Step 2: Cutting Out Your Hat Pieces
There are five parts to cutting this hat; the top, the brim, the mask, the braids and the eyes. We'll start with the Top:
Top: Sketch a curved triangle on a piece of paper. I made mine 6 ½ inches long and 6 inches tall. Fold it in half if you need too, to make it symmetrical. Once you are happy with your pattern, pin it to your dark green fleece and cut four pieces out.
Brim: The brim is tricky to get right. To get the basic size, you can cut a square from scrap fabric, 12 inches long and at least 6 inches wide in the middle. Cut it so its about 2 ½ inches on a longer end, and 3 ½ inches at the other. Size it up to your head and adjust it to how you want it. Once you get earflaps you like, trace it on to paper so you can use it for other hats and cut out four brim pieces.
Mask: The mask is just a piece of red fleece about 18 inches long and about 2 inches wide. The edges on the mask are raw, so you should make sure to cut it out really neatly.
Braids: Cut out long strips of fleece, four green and two red. They should be about ¾ wide and no shorter than 12 inches long.
Eyes: Just cut out almond shaped pieces from white fleece scraps.