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Are you guys excited for the movie? I'm geeking out over here. I'm totally wearing this opening night.

This is a really simple pattern - the whole hat is only eight pieces!

LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!

The pattern is on STEP 2 - scroll down to the bottom of the step and click on the PDF there! If you can't get it that way, I've uploaded it docs.google.com/fileview. :D


p.s. - Please ask if you have any questions!

p.p.s - Someone on craftster made their own version with fuzzy fabric!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=319985.20
Just scroll down a bit and you should see it!

Step 1: What you'll need...

Picture of What you'll need...
  • white polar fleece - 1/2 yd, just in case!
  • 24 gauge black plastic coated wire or long black twist-ties for the whiskers
  • 24 gauge white plastic coated wire to keep the ears upright
  • scissors
  • white thread and a needle and/or a sewing machine
  • the pattern, which is attached as a PDF on the next step!
If you're worried about using wire in the hat, Kiteman has this suggestion:
Soak the string in slightly-diluted PVA glue and leave it to dry (If you dry it draped over a pile of scrap plastic bags, it will set in a twiddly shape).

Step 2: Pattern information.

Picture of Pattern information.

This pattern is tailored to my head size, which is:
21 1/2 inches around, measured right above the ears,
and 13 1/2 inches from center line of head to shoulder.

...but you can easily alter it to fit you if you have a larger/smaller head. I'll go over this in the next two steps. :)

The pattern will print out on five pages. Four of the pages will be the hat, one will be the ear pattern and the test square! The test square should be 4x4 inches when the pattern is printed correctly!

I apologize for the wonky, terrible scans. Both scanners were givin' me lip. I couldn't get them to do anything properly. Some lines will be a little crooked, but that's okay!

To download the pattern, click the Adobe icon below!
wildthingmaxhat.pdf(612x792) 8 MB
 
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threadbare made it!5 years ago
I just finished this for my sons 15 birthday. Sweet huh?
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I gotta say, he doesn't look too happy...
 hmmm.  is he embarrassed?  
lol reminds me of a christmas story and the big pink bunny suit lol
That's so dang funny!
 by doing this you have made a very powerful enemy...
jessyratfink (author)  threadbare4 years ago
I like it! The big ears are awesome!
rillianswillow made it!5 years ago
This hat is too cute!  Thank you for making your instructions and pattern so easy to follow.  It only took me a couple of hours to make a fantastic edition to my Halloween costume :)

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jessyratfink (author)  rillianswillow4 years ago
I love it! It looks so cute on you! :D
gmac126 made it!5 years ago
omggg i had so much fun making this today! I plan on wearing it to school for our senior dress up day! LET THE WILD RUMPUS BEGIN. Oh yea! I need to make a crown for this too :] I will post another pic when thats done haha. THANKS AGAIN! :D
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jessyratfink (author)  gmac1264 years ago
Welcome! I'd love to see the crown when you're done! :)
hah, kinda late but yea..here was the crownn :D

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TreeUCSB made it!5 years ago
 Hey thanks for the help! this made some great hats for me and mahfriends!!! i hope u do well!! 

i dont know how to sew so i used hot glue, and iron on mending tape.. :(but they came out very well

if u wanna see the pics

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Bigev TreeUCSB4 years ago
Might I suggest, profile pic?
 
jessyratfink (author)  TreeUCSB4 years ago
This picture is freaking hilarious. Seriously. :P
textstyles made it!4 years ago
Thanks, this was very helpful, especially when it came to the ears. I used silver twisty ties for the whiskers since I knew they couldn't poke my two year old and they went in great, though better the first time than the second. (I initially placed them too high.) Anyway, Micah loves his "Max Monster" hat.:-)
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jesikat made it!4 years ago
Thank you for your awesome pattern, I was able to make full costumes for halloween & they turned out AWESOME :D

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christywitters made it!4 years ago
Thank you so much for the pattern!  My son LOVES it!  Halloween was a hit. Thank you :)
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cartier86 made it!4 years ago
 Helpful pictures! I couldnt figure out how to print the templates so i did my best and drew my own with yours as a reference, and i super glued the whole thing together and filled the ears with teddy bear stuffing. I cant sew for anything and have got really good at superglueing from making another costume! I also used pink because i was making it  for my girlfriend for halloween and we could only get a pink adult onesy offline for a max crown halloween outfit. The colors matched up nicely.

I used Seamsters instructable for the wild thing character carol! The finished products were great and it made for a fun night of halloween partying!! My only complaint was that when i was connecting carols bottom jaw to the top part of his head, i cut my finger wide open with scissors! Now his cotton filled head looks like real brains with all the blood that spilled inside! Luckily noone can see that part

Thanks for the pictures and directions :0)
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starrkisst made it!4 years ago
thanks so much for  your tutorial! i used it to make my two year old's halloween costume. it was so much fun!
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adamsunny made it!4 years ago
 Let the wild rumpus start!

Thanks for the pattern - I had lots of fun putting it all together!

~Adam "Sunny" Flanders
http://www.adamflanders.com

<3
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V-Man737 made it!5 years ago
Yeah. Oh yeah. The movie was great. It made me want to build a snow cave! Oh, and:
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jessyratfink (author)  V-Man7374 years ago
I know I already said it, but the cuteness is overwhelming. :P
Every day! :-D
mercedesx3 made it!5 years ago
 i sewed this from your pattern!
"woman, FEED ME! or i'll eat you up!"
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jessyratfink (author)  mercedesx34 years ago
Hahaha, the look on your face totally suits the quote! :D
 hahah thank you! that's what i was aiming for :]
jackblucky made it!5 years ago
after completing the hat, i took a stab at the rest of the costume too.

these are some action shots from my office halloween party yesterday. since the party was a week early, we got some weird looks when our wild rumpus took to the streets. i responded by roaring and stomping my feet and threatening to eat people up.

sorry there isnt a better close-up of the hat. your instructions were great so that part definitely turned out the best.

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jessyratfink (author)  jackblucky4 years ago
I love the second picture! You could totally photoshop yourself into the book and it would work! Great job! :D
sierras19865 years ago
i lined mine in silver silk and used the wire from a spiral bound notebook. its perfect for a wild ROMPUS!
sierras1986 made it! sierras19865 years ago
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jessyratfink (author)  sierras19864 years ago
Yessss! I love that everyone is making the face. :D
Robotosaurus Rex made it!5 years ago
Please ignore the weird look on my face.... :)
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jessyratfink (author)  Robotosaurus Rex4 years ago
Oh, I like that fabric, what a good choice! :D
Oh yeah.  My husband had the idea of putting flexible wire in the ears so I could move them around.  It worked out really well.
wearchucks333 made it!4 years ago
 I made a crown too :) thank you so much for this tutorial!
LET THE WILD RUMPUS START! <3
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jessyratfink (author)  wearchucks3334 years ago
That is a fancy crown!!!
lbarron20 made it!4 years ago
Loved making this! My pre-K class will love it!
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jessyratfink (author)  lbarron204 years ago
I really really like the whiskers on yours! :D
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