It’s warm and cute!
For this project you will need:
The free pdf pattern
1/3 yard fleece
1/8 yard contrasting materials for pieces (might need 2 colors – I like to use scraps)
Assembled printed pattern
Check out the Rest of Halloween Hat pack 2:
Download the free pattern here. tutorial below!
1 – Assemble and cut out the Pattern
You can find instructions on how to assemble the pattern here.
Cut out both of the pattern pieces for the Owl hat. You will need to cut out 4 of the owl ear, 1 of the owl nose or beak, 2 of the owl pupil, and two of the owl eye. Please take your time cutting out the owl eyes, pupils and beak as we will be using them for applique and you’ll want clean cuts so it will look good.
2 – Begin to assemble and add the eyes and nose/beak
We’re going to do some basic and quick applique for the eyes and beak. First we’re going to assemble the eyes. Layout the eyes and place the pupils where you want them. Pin. Then using a zig zag stitch along the edge of the pupil, sew on. Then place the eyes on the right side of one of the hat pieces. Pin. Sew on using zig zag stitch along the edge of the fabric of the eyes. Repeat with the nose/ beak.
Please note that for demonstration reasons I’ve used contrasting thread – but I recommend you use a thread that matched the pupil color.
3 – Begin to pin and sew the ears
Taking and ear pieces, put right sides together and Pin. For a baby hat use a .5 inch seam, for a child or adult hat use a .25 inch seam. Sew together using a straight stitch. Trim point taking car not to cut through your stitches.Turn right side out.
4 – Place the ears and make the 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.Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew each side of the hat (the long curved side to the point before it dips into a “V”. Be sure to leave the bottom (the brim) open. Now that you’ve sewn the sides of the hat it’s time to close the top. Fold the hat in half so the seams you just sewed are touching. Pin the “v” on each side closed. Sew one seam along the top of the hat closing the v on both sides. (This will make a rounded top.)Turn the brim edge under 1 inch (or more/less if you like) pin and sew a zig-zag stitch over the edge of the fabric. Snip any loose threads and turn right side out.
Tada! Your hat is finished.Tip: Because of the layers, sew slowly over the sections with the ears – it will keep the stitches more even.