Hi I’m Angel with FleeceFun.com and Allfreesewing.com.
Today I’m going to show you how to make the owl hat from the Halloween Hat Pack 2. For
this project you will need the following: You will need the free PDF pattern that’s
available on FleeceFun.com, 1/3 yard of fleece, 1/8 of a yard of contrasting materials for
pieces ( you might need 2 colors. I like to use scraps for this), thread, and scissors.
Alright once you have all those items, it’s time to get started. You can find assembly
instructions on how to assemble the pattern on FleeceFun.com’s channel. Cut out two pieces
of the main hat pattern. You will need to cut out four of the owl ear, one of the owl
nose or beak, and two of the owl pupil, and two of the owl eye. Please take your time
cutting out the owl eyes, pupils, and beak as we will be using them for applique and you’ll
want to make sure you have clean cut so it will look good. Great now that you have all
of those pieces cut out, it’s time to start sewing. We’re going to do some basic quick
applique for the eyes and beak. First we are going to assemble the eyes. Lay out the eyes
and place the pupils where you want them. Then using a zig zag stitch along the edge
of the pupil sew it onto the eye. Then place the eyes on the right side of one of the hat
pieces. Pin. Sew on using a zig zag stitch along the edges of the fabric of the eyes.
Repeat with the nose slash beak. Please note that for demonstration purposes I’m using contrasting
thread but I recommend that you use a thread that matches the pupil and eye color when
you do this applique. Alright looking good. Next step. Taking the ear pieces put right
sides together and pin. For baby hat use a half inch seam allowance. For child or adult
hat use a quarter inch seam allowance when sewing the ears. Sew together using a straight
stitch and be sure you’re going to leave that bottom open so you’re just going to sew the
sides of the ear. Trim the point taking care not to cut through your stitches. Turn right
side out. Alright now it’s time to add those pieces to the hat. Place and pin the ears
where you would like them to be on the hat. About 1/3 of the way down seems to work well.
Then you’re going place the ears facing in. Ok, so you want the tops of the ears facing
in sitting on the right side of the fabric. Then you’ll place the other half of the hat,
right side down, on top using a half inch seam allowance sew each side of the hat along
the curve side to the point before it deeps into a V. Be sure to leave the bottom or the
brim section open. Now that you’ve sewn the sides of the hat it’s time to close the top.
Fold the hat so this time the seams you just sewn are touching. Pin the V on each side
closed. Sew one seam along the top of the hat closing the V on both sides. This will
make the rounded top. Turn the brim under one inch and more or less if you like depending
on the length you prefer. Pin and sew a zig zag stitch along the edge of the fabric all
the way around that brim. Snip any lose threads and turn right side out. And you’re finished.
You have a cute adorable hat that is going to look so cute on your little one or hey,
even maybe you right? If you like this pattern and tutorial I have several others on my website
FleeceFun.com that you might also enjoy. All my patterns and tutorials are free. You might
also like the froggy hat. You may also like the bunny hat. Be sure to check out Allfreesewing,
all their patterns and tutorials on that website are free as well. Fleece Fun is also on Facebook
and on Pinterest. So be sure to check us out there. Have a great day and remember velvet
is pretentious, fleece is fun!