Saturday, February 28, 2009
Fleece Mohawk Hat - Tutorial!
So I made this for my toddler for Christmas. His head circumference is 19 1/2" and it fits him perfectly.
Here are the pattern pieces:
Here are the directions:
1) Measure the head circumference of the person who the hat is for. Divide that number by four. That length needs to fit between the blue dots on the hat pattern. Size the pattern up or down accordingly using a copy machine.
2) Lay out pattern and cut 4 pieces (one piece at a time) from fleece, following the bias line. Two pieced will be the outside and two pieces will be the inside and can be contrasting. Pinking shears can be used along the bottom only (just below the stitching line on the pattern).
3) The straps are optional. If you want straps then cut them out of either the exterior fabric or contrasting fabric. The straps may need to be lengthened or shortened if you have changed the size of the hat pattern. Adjust the length accordingly. With right sides together, stitch the straps close the edge but leave the flat short end open for turning. Trim excess if needed before turning.
4) Cut out the Mohawk pieces following the bias line.
5) Take one lining piece and one exterior piece and put them wrong sides together. Now do the same for the other side. Pin the straps, if you are using them, in place using the pink line as a guide. The straps should be sandwiched between the lining and the exterior fabric. You can shorten or lengthen the straps here as well. Now stitch along the bottom only 3/8” from the edge. Make sure you catch the straps in the stitching line. You may want to do a couple reinforcing stitch lines where the straps are since they will get a lot of tension when tied.
6) Mark the holes onto the fleece using a fabric pencil of some sort (really only need to mark one side. Now pin the two halves of the hat together in place. Take a small pair of sharp pointed scissors (or an awl if you have one) and CAREFULLY poke holes through all four layers of fleece.
7) Watch the video to see how to poke the Mohawk pieces through the fabric. Then once you do all the pieces your done!