Materials you will need:
1/3 yard fleece
1/8 yard contrasting materials for pieces (might need 2 colors)
Assembled printed pattern
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Download the free pattern here. tutorial below!
Free Monkey Hat Pattern Tutorial
1- Assemble and cut out the Pattern
You can find instructions on how to assemble the pattern here.
For contrast I recommend cutting out the ear interior (the smaller piece) with a contrasting fabric. Plus two of the basic hat pattern.
2 – Begin to pin and sew the ears
This is the trickiest part of the pattern. Taking and 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 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 or adult hat use a .25 inch seam.Turn right side out.
3 – Place the ears and make the hat.
Place and pin the ears where you would like them to be on the hat (a halfway down seams to work well). You want the tops of the ears facing in, sitting on the right side of the fabric. Sew on the ears using a .25 inch seam allowance. This will make the hat easier to sew. 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.