished, you should have something that looks like a huge tube sock that is open on both ends. Cut strips that go halfway down the hat (this should be around 11 inches) from the open side on the top, opposite the rim. Do not cut these strips off. Tie 4 of the opposite strips together, or until it is sealed on the top and you have your $5, 5 minute hat!