Basic Hat that’s Beary Cute
You will need:
A printed out version of the Free Fleece Fun Basic hat pattern PDF.
A print out of the Bear Ears Pattern
Contrasting fleece fabric, 1/3 yard for main color, scraps for contrasting inner ear (you could actually make several from this)
Thread (Preferable a contrasting color)
Download the Pattern Here.
Video tutorial (for ears begins at 1:15)
1- Cut out the pattern
You can find directions on how to assemble the patterns for this project (if needed) here. Cut out both of the patterns. For contrast I recommend cutting out the ear interior (the smaller piece) with a contrasting fabric. If you want the ear to have a dent make the top and bottom of the line on the interior ear pieces on the right side of the fabric.
2 – Pin and Sew the Ears
This is the trickiest part of the pattern. Taking an exterior and interior ear piece, put right sides together and line up the bottoms of the pieces. The exterior is larger than the interior so your ear will have a nice outline. Line up all the exterior edges of the piece and pin (this will cause the back to bubble). I like to use a lot of pins to get this right. For a baby hat use a .5 inch seam, for a child /adult hat use a .25 inch seam. Sew top stitch seam on ear if desired.
3 – Place Ears and Sew Hat
Place and pin the ears where you would like them to be on the hat (a third of the way down seams to work well). You want the tops of the ears facing in, sitting on the right side of the fabric, you will then place the other half of the hat (right side down) on top. Then follow the directions for the basic hat and you’re finished! Tip: Because of the multiple layers sew slowly over the sections with the ears – it will keep the stitches more even.