Now, pin the bottom piece/earflaps around the bottom of the bucket you just made. The earflaps should start where the side piece starts, and wrap around to the back and other side piece.
The front will be bare for now.
Repeat all the same steps for the lining piece, then you’ll have two identical hats: the shell and the lining.
Pin them together, with the right sides together. Slip the front flap in the front. The front will be really thick, so make sure to sew slowly when you get to that point.
Sew all the way around, leaving an opening at the back.
Turn the hat and hand stitch the opening closed. Also, hand stitch the front flap to the hat, so it stays in place.
I have some questions for you:
Do you use a machine to work with faux fur or do you sew by hand?
I tried working with denim but my machine is incapable of handling it. Maybe because it’s stretchy? Or too thick? Anyway what happens is the upper threading gets all loopy while the bottom thread stays tight, looks really strange. Do I need a special needle for denim?
Thanks :) I’m a complete newbie and self-teaching myself, haha! Your site helps me out a lot, especially the sewing 101 section!
You need to buy a special kind of needle from your machine to work with denim, as it’s a really thick material. I think you can buy them from most craft/sewing stores.
Thanks, I will do that! :)
This is so cute! I will have to try it.
Thank you! I think I’ll be making some of these as Christmas presents this year!
too bad florida will never get this cold :(
This hat is so cute.
so i might have showed holly your blog today. she might just think you’re really famous. i might have just confirmed that fact. :)
Whoa the timing is kind of bizarre. I actually need a trapper hat for my Halloween costume. I might have to end up buying one though since I don’t have the materials on hand.
This is AWESOME! And you even took the time to make a pattern, you are the best! This is definitely on my to do list. Thank you!
adorable! thanks for the pattern. and what’s that sweet top you’re wearing?
i want one! plus one of that awesome shirt you’re wearing;)
This is so fab! I bought some faux fur (for no particular reason, the price was just too good to beat) and now I have something to make with it! Yay!!!
WooHoo! Thanks for the pattern and tute just in time for me to make this for my granddaughter. She is now going to college where she will need something like this!
great tutorial. thank you for the pattern also. i was fearing it might be too big when i was cutting it, but it’s perfect. can’t wait to wear it and thank you again, you are awesome :D
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!
Now that the holidays are over I can show you what I created….
Here is the link to my photos….
For some reason pages 3 and 4 of the pattern pdf aren’t showing up D: Do you have the measurements for the top section of the hat..?
Wow, just saw your note about the top piece not being included… disregard this sleep-deprived blogger. *headdesk*
I am new to this site, how do i print off the pattern, i cant even find it.
how do i print out the pattern, i cant even find it
Hi Sara, it should be at the top of the post in a link. It will take you to a google .doc. :)