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If you’re looking for a pattern for a pussy hat for a march, this one’s pretty fast and easy to make.
Start with 1/2 yard of fleece. If you’re a savvy shopper you can get it on sale.
The 1/2 yard I bought was on sale for 50% off, regularly $9.99/yard.
So the whole piece of fabric cost me $2.50, and I got two hats out of it!
I didn’t think to photograph cutting the fabric, as the idea for a blog post didn’t come to me until I was already sewing it together.
If I make any more, I’ll photograph that part and add it.
Fold the fabric in half so the two selvage (rough factory finished) edges are together.
Measure around your head just above your eyes. Divide that number in half and add 1 inch for seam allowances. For example, my head is 22″ around, so that’s 11″ plus 1″ equals 12″. Record your number.
Measuring from the selvage edge inward, make marks at that measurement you recorded in a line from one cut edge of the fabric to the other. Connect those marks with a line and cut on that line. You’ll have two pieces of fabric that are 18″ long and whatever your measurement was in width.
Lay one on top of the other, making sure all the edges line up. Sew around 3 edges of the fabric. I used a serger and I didn’t bother to change the thread because all but one seam will be hidden when it’s done, and that seam will be up inside the hat.
Step 1: sew around 3 sides of the hat. At this point it will look like a pillowcase with one end open.
Step 2: turn the “pillowcase” inside out, make sure the corners are fully turned, and push against the seams from the inside to make them lay flat.
Step 3: Trim the open end if the edges don’t match up, and then stitch it closed. Yes, stitch it from the outside, unless you’re a stickler for perfection and *want* to hand-sew the inside seam to make it invisible. It’s supposed to be a quick project though, and that seam won’t show when the hat is worn.
Step 4: Start to tuck the visible seam up inside the hat.
Sewing step 5: Push that visible seam all the way up to the top and make the inside corners fit into the outer ones.
The hat is essentially done at this point but for some fussing.
Step 6: Put it on and fold up the bottom edge to suit you best. For now the “ears” will be a bit stiff, but once it’s been washed once or twice, they’ll become more floppy.
Step 7: Not really a step, just showing the finished hat and the “ears” that appear at the corners.
Two hats, $1.25 each, and about 20 minutes total work. March on!