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Man, hair really helps keep you warm... but hats do too! This hat took about 20 minutes to make, including taking the pictures (thanks Matt). It's warm and silly, two awesome qualities of a hat.

Tools & materials:
  • 3 pieces of warm stretchy fabric in contrasting colors. You only need a couple square feet of each; the pieces shown could have made 3 or 4 hats like this
  • tape measure (or string, in a pinch)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine & thread
 
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Step 1: Measure & cut

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Measure your head. Divide the result by 3 and add a bit for seam allowance. This is the width of each hat section to cut.

Lay out your fabric pieces in a pile. The parts are symmetric so it doesn't matter which side of the fabric is up (and your fabric may not have a right & wrong side anyway).

Cut a pointy shape with divots, as pictured (it's not hard to understand, just hard to describe). You'll almost certainly make the hat too long, for some reason it's hard to underestimate the height of the crown. This is fine, we'll cut off any excess later.

Step 2: Stitch the sides

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You now have 3 identical pointy pieces. Stitch them together in a ring, but not all the way to the point. Make a crown shape, by sewing only up to the divot. The pictures should make this clear.

Step 3: Cut and stitch the crown

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Now it's time to fill in the hole at the top. Lay the 'crown' upside down on one of the remaining fabric pieces. (Of course you could use a fourth fabric at this point as well!) Spread the points out so they lie smoothly without wrinkles -- there will be wrinkles in the hat sides, but that's fine.

Cut around the edges of the triangle thus formed. Pin the pieces together in a couple places, and stitch all the way around the edges. Snip the points to reduce bulk (be careful not to cut the stitching). Turn the hat right side out (a pen gets the points nicely).
Cool hat =]

Why'd you cut your hair?
Ah, I see your other ible...it was an accident?
rachel (author)  Weissensteinburg6 years ago
All the cool kids were shaving their heads. I accidentally followed the herd, tongue lolling and brain off. In reality I know very well that head shaving should be done in the Spring!
scafool rachel6 years ago
cut hair in spring??? good recipe for sunburned ears!!! done it, and lived to regret it
scafool scafool6 years ago
cut hair in fall and wear hats
Who are the cool kids?
just look for anyone bald!
Newblit6 years ago
UMM>... interesting...... Definitely original to say the least lol.
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Don't you traditionally add little tinker bells at the end of the points on this kind of hat and go mock the King and Queen?