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Who said hats with characters on them were for little kids? :O

See the youtube video here: http://youtu.be/_5NvAqk53qc

just a basic beanie, but you can make it into anything!
totoro, pikachu, piplup, etc...:)
 
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Step 1: What you Need

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Sewing materials (sewing machine, needle, thread, bobbin, scissors, etc.)

-1 yard of fleece (color of your choice)
- jersey knit for the lining (you can use an old t-shirt :D)
- stuffing (for ears--if you want them)
-various other colors of fleece and other embellishments for decorations...
          for example:
pikachu beanie:
          -1 yard yellow fleece
          - scraps of black fleece
          - scraps of red fleece
          - scraps of white fleece

totoro beanie:
           -1 yard gray fleece
           - 1/4 yard white fleece
           - scraps of black fleece
            - black yarn/embroidery thread (for whiskers)
yup. :)

Step 2: Cut Out

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Fleece-
Cut out four rounded triangles, 6 inches tall and wide (pictures 1 &2)
bottom band: 6 inches wide, 24-26 inches long (depending on the size of your head)

White Jersey-
Cut out four rounded triangles, 6 inches tall and wide (pictures 1 &2)



Step 3: Top

Sew two of the fleece triangles along one curved edge (see picture #1-- sew along the line)
Open the two triangles up and place another triangle aligned with the triangle on the right (see picture #2)
Sew along the line in Picture 2.
Do the same with the last triangle (picture 3).
Sew the first and last triangles together the same way. (see picture 4)

Repeat with the white jersey.
(picture 5)

Connect the two layers by keeping them inside out and placing them on top of each other. Sew along the outside half-circle on the edges to connect them. This way when you take the hat off, the lining won't flip inside out. Now, take the lining and flip it over the fleece so the right side of the lining is facing you and the right side of the fleece is inside.

Sew the lining onto the fleece around the rim.

Step 4: Add the bottom band

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Same way to add the bottom band in my puppet mittens here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Puppet-GlovesMittens/step6/Sew-Bottom-Band/

No pictures for the following, sorry!
First, leave the hat with the lining facing out. Fold the bottom band in half from right to left, then sew.
Slide the bottom band (wrong side out) over the hat (lining side out). Sew around the rim.

Pictures for this, though:
Fold the bottom band up halfway. Tuck the top edges in a bit (a bit less than a centimeter) and pin. (Picture #1)
Sew. (Pictures 2&3)



Step 5: DONE!

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Try it on! Decorate it! Make it awesome!! :D

Ideas:
totoro!
piplup!
pikachu!
other pokemon that has... a round-ish head!
dog!
cat!
wolf!
rabbit!
narwhal!
bear!
polar bear!
etc.... :P be creative!
DUO003710 months ago
Awesome, sooo cute! and sooo easy to make!
Supa cute u should try 2 make a Apple =) i like apples! apples r cool
(i don't mean apple like Ipad/Ipod stuff like that i mean the food) or maybe even a pie hat! (theres nothing call pie besides pie..right =/)
except maybe Pi
(i don't want to sound stupid because i don't know what it is so im just going 2 say:) Oh yeah i've heard of those yeah...yeah... =/
PoniesSwag1 year ago
I made this today...SO awesome!!! I'm going to make a homestuck troll hat for my friend using this pattern!
HMice2 years ago
How do I add the ears, I am making Eevee
HMice HMice1 year ago
Finished! I just added the ears into the band. I would add pictures, but I already gave it to m,y friend and forgot. Great ible!
Unforchinitly it was 2 small
Wow loving these would it be able to make a hat that goes over your face? like a really REALLY long beanie or something?
HMice2 years ago
Nice! Just wondering, on the piplup hat you can't see the band, did you leave it out or.....?
Anyway loved it!
juliatheninja (author)  HMice2 years ago
I added white fleece over it when adding the decorations :)
KarishaWolf2 years ago
amaizing! i going to try make one X3
thx so much
Oh my, you would not believe the amount of squeeling that just happened when my daughters saw this on my screen. I have a feeling I'm going to be making a few Totoro hats! :) Thanks!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
These are super cute! Well done!! Do you have an etsy shop? I imagine these would be quite popular.
Like!