My oldest son just started kindergarten and really loves it. Everyday he tells me that everything is so much fun but when I ask him what he actually did he says he can’t remember. At least I’m getting a positive reaction! Although he likes it he is still trying to figure the whole thing out – I think!
I vividly remember my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Wilson, reminding us to put on our ‘thinking caps’ if we couldn’t remember something. I thought I might try the same tactic on my son so one day when he said he couldn’t remember what he did I said, “You should put on your ‘thinking cap’ and maybe you will remember!”
I didn’t exactly get the response that I was hoping for…..he very effectively stated the obvious and said, “I don’t have one Mommy.”
And so the thinking cap project began.
Felt – I used scraps but if you are purchasing you will need approximately ¼ yard of the cap color and random sheets of colored felt. Since the sheets are so cheap you might be able to get away with just using sheets.
Nuts, bolts, wing nuts, etc.
Pencil and sharpie marker
Small hole punch
Very small flash light
***This would make the great start of a Halloween costume. Mad scientist maybe!?
Step 1: Sew Cap Form
Instead of going out and finding a cap pattern I just mocked up a pattern using a winter hat that fits my son. It is a very basic rounded triangle. If you don’t want to draw one up I’m sure there are plenty of hat/cap patterns online.
Cut four pieces using the same pattern noting which point is the top.
Layer two of the pieces on top of each other and sew down one side. This would be very fast if you use your sewing machine but when pre-season football is on I really like to veg in front of the TV with a craft project so I hand sewed the whole hat!
Layer another piece and sew down the next corresponding edge. Repeat until the final edges come together and sew down the last side.
Turn the form inside out and make sure it fits the appropriate head. Make adjustments if necessary.