For the most part, you'll only need general sewing equipment plus an appropriate sweater. Fabric paint or markers are also helpful if you want to create more involved color effects. Materials List:
Pattern (pdf files are attached for this pattern)
Lightweight base fabric (this is the fabric you’ll sew fur onto)
Comfortable dark-colored lining fabric (this is the fabric that will be inside the hat and show on the insides of the ears)
An old sweater or other knit garment in foxy-red, plus some trimmings from a sweater or other knit garment in white or ivory
Thread (you’ll need lots, this technique gobbles up a ton of thread.)
Scissors, pins and other general sewing equipment
A stiff, wire-bristled pet brush
An image or two to help you decide how you want your animal to look.
Fabric paint or markers (optional) Fitting:
Measure the head of the person who you're making a hat for. There are plenty of charts for standard head sizes
, but I have found that there is a huge variation, with many children having "adult" sized heads. The only way to know you're going to get a fit is to measure. And if you're in doubt, go with a bigger size. Also, this pattern starts out seeming much bigger, but as it progresses it will get smaller, so don't be worried if the pieces look really big at first.