This is a fun project I thought up for a neighbor's 4 year old girl, they've moved so I haven't got a model but, I think you'll get the gist.
She never wants to wear a hat unless it's special, pretty, frilly, girly, especially when the weather gets a bit warmer.
This hat design is fun and I think she'd like it, It's girly but, not too warm. I may have to make something similar for myself now.
Step 1: First collect your materials
Collect materials, I started with $1 clothes from the thrift store- I look for seasonal stuff; in the summer there's lots of nice unworn polar fleece, then pick up bits and bobs from all over. Wash it all first- our local shop uses some strong flowery smelling stuff so I always wash even the never-worn clothes. I had some triangular scraps of brocade -local upholstery and drapery companies sometimes have scraps of gorgeous designer fabrics in decent sized pieces for cheap (or free) and too small for them is often project sized for me. I had some netting, stuffing, beads and imagination. Get out your scissors, a rotary cutter and matt (optional), a needle, thread, a sewing machine (meet my trusty but oooold Singer), tape measure, cereal box for patterns, colored pencils (that wash out.)