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Wear your emotions with these expressive monster tuques & scarves.  I crafted this set using an embroidery machine, but similar results can be achieved (slowly) using hand embroidery or applique. 

To start, I must warn you that I am Canadian.  Eh.  As such, I technically use the metric system for everything.  But really I use whatever system is appropriate for the particular tool I'm using, so I switch between metric & imperial. Appologies.

Really don't feel like sewing or embroidering, but want the look?  I guess you could buy a tuque and glue some googly eyes on.  Or buy it from my store (  Totally an option. 
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Step 1: Gather Supplies

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1.1  You'll need:
-sewing thread (and a sewing machine)
-scissors (or other sharp object)
-fleece in 2 coordinating colours
-temporary spray adhesive
-some sort of measuring implement
-embroidery thread
-an embroidery hoop.  Oh, and an embroidery machine.  But if you're lacking in that department, you could also use hand embroidery or applique. 

1.2  You'll also want some awesome monster embroidery files.  Not sure where to find some?  I suggest Monster Factory Design Pack by Urban Threads.  I spend far too much money on that site, but their designs are just sooo good.

Step 2: Make a Pattern

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Draw out a pattern using these dimensions as a guide.
Finished tuque sizes should be as follows:
X-Large: 24" circumference, 12" from top to bottom (unfolded, allows 2.75" for brim)
Large (Adult): 22" circumference, 11" from top to bottom (unfolded, allows 2.75" for brim)
Medium (Child or Youth): 20" circumference, 10" from top to bottom (unfolded, allows 2.75" for brim)
Small (Toddler): 18" circumference, 9" from top to bottom (unfolded, allows 2.5" for brim)
X-Small (Baby): 16" circumference, 8" from top to bottom (unfolded, allows 2.25" for brim)

Since the size of your embroidery pattern affects the width needed for your folded brim, choose embroidery designs that will fit well in the alloted brim size, or adjust your pattern accordingly. 

Add seam allowance as you see fit.  Since fleece doesn't fray, I added minimal seam allowance.
bobluckey1 year ago
The link in the Instructable is dead. Check out urban threads for these designs. I'm pretty sure they are by the same artist. Also, Urban Threads is rad and those that are interested in alternative/lifestyle designs like Steampunk, Goth, etc. should really check it out.

They are having an anniversary sale right now (5/20/2013). 50% off designs and 25% off packs.
HollyMann2 years ago
I agree - soooo cute! love them!
Those are too cute! Love the purple one with the lips. I really need to learn to use an embroidery machine, they seem like so much fun for things like this!