So I decided to use up the very last bits of my buffalo check fleece. I began with 4 3/4 yards of the 58-60″ wide cloth. The second photo shows the last bits! These hats are SO FAST to make…including figuring out the best sewing sequence it took less than an hour for the first one. If you wanted to make a half dozen, you could do that in an afternoon–quick and easy winter gifts!
This hat will be a free pattern soon–not sure yet if it will be here or at Shannon’s site, but you can make one of these in well under an hour from scraps. Truly, I used maybe 10×25 for the white part, 5 x 25 for the bottom, and a bit more for the tassles/dangly bits. I just sewed two tubes to fit my head, one of the white print, one of the buffalo plaid. The white print is here at Fabric.com.
Finally, I made some dangly bits using the trimmed off selvages (they were about 1″ wide plus lengthwise grain of course): fold in half wrong sides together and use serpentine stitch. Cut to length, insert two, each folded in half, at either end of the seam at the top of the hat, and sew the final seam. Because of the bulk from the dangly bits, I found it far easier to sew from the center to the ends, lock off the stitch and repeat for the other side.
THANK YOU Shannon Fabrics for this wonderful fabric and an October full of fun, fast and easy fleece projects. I look forward to making more…I’ve got some Christmas gifts already made which I can’t share due to friends looking at my blog, and another big length of fleece to use on a snuggle quilt for winter!