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Sew EZ Fleece Hat & Scarf

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I made this matching set for $2.99 in about 40 minutes. This is my first instructable and I'm using it to enter the Singer Sew Warm Contest, so I hope you find this so great you vote for me!  I used 1/2 yard of 58" wide fleece I found in the remnant basket at the cloth store.  Additional materials needed are scissors and a straight edge or a rotary cutter and mat board, pins, sewing machine with thread to match your fleece, scotch tape, a piece of paper and a compass. First, quarter the paper and use the compass to draw a 4" 1/4 circle.  After you cut it out and open the paper you will have an 8" diameter circular pattern for the crown of the hat.
 
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Step 1: Cutting the Hat Pieces

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1. Lay the fleece out with the fold towards you.  From the raw edge, fold up a 4" section and lay your crown patter in the corner where the folds overlap. You can pin it in place and cut out the quarter circle with scissors or use your rotary cutter.  You should be able to unfold your fleece and have an 8" diameter circle. Next, open the fleece so that you have a single thickness and the selvedge of the material is on your left. The selvedge is the margin of the material that doesn't ravel and is not like the rest of the fleece.  Cut a 7" wide piece from this end of the fabric.  This is band that goes around your head.

Step 2: Sewing the hat

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2. Fold the band in half with right sides together and sew the ends together using 1/2" seam.  Pin the crown to the band with right sides together and sew using 1/2" seam.  When you're done, turn the hat right side out and roll up the bottom edge. You are done with the hat!
kinglsat2 years ago
What a clever way to cut straight and even for the fringe!!
altricious3 years ago
Hi. I like the hat pattern, but I'm having an issue with the dimensions. Your circle is 8" in diameter which is about 25" in circumference. It would be about 22" circumference at the seam. However, you have a 1/2 yard of fabric and say to cut the 7" strip from a single layer along the selvedge. That would only be 18" long. I can make adjustments to make it work, but I'm wondering what you did that doesn't match my calculations.

Thanks.
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