This is the information I give members of my Hat Club at school - so it seems to have been pretty fool-proof as members of the class have been 8 years old and they've made their own hats by hand (with help from Miss, of course!)
Hopefully anyone who's looking to have a go will find this helpful. I tried a lot of patterns before designing my final pattern, the pattern kindly offered by
is great, I actually used it in the photos, although I cut it differently as I use a longer shape in my final design.
To make a hat you need: fleece material (50cm width from a roll will get you started nicely), scissors, pale coloured pencil (pastel pencil or tailor's chalk for the pros), needle/thread, sewing machine if you're in a rush, buttons/felt/beads/niknaks/llamas for facial decoration if needed.
Huge good luck to anyone having a go, I'd love to see your hats - let me know if it's been useful and feel free to ask Miss if you get stuck!
And please take a look at my etsy shop - it's new and I'm self-conscious! [link]
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