Step 1: Materials
½ Yd. Pink Fleece
½ Yd. Brown Fleece
½ Yd. Knit Lining
Cherry for the Top - Optional. I couldn't think of how to make a cherry out of fleece, so I popped the pom-pom off a pair of old Christmas socks. ;)
Different colors of thread for sprinkles - You could use felt/fleece scraps for this as well
Pattern - (Picture 2) You can print it out or just copy the shape, just make sure the bottom is the right length. For my 21½ inch head, it was 6 inches.
Of course it doesn't have to be pink. You could make a vanilla or chocolate flavored cupcake!
Step 2: Cut It All Out
The brim: The brim is a big rectangle at the bottom of the hat. (Or, the cupcake's sleeve). Cut this on the fold, 6 inches wide and 11½ inches tall. (To find your correct measurement, measure the circumference of your head, divide that in half and then add half an inch)
The top: This is the top of the cupcake, made of 4 triangle-like pieces. Use the pattern on Step 1 or cut your own out. You'll have to do some math. The bottom of mine was 6 inches long, so when all four are next to each other it's 2 inches longer than my head circumference. You have four seams and a lining you will be putting in. (Remember: you can always cut extra off, but you can't put more fabric on)
The Lining: This is the inside of the hat. I like to use a light stretchy knit for this. It doesn't really matter what color you use, I use the same white I use for all my hats. Cut this out just like you did the top.
Extras: You will also cut out a fringe for the edge of the cupcake. This is as long as your brim. In the picture I showed this at about 1½ inches thick, but this was too wide and I ended up cutting it to 1 inch later. I ended up dotting it every 1¼ inch with a sharpie, and then cutting the pattern between those dots.
Step 3: Sewing the Top
You may need to go over the cherry a couple times just to be sure it won't easily pop off.
Do the same thing for the lining. (Except for the cherry of course ;)
Step 4: Sprinkles!
Set your stitching on a zig-zag stitch. You have to adjust it so it will look solid. Practice a few times on scrap fleece so you get a good feel for it.
Going one color at a time, sew in the sprinkles. This gets pretty tedious, but it looks good in the end.
Step 5: Sewing the Brim
Step 6: Sewing the Top to the Brim
Turn right side out and see if it fits!
Step 7: Add the Lining
Enjoy your cupcake hat! (But not too much, it doesn't really taste that great)