Thursday, November 18, 2010

Smurf Hat - DIY Awesome

I previously wrote about making Smurf Hats, but looking back at what I wrote, I realize that there are A) no pictures of the smurf hats, and B) no descriptions of how I made them, just a link to a website with tons of pop-ups.  Hmmm...  That should be rectified!

Since I don't have any photos of the hats, I'll add them later on, but they are darn good looking!



Here's the play-by-play for making the hats:

1) Find your favorite beanie (or measure the circumference of your melon, if you don't have a beanie)
 

 2) Cut open a paper shopping bag, squish your hat down flat on the bag and trace it with a pen or pencil.
3) Draw an extra knob on the top, aso:
4) Now draw another line outside previous line by about 1/2 inch.  This new outer line is your cutting pattern.  The inner line is your sewing pattern.
5) Cut out the cutting pattern
6) Pin your pattern onto a piece of felt and cut carefully along the pattern.  Repeat.  You'll need two of these pieces of felt for each hat.

7) Pin the two pieces of felt together and sew about 1/2 inch in from the edge on the top curve only (LEAVE THE BOTTOM OPEN SO IT STILL FITS ON YOUR HEAD)
8) Fold the bottom edge up 1/2 inch and pin in place, then sew around to fix that "hem" in place.
9) Turn the hat inside out!  Viola, Smuf Hat in 10 easy steps.

11 comments:

  1. great! super easy and helpful :)

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  2. i'll try. looks very easy. thanks for sharing!!

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  3. awesome! thanks!!!

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  4. great worked out fine!

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  5. Thanks! Making these today...4 of them...red for papa, white for me and the baby and a grey one for our 5 year old Vexy smurf.

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  6. Used this for my Halloween smurfette costume this year. It was a hit!

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