However, once I got home, I got distracted (oooh shiny) by a hat tutorial. And honestly, if the kid needs mittens he's going to need a hat too, right? So I put my mitten dreams to the side and whipped up this really cute hat. Seriously, it's cute. People have been stopping me left and right to comment on how cute it is.
- Sewing machine
Measure the head of the person you are making the hat for - baby heads are generally around 18-20 inches. My guy had a 17 inch head so you can adjust accordingly. With fleece fabric, you'll want the stretchy part of the fabric to be what wraps around the circumference of the head. Just pull on it, you'll very quickly see which end is stretchy.
1. Measure and cut your fabric. I used a 17" x 14" piece. You can adjust accordingly depending on the head circumference, and how much pom pom you want. I just eyeballed it - and cut where I thought looked about right.
2. Fold right sides together and stitch up the side of the hat, making a tube
3. Look at your lovely stitches :)
4. Fold up a cuff of about 3-4 inches and top stitch. The first time I did this, I just top stitched around it - the second time I did it, I was making one for a friend and used a decorative stitch right on the edge of the fabric.
Then you'll turn your tube right side out and start cutting from the top of the hat. Make cuts about 1/4" apart and 4" down the fabric.