The kids are celebrating Dr. Suess everyday this next week at school with each day having a fun theme. Monday is "Crazy Hat Day" so I decided to whip up a hat using another hat we had around the house as my template. I documented the steps I took when making this hat in case any of you also need a hat for an upcoming "Crazy Hat Day".
You will need:
3 strips of red felt 3 inches by 21 1/2 inches
2 strips of white felt 3 inches by 21 1/2 inches
One red circle of felt that is approximately 7 3/4 inches in diameter
One white circle ring that is 12 inches in diameter to the outer side of the ring and 3 inches wide
Allright, here is what I did. First, sew your red and white felt strips together. I used my serger. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam if you are doing it on a sewing machine.
Next, fold the sewn strips right sides together and stitch down one side to make a tube.
Next, pin your red 7 3/4 inch in diameter circle to one side of your tube.
Sew or serge it on. Now, pull your hat right side out so all the seams are inside. Now, cut out and pin your ring of white felt. You will notice the hole is 9 inches in diameter and the outer part of the ring is 12 inches in diameter. Pin this ring to the outside of the hat.
When your rim is on you are done.
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