Character Hat




Who said hats with characters were just for little kids?


Step 1: What You Need

Sewing materials (sewing machine, needle, thread, bobbin, scissors, etc.)

-1 yard of fleece (color of your choice)
- jersey knit for the lining (you can use an old t-shirt :D)
- stuffing (for ears--if you want them)
-various other colors of fleece and other embellishments for decorations...
          for example:
pikachu beanie:
          -1 yard yellow fleece
          - scraps of black fleece
          - scraps of red fleece
          - scraps of white fleece

totoro beanie:
           -1 yard gray fleece
           - 1/4 yard white fleece
           - scraps of black fleece
            - black yarn/embroidery thread (for whiskers)
yup. :)

Step 2: Cut Out

Cut out four rounded triangles, 6 inches tall and wide (pictures 1 &2)
bottom band: 6 inches wide, 24-26 inches long (depending on the size of your head)

White Jersey-
Cut out four rounded triangles, 6 inches tall and wide (pictures 1 &2)

Step 3: Top

Sew two of the fleece triangles along one curved edge (see picture #1-- sew along the line)
Open the two triangles up and place another triangle aligned with the triangle on the right (see picture #2)
Sew along the line in Picture 2.
Do the same with the last triangle (picture 3).
Sew the first and last triangles together the same way. (see picture 4)

Repeat with the white jersey.
(picture 5)

Connect the two layers by keeping them inside out and placing them on top of each other. Sew along the outside half-circle on the edges to connect them. This way when you take the hat off, the lining won't flip inside out. Now, take the lining and flip it over the fleece so the right side of the lining is facing you and the right side of the fleece is inside.

Sew the lining onto the fleece around the rim.

Step 4: Add the Bottom Band

Same way to add the bottom band in my puppet mittens here:

No pictures for the following, sorry!
First, leave the hat with the lining facing out. Fold the bottom band in half from right to left, then sew.
Slide the bottom band (wrong side out) over the hat (lining side out). Sew around the rim.

Pictures for this, though:
Fold the bottom band up halfway. Tuck the top edges in a bit (a bit less than a centimeter) and pin. (Picture #1)
Sew. (Pictures 2&3)

Step 5: DONE!

Try it on! Decorate it! Make it awesome!! :D

other pokemon that has... a round-ish head!
polar bear!
etc.... :P be creative!



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    19 Discussions

    nice but, i need pictures for the steps. :l sorry, not the best thing. but still pretty cool.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    can someone help me out? I don't really understand how I connect the two layers.. The instructions say sew the outside half circle edges, then flip it over and sew around the rim? What does it mean by half circle edges? Sorry if these are stupid questions, but I'm really confused..

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    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for a 6 month late reply, I havent been on in years (literally :/ )

    Lol I wrote this instructable when I was like 14 so I am dying over how I wrote it so unclearly. I understand that you didn't get it, I confused myself reading it 3 years after I made it :P

    When you stack the layers, don't flip them yet. In this pic, just stack them they way they are, inside out, and sew along the round edge in the seam allowance. This is optional anyway, just to prevent the lining from flipping out of the hat when you take it off. After you sew along the round edge, flip the first layer of lining around the whole hat so the right side is facing out. I mean, this step isn't really necessary so it's ok.


    Supa cute u should try 2 make a Apple =) i like apples! apples r cool
    (i don't mean apple like Ipad/Ipod stuff like that i mean the food) or maybe even a pie hat! (theres nothing call pie besides pie..right =/)

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    (i don't want to sound stupid because i don't know what it is so im just going 2 say:) Oh yeah i've heard of those yeah...yeah... =/


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I made this today...SO awesome!!! I'm going to make a homestuck troll hat for my friend using this pattern!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Finished! I just added the ears into the band. I would add pictures, but I already gave it to m,y friend and forgot. Great ible!

    Dusk Shadows

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Wow loving these would it be able to make a hat that goes over your face? like a really REALLY long beanie or something?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! Just wondering, on the piplup hat you can't see the band, did you leave it out or.....?
    Anyway loved it!

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    Oh my, you would not believe the amount of squeeling that just happened when my daughters saw this on my screen. I have a feeling I'm going to be making a few Totoro hats! :) Thanks!