Introduction: Captain Jack Gecko
Materials: Dark brown felt, chalk, round object for tracing, acrylic paint (black and brown), brown thread, hot glue gun, multicoloured brown/black yarn, red and white beads, and a small piece of red material.
Step 1: Trace Hat Shape
*On a piece of felt, trace a small round object such as a duct tape roll.
Step 2: Fold and Sew
*Fold the hat up in 3 parts towards the middle with the center tucked up.
*Sew small x's on each side, use only a single piece of thread without cutting between x's.
Step 3: Add Paint
*Paint a line of black around the edge of the hat
*Paint some lighter brown areas on the hat to give it more detail.
Step 4: Create Red Bandanna
*Cut a long thin strip of red material
*Fold over and glue with a hot glue gun.
*Form a circle and glue to the inside of the hat.
Step 5: Create Hair
*Using multicoloured brown/black yard cut a bunch of pieces approximately the same length.
*Cut 2 pieces a bit longer to be used for the braids.
*For the braided pieces, tie a knot at one end and pull apart the thread to reveal 4 smaller strands. Cut off one strand so you are left with 3. Braid the yarn until it is the length of the other pieces. Add a small bead to the end and glue shut with a hot glue gun.
*Create one strand of only beads alternating between red and white in no apparent order.
Step 6: Attach Hair Pieces
*Attach all of the created hair pieces on the inside of the hat with a hot glue gun.
*Continue gluing until the sides and back are covered with hair.
Step 7: Put It On!
*Put it on your little friend.
*Have a photo shoot!
*Step back and enjoy your handiwork! (Though they might not want to wear it for very long, haha)
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