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Easy fleece beanie

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The cost of this project is probably around 6 dollars tops.
You can find everything at Wal-mart, if you can't just buy
a fleece blanket like me.

Fleece
needle and thread or a sewing machine
scissors
pencil(optional)
ruler(optional)

Fun fleece beanies that are quick to make, fleece is awesome because it doesn't
ravel. I wish I had a sewing machine but I'm never in one place, so I always
have a needle and thread handy, besides it shows like the work you put into
it.

Basic beanie projected time:

W/ sewing machine: <15 mins
w/o sewing machine: <1 hours, if you sew fast
 
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Step 1: Measuring your noggin

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Wrap a straight edge round your head, about where you want it to cover
your forehead. Make sure its not too tight unless you want it that way,
the tighter the more warm I suppose. Fleece is really stretchy, at least
in one direction, but its stretchy none the less so mismeasurements
dont matter at all. After you measure how big your head is, measure
how long you want it to me, just remember at the top you have to round
the corners to make it fit to your head, you lose length. Sew.

Step 2: Prep for fitting

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After that you should have a bag sorta thing with two openings. Use the
line you already sewed as the middle and flatten it out, the line you sewed
is the back. So match the the top of the sewed part to the front and sew
a loop, then fold the two other sides equally and loop it again and end it.
Now you have four corner thingies that are even. Real beanies have like 6-8
sewn curves. Four is fast and easier.

Step 3: Fitting the beanie

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Depending on the shape of your head, figure out the angle or curve you want
to cut the corners. The first one I ever did I put it on my friend's head and sewed
it to the contours of his head, but if you do this, be careful of sewing in hair. If you
make a hat like me, then the accuracy of the curves really dont matter. Figure
out the first curve, cut, fold to the other, cut, repeat then sew.
drwebster1 year ago
wow that is so cool,realy nice instuctable and realy good job,you even made your own button,way to go!
Cool, i think i would make mines black :D
StoryAddict3 years ago
I'm a n00b when it comes to sewing this stuff. I'm making a smurf hat for a friend using your method with part of a torn bedsheet, so it's a thinner cotton rather than fleece. I have the "bag sorta thing" ready, but I don't understand what you mean as far as closing the top opening and sewing a "loop."
Gybin4 years ago
*Voila
:)
iMoogle4 years ago
 Thanks for this, you really helped me out! ^-^
shooby5 years ago
Reminds me of this:
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REA shooby5 years ago
NOW IM DEFINITELY MAKING ONE!
im gonna make one of these and spray paint my self blue