Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Mouse Hat Tutorial

Sparky says, when asked, that he wants to be "really cool" for halloween. That's all he's giving me. He does like cats quite a bit so I'm working on a "cool cat" idea.

And Iggy is going to be a really studly mouse. I think they're both going to look like little skater-dude animals when I'm done, if all goes as planned.

I started with the hat:
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You will need:

*1 beanie hat. I chose one with a brim for extra coolness. ($2 at Ross dress-for-less)
*2 plastic container lids. (example below)
*An old wash-cloth or some scraps of bright fabric.
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1. Cut the lids into ear shapes, whatever size you want.
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2. I tacked the bottom of the hat to the inner lining, about 2 inches up from the bottom, and then cut a square out of the lining for the backs of the ears. I went back later and sewed in some extra fabric to patch the spot I stole.
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3. Cut your bright fabric scraps to be the size of the ears.
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4. Stack the bright fabric with the lining, right sides together to ready them for sewing.
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5. Sew around the shape of the ear cut-outs. In stead of sewing the two fabrics flush to each-other, I tried to create a pocket between them by trying to sew the red as close to the edges of the black square as I could.
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6. Trim the edges and reinforce your stitching.
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7. Turn the ears right-side-out and stuff them with the plastic you cut out earlier.
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8. Remove a portion of the side-seams from your hat. Place the ears in the seams and re-sew them.
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There may be easier and cuter ways to do this but I thought I'd share how I went about it!! I can't wait to read all of your halloween posts and see all the creative costumes you come up with!!!

Hooray!

2 comments:

Yelena R. said...

You are so creative! And talented! I'm so impressed by all these fall projects you do :)

The life of Jayne said...

Love it! Such a cute hat!