You can find everything at Wal-mart, if you can't just buy
a fleece blanket like me.
needle and thread or a sewing machine
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
Basic beanie projected time:
W/ sewing machine: <15 mins
w/o sewing machine: <1 hours, if you sew fast
Step 1: Measuring your noggin
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
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
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.