With just a bit of polar fleece you can make a winter hat for every outfit. Although a bit a sewing is required, children can do the rest once the sewing is complete.
Polar fleece (as many colors as you like)
Yardstick or ruler
Lay the yard stick or ruler on the polar fleece. Measure a piece of polar fleece that is 24 inches by 12 inches and use the marker to mark the correct dimensions. Cut along the marker lines.
Fold the piece of fleece in half so you end up with a square shape.
Use your sewing machine to sew two of the ends. Make sure to leave one end unsewn for the head to fit.
You should have a kind of pocket, with three closed ends and one open end.
The base for the hat is complete, and now it's time to decorate. Cut strips of polar fleece in the same or different colors and patterns. I recommend cutting 6-inch strips that are about 1 inch wide.
Pinch two little ears at the top of the hat and tie a strip around each!
You can also fold up the bottom of your hat and use scissors to cut horizontal slits across the bottom.
Be sure to cut all the way through both layers of the folded hat.
String your fleece strips half way through each hole.
Tie a knot and you've got a fantastic warm fuzzy hat!
You can also make a puff ball at the top instead of ears by pinching the top of the hat together and tying a number of fleece strips around it.
Take a look at some of my cozy and warm creations!
Here are some of my many winter hats!
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