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Mario is one of the most popular game characters, he has been around for a long time. Now you can make a hat just like his! Show off your inner game geek!!

Read all about Mario here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario
 
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Step 1: You will need...

You will need these things to make a hat:
>About 1/3 of yard of red fleece
>A plate with about a 10-11 inch diameter
>A little circle about 4-5 inches in diameter
>White fleece or felt (2-3 inches)

Tools: 
>scissors
>sewing machine
>pins
>brain

Pretty easy right?? (Well, except for that last one!)

Step 2: Cutting Your Pieces out

Take your plate (or whatever you can find that's about 10-12 inches in diameter) and place it on the fabric. Trace around it and take the plate off. Place another little dish over the side of the circle, about three inches from the edge. Trace around it, this is your brim.

Step 3: Cut out the Hole

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Take one of the big circles you cut out and center a five inch circle on it. Trace around it and cut it out. This is the hole where you will put your head, don't worry! It will stretch.

Step 4: Sewing Pieces Together

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Sew around the edges of the two big circles, all the way around. Turn right side out.

Next, sew around the outside edge of the brim.

Step 5: Attaching the Brim

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Pin the brim to the inner circle of the big piece, you might want to use a pin every inch or so, just so it's not moving all over the place.

Sew on the brim, back-stitching on the edges to keep it from coming undone.

Step 6: Making the "M" Logo

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Cut out an "M" out of red fleece or felt about 2 inches tall.

Cut a white circle of fleece or felt about 2½ inches tall, before you cut it out you can place the red "M" on it to make sure it's the right size.

Sew the red "M" to the white circle. It is best to do this slowly, as the "M" is rather thin and is easily moved around.
KristenN24 days ago

I would suggest to sew to logo onto the circle BEFORE you sew both circles together. It makes it much easier :)

betteboop5710 months ago
OK..I see that this was put up a long time ago, so hopefully someone will answer me.
WHAT do I sew together in Step 4?? Do I cut out two of each circle & brim? Like fold the felt in half and then trace the circles??
I'm confused.
pie popper (author)  betteboop5710 months ago
Alright. I do apologize, I wrote this instructable awhile ago, and forgot to take pictures so that's why I drew them.
Before step 4, you should have two of each the brim and the circle. (Cut it out on doubled fabric, using a plate or lid or something round). After you have done that, take one of the circles and cut a 4-5" hole in the center, where your head will go.
Now in step 4, sew all the way around both big circles put together, and the outside edge of the brim.
I hope this helps, let me know if you need any other pointers! Updating this instructable with pictures is on my to-do list...one of these days!
I think I understand now!! THANK YOU!!!
Of course I have a last minute son that wants to be Mario and all stores are out!
I think this I can do! I'll drop you a note if I have any more questions, otherwise I'll let you know how it works out!
Really, THANKS for the quick response!!
like Santa Claus .
Mines a bit dodgy, but I had fun making it anyway :) Your's is way better
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pie popper (author)  MagstaTheAwesome2 years ago
It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
Thanks! Just ignore my face ;)
dm.1992 years ago
cool
I made one it's awesome :) not as awesome as your's but still awesome :)
pie popper (author)  MagstaTheAwesome2 years ago
You like awesome things huh? xD I'd love to see pictures!!
I really want to make your shark attack hat :) it's EPIC!!!!!
carsoncool2 years ago
Love it! Go Mario! (And if i do say so myself, you look good in it) :P
That is cute! What did you make the mustache out of? Can't have the hat without the mustache :)
pie popper (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
I just used some basic black felt and tape...It didn't stick very well, so you'd have to get some dress tape. (the really tough kind that keeps 'em from slipping) :D
kyleslab2 years ago
Cool! See my full costume here...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Epic-Mario-Costume/

You will probably have to cut and paste it.
This is adorable! I applaud your skills! However, you instructions are a tad bit hard to follow. I get the basic idea, but I think that's because I'm a veteran sewer. A new crafter would have a bit of trouble understanding it. Perhaps some more views of the finished project?