This PDF tutorial and pattern combo shows how to sew a faux fur hat with ears and horns and bobbles that tie under the chin. The pattern has "actual size" pieces for you to print on your home printer in 5 different sizes: baby, child, adult small, adult medium, adult large. Just print and cut. This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers. Basic knowledge of sewing is required.
Learn to sew a Wild Thing hat to help your little (or big) monster stay warm this Winter. There's nothing like a faux fur hat with big ears and horns to really bring out your inner beast. The earflaps finish with cord and fuzzy bobbles that easily tie under the chin. Little and big hands alike find the stuffed bobbles tactile to squeeze and fun to play with. The ties keep the hat from flying off while biking or walking in the wind.
I have made over two dozen animal hats like this, using lots of different faux furs, and this Wild Thing design is the result of a lot of experiments in technique and shaping. This pattern is easy to modify into any number of animal costumes including cat, dog, Satyr, bear, wolf, and many others. My friends and I love wearing faux fur hats when we go camping and at costume parties. I've noticed that people smile at me a lot more when I wear a Wild Thing hat. Informal studies suggest that if you wear a Wild Thing hat while you are running errands, you will get better service. If you use quality fabrics, these hats are very comfortable, super soft, and of course, very warm. I even sleep in mine on cold winter nights.
The pattern gives complete instructions for sewing the hat, including a discussion of the various types of fabrics you can use for each of the parts.
The tutorial is 14 pages, including 49 color illustrations and photographs that show how to complete each step by sewing machine or by hand. Four of 14 pages show six different Wild Thing hats I've made with easy variations on the ears and horns. I assume you know the very basics of sewing (like threading needles and tying knots), but if you've never worked with faux fur before, this is a great place to learn how.
The printable pattern in 5 sizes is 46 pages. You will need to print 10 pages for each hat size you wish you make.
I am a artist, mathematician, teacher, and learner. I enjoy all types of needlecraft, especially sewing and weaving seed beads. See more of my work on my website http://www.beadinfinitum.com