For everybody who’s ever wanted to wear a Minecraft Mooshroom on their head (or knows somebody who’d love a Mooshroom hat as a gift), this Instructables project is for you! (And really, who wouldn’t want to wear a giant, red, fungus-ridden cow on their head?) It’s a definite attention-getter at any convention.

I was inspired to do this because I made a light-up Christmas tree hat that was really popular, and I figured that if people liked wearing a lit-up tree on their head, then they wouldn’t mind wearing a cow there either. And, it’s probably obvious that I really enjoy Minecraft – I also made a Minecraft-themed candle-powered paper carousel.

Step 1: Materials You'll Need

You’ll need the items pictured above -- here's what it includes:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit. I used this specific loom/knitting kit because I won it in a contest, but you could probably use a different kit and adjust it to work (or, if you’re experienced at knitting, you could probably knit all of this without a kit). See the details in the steps for what loom pieces are needed.
  • Red yarn, super bulky (size 6). I Bernat Blanket Soft & Cozy yarn (Cranberry 10705) because it was the closest in color that I could find at my local yarn shop. Any super bulky, mooshroom-colored yarn should work. The ball was 234 m, and I ended up needing a tiny bit from a second ball, but if you made the hat shorter you probably wouldn’t need a second ball.
  • Scissors
  • Piece of cardboard, at least 20 cm by 12 cm
  • Tape
  • Utility knife
  • Printer and paper
  • Glue for fabric and felt. I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Tacky Glue and it worked really well.
  • Felt in the following colors: Black, white, pink, light gray, dark gray. Get one sheet of the black, white, and pink, and two sheets of light gray and dark gray each.
  • Sewing pins and paperclips. This is for holding pieces in place before gluing them.
  • For gluing: Heavy books (e.g., textbooks), paperback novels, binder clips, and sheets of paper (to protect the books from the glue).
  • Ruler
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Cardboard toilet paper tube or paper towel tube
  • Somebody to laugh at you when you wear the hat!
Mooshrooms are my favorite minecraft mobs!
<p>Thanks, TraidenHaduken! They're mine too :) Mooshroom islands are such peaceful places.</p>
They Sure Are!
<p>This is AWESOME! I LOVE minecraft, so this is just perfect! Thank you, Teisha!</p>
<p>Thanks so much, DIYBOSS03! Glad you've enjoyed it :D And thanks for checking out my 'ible!</p>
<p>Hi, I need to know if this hat is rated for sub-zero temperatures such as those found in the Cold Taiga biomes? Also, do you find that you have any balance issues (such as the hat falling over to one side or down in-front of your eyes) while using either an axe or a shovel? Please let me know ASAP. Thank you!!</p>
<p>For the sub-zero temperatures encountered in the extremely cold biomes such as the cold taiga, I would recommend additional insulation, such as wool lining, potentially even built-in fire-resistant lava reservoirs. The hat itself seems surprisingly well-balanced, but to ensure that it does not cause falling due to an overall imbalance in precarious situations, I would recommend holding down shift when traveling along ledges (but this is a general recommendation when in such situations; I am not sure the hat would really make it more hazardous). Thank you for the questions :D</p>
<p>I ADORE this hat! My son is itching to make one himself. Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I'm actually curating a round-up of gift-giving ideas for tweens over at Sew Mama Sew and am wondering how I can contact you to receive permission to link here and use a photo? Thanks! Georgia Leigh gdsolorzano at gmail.com</p>
<p>Hi Georgia! I'm glad to hear that you and your son like the hat so much. You can email me at teisha42 at gmail.com -- I'd be happy to give permission for you to link here and use a photo for Sew Mama Sew -- just drop me an email. Thanks for checking out the project!</p>
<p>This is so cool, if i can craft one i'm sure to thank you in my sharing it on the server that i'm playing</p>
<p>Thanks, evert.wind.52! I'm glad you like it -- I've had fun wearing it to some conventions now. Also, welcome to Instructables!</p>
<p>I may need to change the way I craft it seeing that the kit you uses is not available around hear. When i've finished it i will share a picture</p>
I don't play minecraft but I can see that this is a great project. Who would have thought of that? Well done
Thanks, pucksurfer! I really appreciate it. And thanks for checking out the project!
Ooh, pretty...
It's beautiful. *Sheds tear*
<p>Hah! Thanks, RossTheGreat!</p>
Seriously awesome! I love when minecraft collides with real life.
<p>Wait, you mean minecraft isn't real life? :) Thanks for checking out the project!</p>
<p>Whoa! That is amazing!</p>
<p>Thanks, Penolopy Bulnick! And thanks for checking out the project too!</p>
<p>This is so great!</p>
<p>Thanks, mikeasaurus, and thanks for checking out the project!</p>

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Bio: I am a scientist, professional science writer, and science educator. I'm also author of the Biology Bytes books: http://www.biology-bytes.com/book/.
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