Anyone who knows me knows that there is a special spot in my heart for odd accessories. The hat in question was a cute faux fur hood with long scarf sleeves and bear ears. The only problem: the price. At $130, it was a steep tag, and so I passed it up.
Fast forward a week later, and I'm having a conversation with another friend about this hat. I still want it, but I can't justify the cost. My friend says to me, "That's only four or five seams. You could sew that, no problem." Thus began a quest - the quest to make the Bear Hat. Pictures of the assembly follow, and as always, you can click each picture to access a bigger one.
|Drafting the pattern straight onto the faux fur. Probably not|
my brightest idea, but I figured this was a simple enough
design that it would work out okay.
|The hat has a flannel lining, made from flannel shirting|
I bought from Jo-Ann fabric. I thought a cute touch
would be to add felt paw prints on the bottoms.
|Sewing the paws on with contrasting red thread.|
|Finalized half of the hood. I added a topstitch to |
this part to secure the lining.
|To secure the ears, I cut a hole through the hood, and|
stuffed the ear through. There were too many layers for
my poor machine to handle, so I had to hand stitch this part.
|All done! I had originally planned to sew pockets into the|
bottoms to keep my hands warm, but I made the tails a little
too long. It also sits a little weird, but in another session
I'll take some scissors to the hat and trim it so it fits better.