Picture of Mario Stocking Cap
So if you haven't noticed yet, my son loves Mario. We are going to spend Christmas break in Idaho so I decided to create something that he would love, and that would keep him warm. So here is what I came up with. The same technique can be used for the other Mario characters as well, or if you would like you can use this to make a visor, and just not add the top or ear covers to it. I thought the visor was adorable on him, but we needed to make it a warm hat for the snow.

What you need:

1 Piece of white fleece
2 feet brown fleece
1 yard of red fleece ( I had extra left over)
Piece of elastic (optional)
A piece of flexible plastic or cardboard and ducktape
Red thread
Brown thread

Step 1: Making the bill of the cap

Picture of Making the bill of the cap
I cut out a piece of cardboard that was cresent moon shaped and then used left over green duck tape to cover it ( I did this so that the cardboard would be waterproof when you wash it or from rain/snow) you could use a plastic lid cut up if you would rather do that. Then I cut out two pieces of fleece a little larger than the cardboard piece. I sewed the outside together first, fliped it inside out, placed the cardboard piece inside, and then sewed the inside of the piece together. The bill is complete.
coolmine8 months ago

dat picture... is SCARY

That is just an awesome hat! And I love the addition of the earflaps! Very practical :)
Thanks! He wants to wear it everywhere!
And so he should! As long as he doesn't jump on turtles or try to break bricks with his head :)
:) Love it!