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Picture of Easy to Sew Fleece Hood
My brother likes to ski, and he told me that they aren't supposed to wear scarves while skiing, because you don't want to wear anything that might catch on a tree. We had a hood like this at the time, but it was light blue and covered in penguins, and my then 15 year old brother wanted nothing to do with a light blue penguin covered hood! So I looked at it and figured out how to make it, and he got a nice black one for Christmas that year. Then dad decided he liked it for working outside, so I had to make another one. The one I made in this instructable is going to mom, who wants one when she has to go outside too.

It's really easy to do, doesn't require any pattern, and can be made in under an hour.

Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need
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Besides being really easy, it's also rather inexpensive. It takes:

One large chunk of fleece, about 3 feet by a little over 1 foot (It was a scrap I found around the house)
One shoelace (I'm sure you can find something to do with the other one on Instructables somewhere)
Pins
Scissors
A sewing machine

Step 2: Trim

Fold the piece of fleece in half (right sides facing each other) so that you now have a 1 1/2 feet by 1 foot piece. I found that one of my ends was wider than the other, so I trimmed it all until it was equal.

Step 3: Pin

Let's call the side with the fold "the top" so that I can explain this more clearly. On the left side,  starting at the bottom, pin about 9 inches up the side, making sure your fabric is lined up.

On the right side, pin about one foot up the side, then start arching deeper into the fabric, until you're 5 or so inches in. You want to do this in a curve.
 
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l8nite2 years ago
Nice "ible" but I can't really see what it looks like on a nutcracker !
Sporkette (author)  l8nite2 years ago
Thanks. :) Perhaps you can see it better on the last step?
grannyjones2 years ago
Inserting the drawstring is a lot easier if you use a great big safety pin.
Just pin the string through the end (or next to a knot), and push the pin through the 'tunnel'. It drags the string through after it.